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November 2009

One Hundred and Fifty Years…and Counting

One Hundred and Fifty Years…and Counting

Darrel Falk profiles three individuals with impressive academic credentials who reject evolution on theological grounds. Their stories show why we should focus on the Sacred as much as we do on Science.
November 30, 2009 
By Darrel Falk 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now, Science & Worldviews 
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Mesopotamian Myths and “Genre Calibration”

Mesopotamian Myths and “Genre Calibration”

In part three of his series on an incarnational model of Scripture, Pete Enns explains how looking at other ancient texts help us understand what kind of a text Genesis is.
November 27, 2009 
By Pete Enns 
Biblical Interpretation 
2
 
Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

"Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song." Psalm 95:2
November 26, 2009 
 
Worship & Arts 
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Exploring the Truths of Scripture and the Truths of Nature

Exploring the Truths of Scripture and the Truths of Nature

"Many voices in our current culture assert that there are irreconcilable conflicts between science and faith in Christ. We, the undersigned Christian pastors, theologians, scientists, and other scholars, respectfully disagree."
November 25, 2009 
 
Christian Unity 
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Evangelicals, Creation, and Scripture: An Overview

Evangelicals, Creation, and Scripture: An Overview

Historian Mark Noll looks at the historical background of fifteen "attitudes, assumptions, and convictions" that lead modern evangelicals to actively combat modern science, and explains how the assumptions rose to prominence.
November 24, 2009 
 
Biblical Interpretation 
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With God All Things Are Possible

With God All Things Are Possible

"Christianity," wrote someone who likes to comment under the cover of an alias on the Science and the Sacred blogs, "is extremely anti-science. Every single Christian belief, especially the disgusting childish belief in the Resurrection, is scientifically impossible."
November 23, 2009 
By Karl Giberson 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
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Science and the Law

Science and the Law

The interaction of law and science is a vast and fascinating topic. As part of this discussion, I'll offer some thoughts about Judge Jones' treatment of "science" in the Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District intelligent design case.
November 20, 2009 
By David Opderbeck 
Design 
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On Ray Comfort’s “On the Origin of Species”

On Ray Comfort’s “On the Origin of Species”

Though originally scheduled to take place today, volunteers gathered yesterday on college campuses across the United States to distribute free copies of Darwin's seminal work On the Origin of Species. The volumes included one extra item not found in the original book.
November 19, 2009 
 
Creation & Origins 
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Songs and Speciation

Songs and Speciation

How many times have you heard someone ask the question: "Have scientists ever actually observed the formation of a new species?" In this PNAS article, Peter and Rosemary Grant actually demonstrate the key events in the formation of a new species as it occurred before their very eyes.
November 18, 2009 
 
History of Life 
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Barriers to Accepting Creation by an Evolutionary Process

Barriers to Accepting Creation by an Evolutionary Process

Waltke's paper looks at eleven different factors that make it difficult for evangelicals to accept evolution as a valid means for divine creation. The eleven barriers are...
November 17, 2009 
 
Creation & Origins 
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On Coming to Peace in the Family of God

On Coming to Peace in the Family of God

The Church will endure not because of articulate words or persuasive arguments. The Church will endure because of what the Church is. It is the Body of Christ united in love. It is the Family of the eternal God.
November 16, 2009 
By Darrel Falk 
Christian Unity 
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An Incarnational Model

An Incarnational Model

In the second entry of his multi-part series, Pete Enns discusses the merits of an incarnational model of scripture -- which holds the human aspects of Scripture to be essential to the meaning of the text.
November 13, 2009 
By Pete Enns 
Biblical Interpretation 
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More Than a Question of Numbers

More Than a Question of Numbers

Imagine your neighbor told you that the moon, rather than being 240,000 miles, was merely a quarter mile -- a handful of city blocks -- away from the earth.
November 12, 2009 
 
Earth, Universe & Time 
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Friends or Foes?

Friends or Foes?

A new report from the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life takes a look at what it calls the seemingly "paradoxical" relationship between science and religion. According to the report, many surveys show that Americans respect science and the benefits it brings to our lives.
November 10, 2009 
 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
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Tiny Tails Wagging Gigantic Dogs

Tiny Tails Wagging Gigantic Dogs

I want to suggest that anti-evolutionists don't actually use evidence as evidence. Rather they use evidence as rhetoric--a debating tool designed to score points in arguments. Evidence is not, by these defocused lights, a pointer toward truth. Rather evidence is a distraction, undermining truth.
November 09, 2009 
By Karl Giberson 
Science & Worldviews 
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Science and an Incarnational Approach to the Bible

Science and an Incarnational Approach to the Bible

In this introductory post of his series on an incarnational model of Scripture, Pete Enns looks at two challenges from the 19th century that have led to a rethinking on how to interpret the Bible.
November 06, 2009 
By Pete Enns 
Biblical Interpretation 
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One Body

One Body

We are one body and we must nurture and care for each other, all the more so when we think differently on some points.
November 04, 2009 
 
Christian Unity 
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On Feeling at Home in the Family

On Feeling at Home in the Family

In my book, Coming to Peace With Science, I write about my return to evangelical Christianity after a departure caused in part by my views on evolution. What I missed most during those several years away was the joy of being with family. In those early years after my return, we would often sing a chorus, "I'm so glad I'm a part of the family of God."
November 02, 2009 
By Darrel Falk 
Christian Unity 
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