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September 2010

Origen on our Species and Divine Baby Talk, Part 2

Origen on our Species and Divine Baby Talk, Part 2

Like Christians of all ages, Origen carefully engaged the biblical text according to the worldview of his community at the time.
September 30, 2010 
By Brandon Withrow 
Biblical Interpretation 
17
 
After You Believe

After You Believe

In this video Conversation, Rev. N.T. Wright speaks about some of the concepts explored in his latest book After You Believe.
September 29, 2010 
By N.T. Wright 
Lives of Faith 
21
 
Genesis, Creation, and Ancient Interpreters

Genesis, Creation, and Ancient Interpreters

By watching ancient interpreters at work, we will see that evangelicals today may have something to learn from them.
September 28, 2010 
By Pete Enns 
Biblical Interpretation 
28
 
Are We “Cramming Religion Down Our Children’s Throats”?

Are We “Cramming Religion Down Our Children’s Throats”?

There is a strange, hyperbolic expression favored by the New Atheists: "cramming religion down the throats of children." This language evokes the harshest of images.
September 27, 2010 
By Karl Giberson 
Education 
209
 
The Same Life

The Same Life

The seas teem with countless beautiful and wonderful creatures, from the silvery schools of fish that dart through the waters and the mysterious jellyfish who float silently through the deep. To what can we attribute such beauty?
September 26, 2010 
 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
16
 
Accommodationism in the Religion-Science Debate: Why It’s Incomplete

Accommodationism in the Religion-Science Debate: Why It’s Incomplete

There is always a little venom to spare for the so-called "accommodationists," these being folk who think that one might possibly be onside with science and yet be religious.
September 25, 2010 
By Michael Ruse 
Science & Worldviews 
75
 
Origen on our Species and Divine Baby Talk, Part 1

Origen on our Species and Divine Baby Talk, Part 1

Infants learn to crawl before they learn to walk, or so they say. Ancient Christian theologians had a similar theory about the sacred text.
September 24, 2010 
By Brandon Withrow 
Biblical Interpretation 
21
 
Science and the Question of God, Part I

Science and the Question of God, Part I

Can science provide substantive insight into the question of God’s existence? This series of blogs will examine three schools of thought regarding the possibility of detecting God’s existence through science: Evolutionism, Creationism, and Intelligent Design.
September 23, 2010 
By Randy Isaac 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
83
 
Daniel Kirk on History & the Bible

Daniel Kirk on History & the Bible

But what of those who say such a reading is a “low view of Scripture” that ignores the text’s role as God’s word to the church?
September 22, 2010 
 
Biblical Interpretation 
56
 
America’s Culture Wars: A Different Perspective

America’s Culture Wars: A Different Perspective

In this video Conversation, Rev. N.T. Wright responds to the controversy in evangelicalism about evolution. Is this a “culture war” issue?
September 22, 2010 
By N.T. Wright 
Pastoral Voices 
31
 
The Problem with Literalism: Chronicles (3)

The Problem with Literalism: Chronicles (3)

These examples show that these two historians have very different reasons for writing their histories.
September 21, 2010 
By Pete Enns 
Biblical Interpretation 
23
 
On Adopting a BioLogos Faith Statement

On Adopting a BioLogos Faith Statement

We frequently are asked why BioLogos doesn’t post a faith statement. People want to know: “Just what do you believe, anyway?” This is not an easy thing to do given that BioLogos is a place for conversation among people of diverse viewpoints and traditions. The BioLogos staff members represent assorted backgrounds in the protestant evangelical tradition.
September 20, 2010 
By Darrel Falk 
Christian Unity 
106
 
On Reading “A Psalm for a New Human Species”

On Reading “A Psalm for a New Human Species”

When reading Psalm 8 it is easy to make the mistake of thinking that the message at its center—concerning mankind’s “being made a little lower than the heavenly beings” and our dominion over creation—is actually at its heart.
September 19, 2010 
By Mark Sprinkle 
Human Origins, Image of God 
12
 
The Science and Religion Relationship

The Science and Religion Relationship

So what is the real relationship between science and religion? Bitter rivals or teammates? Adversaries or advocates? The truth and the lie?
September 18, 2010 
By Peter Doumit 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
223
 
Was Adam a Real Person? Part 3

Was Adam a Real Person? Part 3

It is understandable why most Christians believe that Adam was a real historical person. This is exactly what Scripture states in both the Old and New Testaments. To defend their position, these believers often offer three arguments by appealing to the apostle Paul.
September 17, 2010 
By Denis Lamoureux 
Adam, the Fall, and Sin 
122
 
Exposing the Straw men of New Atheism: Part 1

Exposing the Straw men of New Atheism: Part 1

In addressing these ideas, my goal is not to “win” the argument about whether God exists. I think belief in God is incredibly complicated and that there are solid and defensible reasons to reject belief in God.
September 16, 2010 
By Karl Giberson 
Science & Worldviews 
271
 
Paul’s Perspective on Adam

Paul’s Perspective on Adam

In this video Conversation, Rev. N.T. Wright responds to the question of how Adam functions theologically in the Old Testament and whether a historical Adam is central or important for the “Adam theology” in Paul’s letter to the Romans.
September 15, 2010 
By N.T. Wright 
Adam, the Fall, and Sin 
132
 
More Responses to Hawking’s “The Grand Design”

More Responses to Hawking’s “The Grand Design”

The discussion surrounding Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlondinow’s latest book The Grand Design continues to swirl across the internet. Today we’d like to point readers to two more responses by theologians Philip Clayton and Alister McGrath.
September 14, 2010 
 
Science & Worldviews 
34
 
The Problem with Literalism: Chronicles (2)

The Problem with Literalism: Chronicles (2)

These two different accounts were not given to us by the Spirit of God in order for us to blur the distinctions and make the two into one. The distinct message of 1 and 2 Chronicles is God’s word to the postexilic Israelites. It is worthy of our full respect and attention.
September 14, 2010 
By Pete Enns 
Biblical Interpretation 
47
 
Hawking’s Speculation: Everything Happens

Hawking’s Speculation: Everything Happens

Stephen Hawking is talking about God again. His new book, due in America in September 7, has the champions of atheism all excited.
September 13, 2010 
By Karl Giberson 
Science & Worldviews 
62
 
Sin in the Church

Sin in the Church

We often talk about what’s holding her back from giving the control of her life over to Christ. One of the biggest barriers is the blatant sinfulness of self-professing Christians, which can be alarming and hard to understand for unbelievers.
September 12, 2010 
By Kathryn Applegate 
Lives of Faith 
40
 
Was Adam a Real Person? Part 2

Was Adam a Real Person? Part 2

Typical of ancient accounts of origins, the Lord God created these de novo; that is, they were made quickly and completely formed. But Genesis 2 focuses mainly on the origin of humanity. Adam is made “from the dust of the ground” (v. 7). Notably, the use of earth to rapidly form mature human beings appears in other ancient Near Eastern creation stories.
September 11, 2010 
By Denis Lamoureux 
Adam, the Fall, and Sin 
40
 
The Slippery Concept of Slippery Slopes

The Slippery Concept of Slippery Slopes

The working of the Spirit in an immanent reality means that I may find new ways of understanding a scripture message, but these are not steps along the perilous slope but in fact a new solid place to stand.
September 10, 2010 
By John Hawthorne 
Biblical Interpretation 
22
 
Bacterial Flagellum:  Assembly vs. Evolution

Bacterial Flagellum:  Assembly vs. Evolution

While scientists frequently liken the cell to a factory that produces complicated machines, they rightly recognize the limits of the comparison: the cell is decidedly unlike a factory when it comes to how assembly actually happens.
September 09, 2010 
By Kathryn Applegate 
Design 
443
 
What Do You Mean by ‘Literal’?

What Do You Mean by ‘Literal’?

In this video Conversation, Rev. N.T. Wright responds to the question, “If you take Genesis in a non-literal fashion, especially the creation stories, why take anything in the Bible literally—such as the Gospels? Do you take the Gospels literally?”
September 08, 2010 
By N.T. Wright 
Biblical Interpretation 
75
 
The Problem with Literalism: The Books of Chronicles (1)

The Problem with Literalism: The Books of Chronicles (1)

The problem, though, is that Chronicles and Samuel/Kings both claim to report history, yet they report that history differently—and significantly so.
September 07, 2010 
By Pete Enns 
Biblical Interpretation 
75
 
On Putting Our Hands to the Plow and Not Looking Back

On Putting Our Hands to the Plow and Not Looking Back

BioLogos, unless we are careful, could evolve into a place for armchair philosophy.
September 06, 2010 
By Darrel Falk 
Christian Unity 
83
 
Praise the Father and the Creator

Praise the Father and the Creator

The creation accounts of Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 seem to tell different stories.
September 05, 2010 
 
Creation & Origins 
4
 
Top-List Survey With Francis Beckwith

Top-List Survey With Francis Beckwith

We ask philosopher Francis Beckwith, "What are you three favorite quotes on science and faith?"
September 04, 2010 
By Francis Beckwith 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
17
 
Biology and Ideology – From Descartes to Dawkins

Biology and Ideology – From Descartes to Dawkins

Ever since modern science emerged in the 16th and 17th centuries, it has been used and abused for purposes that lie well beyond science. Biology has been particularly susceptible to ideological manipulation and application, a trend that shows no sign of abating.
September 03, 2010 
By Denis Alexander 
Science & Worldviews 
76
 
Was Adam a Real Person? Part 1

Was Adam a Real Person? Part 1

De novo creation is the ancient conceptualization of origins found in the Bible. This term is made up of the Latin words de meaning “from” and novus “new.” Stated more precisely, it is a view of origins that results in things and beings that are brand new.
September 02, 2010 
By Denis Lamoureux 
Adam, the Fall, and Sin 
333
 
Does the Slippery Slope Always Go to the Left?

Does the Slippery Slope Always Go to the Left?

In this video Conversation, N.T. Wright responds to a question from a BioLogos Forum reader who notes that in the world of evangelical Christianity there seems to be a great suspicion about becoming too politically liberal, but few worries about becoming too conservative.
September 01, 2010 
By N.T. Wright 
Pastoral Voices 
37