Confronting Our Fears, Part 5: Losing Peace
Whatever your situation is, treat those who persecute you with love, patience, and understanding, and reassure them of your steadfast devotion to Jesus Christ.
Behe, Lenski and the “Edge” of Evolution, Part 5: Mixing and Matching
Behe paints a picture of molecular machines with highly specialized parts that cannot be used in other systems without “extensive” modification – and claims that without a designer, no new functions are possible. Yet what we see in nature looks rather different.
Irenaeus and Two Books Theology
Irenaeus is significant for our discussion of the development of a "Two Books" theology in two respects. First, he appears to have been a pivotal figure in the formation of the Christian Bible—the book of Scripture. Second, he is also a pivotal figure in the development of the Christian understanding of Creation.
Confronting Our Fears, Part 4: Losing Face
As we continue our tour of fears that confront evangelicals considering evolutionary creation, I’d like to start with an extended (and possibly familiar) quote from Augustine about what’s at stake when we ask, “What if I’m wrong?”
Death and Pain in the Created Order, Part 4
Many scholars see a final and complete answer only in the promise of a new creation in which all creation participates. The hope of a new heaven and a new earth points us to the final redemption of all things in Christ.
Death and Pain in the Created Order, Part 3
In what way can we view the death and pain that are part of animal existence as part of God’s good creation?
Death and Pain in the Created Order, Part 2
Scripture declares that creation as it is now, not a pre-Fall paradise, gives glory and praise to the Creator. The creation described in Scripture is our own familiar world, with lions, eagles, crocodiles, and jackals.
“And God Saw That It Was Good”: Death and Pain in the Created Order, Part 1
I have become convinced that one of the fundamental issues underlying much of the resistance of many Christians to an ancient, evolving creation is that of the problem of “natural evil.”
Science and the Bible: Intelligent Design, Part 3
Is methodological naturalism equivalent to atheism? That’s the rock bottom question here, and there simply is no consensus—neither among Christians nor even among atheists, for that matter.
Confronting Our Fears, Part 3: Losing Our Savior
If Adam never lived (so the argument goes), sin is illusory, atonement for mankind’s sin is unnecessary, and Jesus’ death is all the more tragic. Because the person of Jesus and His sacrifice are so central to the Christian faith, this is a legitimate fear.
Behe, Lenski and the “Edge” of Evolution, Part 4: IC and Exaptation
In this post, we look at the implications of the Long Term Evolution Experiment (LTEE) for another of Behe’s related ideas: that of irreducible complexity.
Justin Martyr and the Two Books, Part 2
Tracing the history of Two Books Theology means understanding how Christian theologians from the very beginnings of the Church have understood God’s self-revelation, as well as the relationship between Scripture and Creation.
Justin Martyr and the Two Books, Part 1
Justin’s “Dialogue with Trypho” provides an appropriate starting point for assessing Justin’s contribution to the development of the Two Books Theory. For starters, at this point in history, what we now call the “New Testament” had not been formally adopted by the Christian Church.
Confronting Our Fears, Part 2: Losing Biblical Authority
Throughout my various conversations with fellow believers, the most-mentioned anxiety over accepting an evolutionary creationist paradigm is the fear of losing the Bible as one’s spiritual anchor and source of authority.
Confronting Our Fears, Part 1
After a turbulent two-year process, I came to embrace evolutionary creationism as the best scientific and theological paradigm through which to view the natural world and God’s strategy to redeem humanity from the power of sin. But moving from my long-held young-earth creationist position was not an easy journey.
Katharine Hayhoe: Evangelical Christian, Climate Scientist
As an Evangelical and a scientist, Katharine Hayhoe is already a member of a rare breed. As a climate change researcher who is also married to an evangelical Christian pastor, she is nearly one of a kind.
The Church Fathers and Two Books Theology: Introduction
Rather than looking at the ways Christians throughout history have understood Scripture, I want to explore what many of the great Christian theologians (and saints!) have said about how God speaks in and through God’s other great book: Nature, or Creation.
Science and the Bible: Intelligent Design, Part 2
Keep in mind the basic idea of ID, “that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection.”
It’s an Old World After All, Part 2
Yesterday, we looked at four methods for determining the age of the Earth. In the second section of the videocast, we present one more scientific technique, as well as explore why accepting an old Earth does not call into question the first chapters of Genesis.
It’s an Old World After All, Part 1
In this BioLogos videocast, we explore the age of the Earth. The first section, featured today, explains four methods scientists have used to determine that age: tree ring, lake varve, radiometric, and seafloor spread dating.
Behe, Lenski and the “Edge” of Evolution, Part 3: Tinkering Over the Edge
Behe is right that numerous mutations occurring simultaneously are too rare to expect in evolution. What he has not demonstrated, however, is that evolution must proceed only by numerous mutations occurring simultaneously.
Introducing The Resource Finder
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