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December 2012

Southern Baptist Voices: And in Conclusion . . .

Southern Baptist Voices: And in Conclusion . . .

My goal in leading this organization for these past three and a half years has been to lay the groundwork to help my fellow evangelicals see that the conflict between our faith and mainstream science is not as great as they thought it was. In the process, my thinking has been significantly shaped by listening to people who think differently than I do
December 28, 2012 
By Darrel Falk 
Christian Unity 
7
 
Southern Baptist Series: Evolution and the Problem of Evil

Southern Baptist Series: Evolution and the Problem of Evil

Were one to propose creation by means of theistic evolution, some of the presuppositions for these responses to the problem of evil no longer function. Therefore, advocating some form of theistic evolution poses problems for standard explanations of the problem of evil.
December 28, 2012 
By Steve Lemke 
Problem of Evil 
102
 
Introducing the BioLogos Navigator

Introducing the BioLogos Navigator

Part of BioLogos mission is to show how all things hold together in Christ—to show how a Christian worldview integrates the knowledge we have of God through the Scriptures with the knowledge we have of God through the other areas in which He reveals himself as Creator and Redeemer.
December 27, 2012 
By Mark Sprinkle 
 
4
 
Creator of the Stars at Night

Creator of the Stars at Night

The God who created the cosmos is the God who came to us as a child in Bethlehem.
December 24, 2012 
By Mark Sprinkle 
Christ & New Creation 
4
 
Looking at the Collapsing Universe in the Bible

Looking at the Collapsing Universe in the Bible

The language of a collapsing universe is related to the end of the old covenant and the coming of the new covenant as God’s “new world order.”
December 21, 2012 
By Brian Godawa 
Christ & New Creation 
46
 
Why Strict Atheism Is Unscientific

Why Strict Atheism Is Unscientific

Do you believe in God? If a cadre of outspoken, strong atheists wrote a litmus test for scientists, that might very well be question #1.
December 19, 2012 
By Ross Pomeroy 
Science & Worldviews 
19
 
Science and the Bible: Intelligent Design, Part 5

Science and the Bible: Intelligent Design, Part 5

As we’ve already seen, ID is a “philosophical critique of the explanatory efficacy of Darwinian evolution”, not an alternative “theory of everything.” In my opinion, the inability of ID to offer an alternative history of nature counts crucially against its acceptance by the scientific community.
December 18, 2012 
By Ted Davis 
Design 
120
 
Off with Their Heads

Off with Their Heads

The Queen had only one way of settling all difficulties, great or small. “Off with his head!” she said, without even looking round
December 17, 2012 
By Kerry L. Bender 
Pastoral Voices 
11
 
Surprised by Jack, Part 4: Mere Evolution

Surprised by Jack, Part 4: Mere Evolution

In short, Lewis made it quite clear in his writings that he believed that there is no real conflict between mere evolution and mere Christianity.
December 13, 2012 
By David Williams 
Creation & Origins 
109
 
Surprised by Jack, Part 3: Mere Depravity

Surprised by Jack, Part 3: Mere Depravity

“Man is now a horror to God and to himself and a creature ill-adapted to the universe not because God made him so but because he has made himself so by the abuse of his free will. To my mind this is the sole function of the doctrine [of the Fall].”—C.S. Lewis
December 12, 2012 
By David Williams 
Adam, the Fall, and Sin 
30
 
Surprised by Jack, Part 2: Reflecting on the Scriptures

Surprised by Jack, Part 2: Reflecting on the Scriptures

For Lewis, “myth” hardly means false. Lewis had no trouble calling Genesis mythological, not because he had a low view of Genesis, but because he had a high view of mythology.
December 11, 2012 
By David Williams 
Biblical Interpretation 
32
 
Surprised by Jack: C.S. Lewis on Mere Christianity, the Bible, and Evolutionary Science, Part 1

Surprised by Jack: C.S. Lewis on Mere Christianity, the Bible, and Evolutionary Science, Part 1

I would like to look at three areas relevant to faith and science discussions where Lewis’s stated views might be surprising for his American Evangelical admirers
December 10, 2012 
By David Williams 
Biblical Interpretation 
46
 
The Church Fathers and the Two Books: Origen of Alexandria, Part 2

The Church Fathers and the Two Books: Origen of Alexandria, Part 2

In opposition to pagan philosophies of the time, Origen affirmed the doctrine of creation ex nihilo, the goodness of creation, and the important role of the Divine Logos.
December 07, 2012 
By Mark H. Mann 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
16
 
The Church Fathers and the Two Books: Origen of Alexandria, Part 1

The Church Fathers and the Two Books: Origen of Alexandria, Part 1

Origen of Alexandria is one of most fascinating and important figures of the ancient world, not to mention the history of the Christian Church, and easily one of the most brilliant
December 06, 2012 
By Mark H. Mann 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
5
 
Science and the Bible: Intelligent Design, Part 4

Science and the Bible: Intelligent Design, Part 4

Our discussion of Intelligent Design resumes with some conclusions we might draw about it.
December 05, 2012 
By Ted Davis 
Design 
153
 
Surveying George Murphy’s Theology of the Cross

Surveying George Murphy’s Theology of the Cross

If God himself is willing to die, particularly in such a gruesome way, then perhaps we should at least consider the possibility of God allowing the death of other creatures, too. But would this really be compatible with what we know of God through Scripture?
December 04, 2012 
By Thomas Burnett 
Christ & New Creation 
1
 
Scientists Tell Their Stories: George Murphy

Scientists Tell Their Stories: George Murphy

During his seminary education, Dr. Murphy also gained a deeper understanding of Luther’s theology of the cross, and he realized that it’s really the best way to approach the science and theology dialogue.
December 02, 2012 
By George Murphy 
Pastoral Voices 
14