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Let’s Not Surrender Science to the Secular World!

Let’s Not Surrender Science to the Secular World

In this series, Mark H. Mann rejects the polarization of science and faith, claiming that this separation actually causes elements of Gnosticism to rise up among Christian fundamentalists. In reality, secular knowledge is never purely objective, but has and continues to be influenced by particular world views. He calls Christians to reclaim the scientific endeavor as a means for revealing the “Book of Creation,” which ultimately will enable us to read God’s Word more accurately.

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Let’s Not Surrender Science to the Secular World!

Let’s Not Surrender Science to the Secular World!

As much as I sympathize with Giberson and Stephens, I am concerned that one of their central assumptions—that there is a divide between ‘secular knowledge’ and Christian—essentially undermines their very pursuit of a middle ground where the two can be ‘integrated’.
October 26, 2011 
Mark H. Mann 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
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Let’s Not Surrender Science to the Secular World! Part 2: Defining Gnosticism

Let’s Not Surrender Science to the Secular World! Part 2: Defining Gnosticism

Gnosticism began to exert influence on Christianity almost from the moment that the apostles first began to take the gospel to the Gentiles.
November 02, 2011 
Mark H. Mann 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
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Let’s Not Surrender Science to the Secular World! Part 3: Gnosticism Today

Let’s Not Surrender Science to the Secular World! Part 3: Gnosticism Today

Where we find this particular Gnostic tendency reappearing today is in ways that some Christians affirm certain privileged interpretations of Scripture.
December 01, 2011 
Mark H. Mann 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
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Let’s Not Surrender Science to the Secular World! Part 4

Let’s Not Surrender Science to the Secular World! Part 4

We find scripture filled with metaphor, simile, hyperbole, irony, and numerous other literary forms that make it problematic to apply a plain reading to the entire Bible.
January 24, 2012 
Mark H. Mann 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
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Let’s Not Surrender Science to the Secular World! Part 5

Let’s Not Surrender Science to the Secular World! Part 5

As I see it, there is a deep sense of confusion about the true nature of science—among both Christians and non-Christians alike.
February 06, 2012 
Mark H. Mann 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
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Let’s Not Surrender Science to the Secular World! Part 6

Let’s Not Surrender Science to the Secular World! Part 6

Nor do Christians, using scientific tools, need to buy into Satan’s lie that a universe that appears to function in an orderly, natural way came into being and functions as it does all by itself. We Christians know better.
February 12, 2012 
Mark H. Mann 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
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