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Recovering the Doctrine of Creation: A Theological View of Science, Part 1

Recovering the Doctrine of Creation: A Theological View of Science

Robert C. Bishop explains that many believe two things about creation: that the universe was created out of nothing by God and that he accomplished this in six days. This overly simplistic view does not do the robust Doctrine of Creation (DoC) justice, and it unnecessarily hinders much of the dialogue between evolution and Christianity. Bishop “recovers” the DoC by exploring the limitations of creation, God’s sovereignty in the process, God’s Trinitarian activity and ongoing purpose for his creatures, and the salvation of creation in space and time.

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Recovering the Doctrine of Creation: A Theological View of Science, Part 1

Recovering the Doctrine of Creation: A Theological View of Science, Part 1

In teaching at an evangelical liberal arts college that holds firmly to the inspiration and authority of Scripture, I find most of my students think the biblical doctrine of creation (DoC) is limited to two points...
January 31, 2011 
Robert C. Bishop 
Creation & Origins 
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Recovering the Doctrine of Creation, Part 2

Recovering the Doctrine of Creation, Part 2

Often forgotten in Christian thinking about creation is the fact that Jesus and the Holy Spirit are intimately involved in creation (Irenaeus famously referred to them as God’s “two hands”).
February 09, 2011 
Robert C. Bishop 
Creation & Origins 
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Recovering the Doctrine of Creation, Part 3

Recovering the Doctrine of Creation, Part 3

We’re used to thinking about how God is personally involved in the lives of His people, but we rarely think about how the Trinity is personally involved in creation.
February 14, 2011 
Robert C. Bishop 
Creation & Origins 
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Recovering the Doctrine of Creation, Part 4

Recovering the Doctrine of Creation, Part 4

Another element of the Doctrine of Creation is the idea that God’s action in creation parallels His action in salvation and sanctification. Compare Genesis 1 with the description of Israel’s deliverance from Egypt in Exodus 14: 21-22.
February 21, 2011 
Robert C. Bishop 
Creation & Origins 
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Recovering the Doctrine of Creation, Part 5

Recovering the Doctrine of Creation, Part 5

Sometimes Christians and non-Christians alike fall into thinking that God is only active in creation when there are miraculous violations of natural laws.
February 28, 2011 
Robert C. Bishop 
Creation & Origins 
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