Two Books + Two Eyes = Four Necessities for Christian Witness, Part 2

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Yesterday Pastor Richard Dahlstrom stressed the importance of not adding to the Gospel by requiring a particular view of origins. Remembering that God speaks through two books—creation and the Bible—can help us to avoid setting up barriers to faith. Today Richard discusses the importance of “two eyes”—humility and interdependence of God’s two books.

2. Two Eyes: Humility and interdependence are in keeping with Jesus’ character.

As compelling as scientific evidence for evolution might be, questions and objections quickly arise because of apparent contradictions with the Genesis narrative. “Evolution requires death, and there was no death until Adam and Eve died;” “humans were made directly from clay” —these are just two of many reasons people who love God and his Word have a hard time embracing evolutionary creation...

Update (18 May 2016):  This blog post has been truncated because its contents are now copyrighted in the book, How I Changed My Mind About Evolution. The book page and ordering info can be found here.


About the Author

Richard Dahlstrom

Richard Dahlstrom is Senior Pastor of Bethany Community Church in Seattle, WA. His most recent book, “The Colors of Hope” was selected by Christianity today as one of the best books of 2011. You can follow his musings on the relationship of faith to everything at

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