2012 Video Highlights
“A Lively God” by Lincoln Harvey
Rev. Lincoln Harvey discusses our desire to “domesticate” the liveliness and abundance of God. Often, this desire to domesticate can be found in our interaction with Scripture. The Scriptures can be understood, but there is still something lively, mysterious, and beautiful in them that resists our desire to tame them. We should instead approach Scripture as we approach God, with a spirit of humility and openness.
“Speciation and Macroevolution” by Kelsey Luoma
A common challenge to evolutionary theory is that while life does indeed change over time (what is known as microevolution), no one has ever seen one species evolve into another species (or macroevolution). But this is not true—speciation has been observed by scientists. Kelsey Luoma describes several specific cases in this podcast.
“An Unfolding Creation”
Kerry Fulcher discusses the idea of viewing creation as a constant, evolving process in which God is intricately involved, rather than just a single explosion of creation a long time ago. When we get stuck on the idea of having biological ancestors, Fulcher says, we can miss the point that being made in the image of God is a relational quality, not a biological trait. It means we can communicate and have a special relationship with God, and we can reflect His character and represent Him to the rest of creation.