The Perils and Promise of Preaching the God of Two Books
“A vast number of congregational leaders know that when they deal with evolution, they are also dealing with job security.”- Joel Hunter
Creation and Evolution “Research Programs” (And Why It’s So Hard to Change Perspectives)
The idea of “research programs” helps explain why it’s so hard for people of different origins perspectives to understand each other, and even harder to change positions.
Ecclesiastes, Education, and the Pursuit of Meaning
If you read Ecclesiastes carefully, Solomon is not saying that knowledge and learning are bad; he’s saying they’re incomplete.
Series: "Lost World of Genesis One" Book Club (7 entries)
Companion series to the spring 2015 book club featuring "The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate" by John Walton.
If God created the universe, what created God?
Many arguments claiming to prove the existence of God have been proposed throughout the centuries. A popular argument is that, since all effects come from causes, there must have been a “first cause” that is outside the material world—an “uncaused cause”. The response to many of these arguments, however, is: “If God created the world, what created God?
The “Cosmogonic” Form of Genesis 1
In both form and content, then, Genesis 1 reveals that its basic purposes are religious and theological, not scientific or historical.
Learning to Celebrate Creation Together
We need safe places in which to raise the complex issues of submitting wholeheartedly to the authority of God’s Word in the Scriptures while wrestling with the important findings and perspectives in the natural sciences.
Series: Evolution and Christian Faith Around the World (4 entries)
From the Archives: Science and the Bible: Theistic Evolution, Part 1
From 2012: The dictionaries I checked don’t define the term, “theistic evolution,” so I offer my own definition: the belief that God used the process of evolution to create living things, including humans.
From the Archives: Creation, Evolution, and Christian Laypeople, Part 1
From 2012: Many secular and many evangelical voices agree on one ‘truism’—that if you are an orthodox Christian with a high view of the authority of the Bible, you cannot believe in evolution in any form at all. New Atheist authors such as Richard Dawkins and creationist writers such as Ken Ham seem to have arrived at consensus on this.
From the Dust: Evolutionary Creation
From the archives: With From the Dust, it was our goal to help Christians see the complexity of the issues raised by modern science, as well as help them to courageously engage with the theological conversations happening within the sphere of Christian culture today.
The Genesis Rock
The story of the Genesis Rock reminds us of how biblical and scientific accounts, despite their different purviews and purposes, remain inexorably linked in our understanding of origins.
Ch. 5-6: How the Categories Shape the Conversation
The words we use to talk about the Bible and science often predispose us towards unnecessary conflicts.
The Tradition of Wisdom for Today: a Relational Theology of Science
If discussions of science and religion sometimes get bogged down in Genesis, perhaps that is because they have not made the preparatory journey through the rich material of the Wisdom books.
Origins News Roundup for September 17, 2014
Read about the death of Wolfhart Pannenberg, still debating creation and evolution, and a really big dinosaur discovery.
Series: BioLogos Basics (8 entries)
So what is BioLogos? Well it all began with a scientist and a book.
Series: Reviewing “Darwin’s Doubt” (11 entries)
Series: Fundamentalists, Modernists, and Evolution (6 entries)
Surprised by Snow Globes
But what I heard on Sundays did not seem to fit with what I experienced of the world the rest of the week. Growing up in New Mexico in the cottonwood bosque of the Rio Grande valley provided everything for a kid to become a biologist. I roamed along the river, cooked over cottonwood fires, ate wild asparagus, watched clouds form thunderheads over the distant peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.