George Murphy

George Murphy has been active for many years in helping churches see the relevance of science for faith and to deal with religious issues raised by science and technology. With a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Johns Hopkins, he taught college science courses for twelve years. Now retired from regular parish ministry, he continues to write and speak on issues of science and theology and is an adjunct faculty member at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus. His most recent books are Pulpit Science Fiction and The Cosmos in the Light of the Cross.

  • Evolution and the “Original Sins” (Part 2)

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    Evolution and the “Original Sins” (Part 2) | George Murphy

    The model [of the Fall] that I have suggested is one of humanity taking the wrong road. Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 9 of 12
  • Evolution and the “Original Sins” (Part 1)

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    Evolution and the “Original Sins” (Part 1) | George Murphy

    What is needed for atonement to take place is elimination of trust in false gods and creation of trust in the true God. Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 8 of 12
  • Scientists Tell Their Stories: George Murphy

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    Scientists Tell Their Stories: George Murphy | George Murphy

    During seminary, Dr. Murphy gained a deeper understanding of Luther’s theology of the cross, and he realized that it’s really the best way to approach the science and th... Read More >

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  • Reconciliation of a World Gone Wrong

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    Reconciliation of a World Gone Wrong | George Murphy

    Genes and culture contribute to a sinful world in which all people are born and nurtured, and our impact on our environment distorts the terrestrial creation.   Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 3 of 3
  • Evolution, Sin, and Death

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    Evolution, Sin, and Death | George Murphy

    The notion that God had to create a world with no suffering or death fails to appreciate a theology of the cross.  Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 2 of 3
  • Cross, Creation, and Evolution

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    Cross, Creation, and Evolution | George Murphy

    Can I believe in God and accept evolution? That depends on what God you have in mind.   Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 1 of 3