Last year I introduced readers to one of the leading voices about Christianity and science, John Polkinghorne. I also helped BioLogos bring in another leading voice, Robert Russell. This new series introduces a third prominent Christian thinker, Lutheran theologian Ted Peters, Research Professor Emeritus in Systematic Theology and Ethics at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (http://www.ctns.org/), and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.
  • On Creating the Cosmos

    | Ted Davis
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    On Creating the Cosmos | Ted Davis

    Ted Davis discusses Ted Peters’s affirmation of the central Christian doctrine of creation from nothing and presents edited excerpts from Peters's classic essay, “On Creat... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 1 of 9
  • Creation Out of Nothing

    | Ted Davis
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    Creation Out of Nothing | Ted Davis

    The key point of continuity between redemption and creation is the idea that the future can be different from the past. More abstractly put, God does new things. Read More >

    Basics PART 2 of 9
  • What Does Creation from Nothing Really Mean?

    | Ted Davis
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    What Does Creation from Nothing Really Mean? | Ted Davis

        The upshot of this is that creator and created are not the same thing. More importantly, what is created is fully dependent upon its creator. The cosmos is not ontol... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 3 of 9
  • Getting Some-thing From No-thing

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    Getting Some-thing From No-thing

        If we explore the notion of eternity further, we note how the concept need not necessarily imply that creation from nothing must occur in a single instant or all in ... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 4 of 9
  • Is Creation from Nothing Obsolete?

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    Is Creation from Nothing Obsolete? | Ted Davis

    We must ask: does creatio ex nihilo help make the Gospel intelligible today? It is my own position that it does. However, not everyone agrees. Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 5 of 9
  • It All Started with a Bang

    | Ted Davis
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    It All Started with a Bang | Ted Davis

    What we can say is this: the universe as we know it has not always existed in the past. It has come to be. Discussions of creatio ex nihilo make sense. Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 6 of 9
  • Peters Against the Process Theologians: Did God Really Create the Cosmos?

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    Peters Against the Process Theologians: Did God Really Create the Cosmos? | Ted Davis

        Why are we so quick to give up the idea of an initial origin? Or, to put it more precisely, why does a temporal beginning seem to be so expendable when explicating o... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 7 of 9
  • Doubting Thomas (Aquinas)

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    Doubting Thomas (Aquinas) | Ted Davis

        Once we have placed God in the causal chain, there is no escape from the inevitable question: what caused God? Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 8 of 9
  • Easter for the Universe

    | Ted Davis
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    Easter for the Universe | Ted Davis

    Creation is not simply a thing but rather a whole course of natural and historical events in which new things happen every day, a course of events which is bound by its finite future.... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 9 of 9