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Christianity and Science

Scientific Evidence

  • What is evolution?

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    What is evolution?

    Properly understood, evolution is a scientific theory about the development of life. It is consistent with Christian theology. Read More >

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  • Can evolution generate new information?

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    Can evolution generate new information?

    Well-understood biological processes—which we understand to be under God's providential care—give rise to new genetic information all the time. Read More >

  • What does the fossil record show?

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    What does the fossil record show?

    Fossils provide a unique view into the history of life by showing the forms of life in the past. They also tell us how species have changed across Earth’s history.  Read More >

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  • Does thermodynamics disprove evolution?

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    Does thermodynamics disprove evolution?

    Because evolution results in an increase in the order and complexity of species—a decrease in entropy—some claim evolution violates the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Read More >

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  • How did life begin?

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    How did life begin?

    How life came from non-life, or abiogenesis, is still largely a scientific mystery. Read More >

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  • Is historical science reliable?

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    Is historical science reliable?

    The so-called “historical” sciences test their hypotheses using observation and experimentation, much like any other type of rigorous science. Read More >

Biblical Interpretation

  • How should we interpret the Bible?

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    How should we interpret the Bible?

    Clues to the original intended meaning can be found in the style of language, the genre of literature, the original audience, and the historical and cultural context.  Read More >

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  • How long are the days of Genesis 1?

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    How long are the days of Genesis 1?

    The seven-day pattern in Genesis 1 is a literary device that serves the theological purposes of the author, rather than revealing information about the chronology of natural history. ... Read More >

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  • Is Genesis real history?

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    Is Genesis real history?

    We believe Genesis is a true account that, like other ancient narratives, uses vivid imagery to describe past events. It is silent on the scientific questions we might wish it to answ... Read More >

God's Relationship to Creation

Human Origins

  • Were Adam and Eve historical figures?

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    Were Adam and Eve historical figures?

    Traditional interpretations of Scripture should not be lightly dismissed, but neither should we ignore the results of scientific inquiry simply because they conflict with these. Read More >

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  • Did death occur before the Fall?

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    Did death occur before the Fall?

    The fossil record shows that many creatures died before humans appeared, which appears to conflict with Bible passages that describe death as a punishment for human sinfulness. Read More >

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