Latest Blog Posts on the Evolution Debate
A ccording to scripture, upon returning to heaven after his death and resurrection, Jesus sat down in a chair next to God. I imagine them sitting like this often, watching the events on Planet Earth and making commentary. My guess would be that, after lengthy dialogues regarding natural disasters, poverty, disease, and whether or not to keep Bono on retainer, God and Jesus might discuss mo ...
I too am one of the many people who chuckled at news stories about Harold Camping’s prediction that the world was going to end on May 21st. As a Bible believer, it was clear that his predictions were more science fiction meets Beautiful Mind than anything Biblical or historical. I was shocked that educated people could fall for such nonsense. As today becomes “Make-fun-of-all-Christians’-vi ...
Today was a long day. It began with a phone call to a father who sobbed over the phone as we disguised final funeral arrangements. His 17 year old son passed away a few days earlier. I met Mitch back in January when he started attending our church. He wanted the Bible's answers to tough questions. One of those questions is "What happens when we die." Unlike the rest of us who may wonder about ...
As far as I'm concerned, when someone asks the question "do you believe in evolution?" there are two responses. If you do believe that the diversity of life on earth is the result of a hereditary process similar or identical to Darwin's theory, you should say "Yes, I believe in evolution" If you do not believe that theory is basically correct, you think life arose according to different means, t ...
Recently a young mother complained to me that a non-Mormon family member had given her children the They Might Be Giants album Here Comes Science, which contains a song about evolution called "My Brother the Ape" (check out the great cartoon music video ). She was uncomfortable with the lyrics because she felt they were incompatible with Mormonism, the Bible, America, and apple pie. Pro ...
One of the more important and more difficult pieces of the puzzle as we feel our way forward at the interface of science and faith is the theological implications of discoveries in modern science. A comment on my post Evolution in the Key of D: Deity or Deism noted: ...this reminds me of why I get annoyed so much by those who write on theology and evolution. It's usually just deism and ...
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