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Theology After Darwin 1 (RJS)

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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 […]

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What Did Jesus Know? (RJS)

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Scot occasionally tries his hand with posts related to evolution – so I suppose I can post on Jesus. This post though has a great deal to do with the discussion of the relationship between science and faith. While many […]

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Evolution in the Key of D: Deity or Deism? (RJS)

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This is the final post from John F. Haught’s book  Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and the Drama of Life. The last chapter of the book deals with the concept of deity – who or what is this God […]

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Evolution in the Key of D: Duty and Devotion (RJS)

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The next two chapters of John F. Haught’s book  Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and the Drama of Life deal with the topics of duty and devotion. While Haught’s discussion of death left something to be desired, his discussion […]

Evolution in the Key of D: Depth and Death (RJS)

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This has been a busy summer for me – much more so than usual – and it has taken me a while to work through John F. Haught’s book  Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and the Drama of Life.  […]

Slippery Slopes? (RJS)

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It is common to hear Christians express concern about the slippery slope. The image is of a peak, or perhaps a plateau or mesa on which we are safe – but to step away is to risk all. In the […]

What About the Genealogies? (RJS)

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I posted last week on a comment suggesting that I view Genesis 1-11 as “just collected stories.” The statement surprised me because I do not view Genesis as “just” collected stories – they are arranged and edited for a purpose […]

Christians in Academia (RJS)

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Three articles have been brought to my attention recently that are worth some discussion. The first two from Inside Higher Ed by Timothy Larson of Wheaton and Adam Kotsko at Kalamazoo College. (HT EG) The third article is an interview […]

In the Image of God (RJS)

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Pete Enns has had an interesting series on BioLogos discussing the meaning of the phrase “Image of God” (You will find it here: Part One, Part Two, and Part Three). From the Part One of his series: Some understand image […]

Collected Stories? (RJS)

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I’ve been busy the last week or so and didn’t get as involved in comments as I often do. But Scot put up a couple of interesting posts last Thursday, one on Evangelicalism’s Radical Diversity 4 with a discussion on […]

Evolution in the Key of D: Direction (RJS)

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We have taken something of a detour the last several weeks, but I would like to get back to John F. Haught’s book  Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and the Drama of Life.  One of the common complaints about […]

Evolution: A Remarkable History (not by RJS)

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Yes, you read the title for this post right. This is SMcK and not RJS, but this post is on evolution. Why? Because I just finished reading Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory (Modern Library Chronicles) , and […]

Should Pollsters Go to Seminary? (RJS)

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Pete Enns has a new article up at the Huffington Post: Evolution and Religion: Why Religion Pollsters Should Go to Seminary First. Ignore the forum (especially the ads on the sidebar) and read the article – this is an interesting […]

Did Jesus really walk on water? (RJS)

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Although I have often interacted here with posts on other blogs, I have not generally paid a great deal of attention to the comments on those other blogs. There was an interesting comment on Peter Enns’s post Jesus and the […]

Evangelicalism’s Radical Diversity 3

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The reason I disagree with Al Mohler’s recent strong statement that clearly ties belief in the gospel to young earth creationism and denial of the gospel for those who believe in theistic evolution is not because I’m a scientist and […]

Sin, Suffering, and the Fall (RJS)

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We had some excellent conversations last week centered on my post Houston, Here’s the Situation and T’s post The Credibility of Our Christian Faith. A regular reader commented on both of these posts suggesting that we should refocus the conversation […]

The Miracles of Creation? (RJS)

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There have been a number of interesting posts on the Biologos blog recently; a series of three posts by Ard Louis on Miracles and Science (Part 3 here) extracted from his scholarly essay, and a post just yesterday by Pete […]

Houston, Here’s the Situation (RJS)

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We had a couple of good conversations last week centered on the difficulties introduced into our faith by the scientific evidence for evolution and the age of the earth. (Posts here: Houston, We’ve Had a Problem and Houston, We Still […]

Houston, We Still Have a Problem (RJS)

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We had an interesting discussion Tuesday centered on scripture, the reliability of scripture, and the foundation of our faith: Houston, We’ve Had a Problem. One of the key aspects of this conversation was how we view scripture as reliable in […]

Houston, We’ve Had a Problem (RJS)

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Scot forwarded this letter, with permission of the author to post. I am putting it up for consideration because it fits with the general topics I’ve posted on for the last several years. We’ve had a problem – and this […]

Evolution in the Key of D: Descent and Drama (RJS)

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I recently received a copy of John F. Haught‘s new book Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and the Drama of Life. Haught is a Senior Fellow in Science and Religion at Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University and Professor of […]

In Search of Truth? (RJS)

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Last Wednesday Science and The Sacred posted an essay by Darrel Falk entitled On Living in the Middle.  The essence of the essay is a discussion of the difficulty in charting a course between extremes – in this case the […]

Constitution or Conversation? (RJS)

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I am reading Brian McLaren’s new book A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith as part of a book group in discussion with University students and scholars. One thing about this book – it makes […]

Evolution in the Key of D (RJS)

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I recently received a copy of John F. Haught‘s new book Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and the Drama of Life. Haught is a Senior Fellow in Science and Religion at Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University and Professor of […]

Facing the Future in Community (RJS)

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BioLogos held a workshop at Gordon College last week – well attended and well worth the time from what I hear. Some 50-70 people were in attendance, mostly college professors. Several regular readers of this blog were at the workshop.  […]

Creation, Cosmology, and Context (RJS)

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The introduction to a series on William P. Brown‘s new book, The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder, got off with something of a whimper. Perhaps this post will excite more interest. The formula […]

An Absence of Mind … Is Altruism Rational? (RJS)

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Marilynne Robinson is best known as a novelist for Gilead, Housekeeping, and Home. Her most recent book, Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self, takes a stab at something different – but not […]

Living in Denial? (RJS)

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Michael Kruse brought an article to my attention a few weeks ago by Debora MacKenzie in New Scientist entitled Living in Denial: Why sensible people reject the truth. This article is part of a series of articles discussing the issues […]

An Absence of Mind? (RJS)

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Marilynne Robinson is best known as a novelist for Gilead, Housekeeping, and Home. Her most recent book, Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self, takes a stab at something different – but not […]

Myths We Believe … (RJS)

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Today we conclude our look at the recent book by Elaine Howard Ecklund Science vs Religion: What Scientists Really Think. The earlier installment are here: first, second, third and fourth. The book relates various insights about science and religion that […]

Is Free Will Anti-Science? (RJS)

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Anthony R. Cashmore, Robert I. Williams Professor of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania wrote his inaugural article following election to the National Academy of Science on The Lucretian swerve: The biological basis of human behavior and the criminal justice […]

God on the Quad? (RJS)

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We are looking at the recent book by Elaine Howard Ecklund Science vs Religion: What Scientists Really Think. The earlier installments are here: first, second, and third. The book relates various ideas about science and religion that emerged from her […]

Does Ph.D. –> Atheism? (RJS)

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Yesterday afternoon a fellow using the name of “joe” left an interesting comment on one of posts: “Read the God Delusion you ignorant fools.” The idea, it seems, is that anyone who thinks, who cares to look at the evidence, […]

What Do Scientists Really Think? 2 (RJS)

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We are looking at the recent book by Elaine Howard Ecklund Science vs Religion: What Scientists Really Think. The first installment is here. In chapter 5 Ecklund considers how religion is dealt with by professors in the University. Issues of […]

Truth by Show of Hands? (RJS)

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I haven’t linked to BioLogos lately – but they’ve had a number of good posts recently. Karl Giberson put up a thought provoking post this week worth some conversation, Would You Like Fries With That Theory? In this essay he […]

What Do Scientists Really Think? 1 (RJS)

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Today I am a lab rat – the little white kind, running through a maze, dissected for examination… Elaine Howard Ecklund a sociologist at Rice University, with a husband on the faculty in Physics, has published a book Science vs […]

The Challenge of Adam 9 (RJS)

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Today I wrap up this series on David N. Livingstone’s book, Adam’s Ancestors: Race, Religion, and the Politics of Human Origins. In Chapter 9, Dimensions: concluding reflections, Livingstone ties together several themes running through his book. For our purposes today […]

Father Forgive Us … (the challenge of Adam 8) (RJS)

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I am currently reading a book by David N. Livingstone, Adam’s Ancestors: Race, Religion, and the Politics of Human Origins. David Livingstone is Professor of Geography and Intellectual History at Queen’s University, Belfast and this book reflects both of his […]

The Challenge of Adam 7 (RJS)

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I am currently reading a book by David N. Livingstone, Adam’s Ancestors: Race, Religion, and the Politics of Human Origins. David Livingstone is Professor of Geography and Intellectual History at Queen’s University, Belfast and this book reflects both of his […]

Telling Our Story (RJS)

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The first comment on my post last Thursday was a thought provoking one – John Frye suggested the importance of story in wrestling with the conflict at the core of the interaction of science and faith. From his comment: Maybe […]

The Challenge of Adam 4 (RJS)

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This series is primarily a consideration of a book by David N. Livingstone, Adam’s Ancestors: Race, Religion, and the Politics of Human Origins, but the challenge of Adam extends much beyond this of course. The major conflict over Dr. Waltke’s […]

Confronting the Data (RJS)

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I’ve been traveling this week and unable to get back to David N. Livingstone’s book Adam’s Ancestors: Race, Religion, and the Politics of Human Origins. We will return to this book next week. On a related note though there is […]

What Role Naturalism? 2 – Insights from Thomas (RJS)

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Last Friday and Saturday Francis Beckwith, Professor of Philosophy & Church-State Studies at Baylor University, posted an essay describing his journey through the concepts of intelligent design, philosophical naturalism, and Christian philosophy. Beckwith has been no stranger to controversy the […]

The Challenge of Adam 2 (RJS)

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We started a discussion Tuesday centered on David Livingstone’s book Adam’s Ancestors. This is a fascinating look at the history of the development of ideas about Adam and the context within which they arose. It is only indirectly a look […]

The Challenge of Adam 1 (RJS)

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I am currently reading a book by David N. Livingstone, Adam’s Ancestors: Race, Religion, and the Politics of Human Origins. David Livingstone is Professor of Geography and Intellectual History at Queen’s University, Belfast and this book reflects both of his […]

What Role Naturalism? 1 (RJS)

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After our rather spirited discussions of Intelligent Design over the last couple of months  I think it would be useful to consider the concept of methodological naturalism, both its purpose and its limits.  Although there are technical philosophical definitions that […]

NT Wright on Genesis (RJS)

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Late last week the BioLogos blog Science and the Sacred posted another video clip featuring NT Wright. In this clip he discusses the dating of Genesis 1-3 and what he sees as the impact of these texts on first century […]

Signature in the Cell 9 – ID, Mark Noll, and Worldviews (RJS)

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I was traveling last week and unable to do justice to a wrap up on Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design – but having considered some of the discussion, digested and pondered the content, I […]

Of Fleas and Faith (RJS)

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There were two interesting posts last week – on two very different kinds of blogs. The first on Jerry Coyne’s blog “Why Evolution is True,” where he scratches a flea, and the second, a response, on the BioLogos blog “Science […]

Signature in the Cell 8 (RJS)

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Stephen C. Meyer has published a (very long, but readable) book, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design, outlining his argument in favor of intelligent design. We will wrap up this series today looking at Ch. […]

Why Intelligent Design? (RJS)

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Over the last several weeks we have had an extended conversation on intelligent design as we have discussed Stephen C. Meyer’s book, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design. One of the comments on the last […]

Signature in the Cell 7 (RJS)

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Stephen C. Meyer has published a (very long, but readable) book, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design, outlining his argument in favor of intelligent design. In Ch. 15 he summarized his argument for design.  In […]

Stephen Barr on Intelligent Design

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Coincidentally, Stephen M. Barr, professor of physics at the University of Delaware, posted an article on First Things published today entitled “The End of Intelligent Design.” The first paragraph is below, read the article and we can start a conversation […]

Christian Worldview – Is There a Place? (RJS)

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I’ve given my point of view on this blog on many occasions. Today I would like to put a slightly different point of view up for consideration. I had an e-mail conversation with a friend last week about intelligent design […]

Signature in the Cell 6 – The Best Explanation? (RJS)

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Stephen C. Meyer has published a (very long, but readable) book, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design, outlining his argument in favor of intelligent design. Chapter 15 is where we finally get to the point. […]

Science, Scripture, and Worldviews (RJS)

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The Biologos blog Science and the Sacred posted two excellent videos of N. T. Wright a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been slow in getting to these, with so many other interesting topics on the agenda – but both are […]

Signature in the Cell 5 – The RNA World Hypothesis (RJS)

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Stephen C. Meyer has published a (very long, but readable) book, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design, outlining his argument in favor of intelligent design. This book essentially argues that life is very complex, the […]

Science and the Evangelical Mission (RJS)

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Last Friday David Opderbeck introduced Ken Wilson’s essay Science and the Evangelical Mission in America. Wilson’s message is that the approach we take to issues of science and faith will have a profound impact on the willingness of people to […]

Signature in the Cell 4 (RJS)

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Stephen C. Meyer has published a (very long, but readable) book, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design, outlining his argument in favor of intelligent design. This book essentially argues that life is very complex, the […]

Science and Christianity … Why Resurrection? (RJS)

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On my post last Tuesday, toward the end of the comments, the following question was asked (I edit slightly): Your ‘Noah’ versus ‘resurrection’ argument is interesting.  … Moreover is the ‘resurrection’ as an event that important? Jesus was supposedly ‘resurrected’ […]

Signature in the Cell 3 – More on Historical Questions (RJS)

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Stephen C. Meyer has published a (very long, but readable) book, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design, outlining his argument in favor of intelligent design. This book essentially argues that life is very complex, the […]

Signature in the Cell 2 – Historical Questions (RJS)

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Stephen C. Meyer has published a (very long, but readable) book, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design, outlining his argument in favor of intelligent design. This book essentially argues that life is very complex, the […]

Signature in the Cell 1 (RJS)

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Stephen C. Meyer has published a (very long, but readable) book, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design, outlining his argument in favor of intelligent design. This book essentially argues that life is very complex, the […]

Theology, Science, and Global Warming (RJS)

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Scot has posted a few time over the last month on the topic of anthropogenic global warming (AGW), either as a short question or as part of Weekly Meanderings. One of the things that surprised me in the ensuing conversation, […]

A Conspiracy? … Belief, Evolution, and Global Warming (RJS)

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The coverage of the Copenhagen meeting and the recent debacle over the “climate gate” e-mails has raised a number of different questions for many people.  See here for one of the multitude of reports. The questions range from the reality […]

Tim Keller on Adam and Eve (RJS)

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The white paper written by Tim Keller for the November workshop “In Search of a Theology of Celebration” is posted on the BioLogos web site: Creation, Evolution, and Christian Laypeople (or direct link). In his paper Keller gives what he […]

Tim Keller on Creation and Evolution (RJS)

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The white paper written by Tim Keller for the November workshop “In Search of a Theology of Celebration” is posted on the BioLogos web site: Creation, Evolution, and Christian Laypeople (or direct link). In his paper Keller gives what he […]

Dark Matter, String Theory, and Heaven (RJS)

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Dark matter has made the news of late. A detector deep in a mine in Minnesota – an old iron mine – has provided the first hint of an observation of dark matter. Dark matter is a kind of matter […]

Education for Human Flourishing … Do we need the soul? (RJS)

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IVP is publishing a series of books designed to help college students in a variety of disciplines integrate a Christian worldview into their approach to their discipline. The first book in this series is by Paul Spears and Steven Loomis […]

Missional Campus Ministry … Integration (RJS)

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In his post this morning Scot suggests that missional people are asking folks in their own neighborhood: “How can I help you?” The answers to that question determines what “missional” means in that neighborhood. Given this definition missional campus ministry […]

Science, Body, Soul, and Resurrection (RJS)

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Today we wrap up our discussion centered on Kevin Corcoran’s book Rethinking Human Nature: A Christian Materialist Alternative to the Soul where he develops a constitution view of human persons. We will look at the fifth and sixth chapters: I […]

The Stem Cell Challenge (RJS)

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We began a couple of weeks ago to look at Kevin Corcoran’s book Rethinking Human Nature: A Christian Materialist Alternative to the Soul where he develops a constitution view of human persons. The fourth chapter of the book deals with […]

Science, Body, and Soul 3 (RJS)

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We began a couple of weeks ago to look at Kevin Corcoran’s book Rethinking Human Nature: A Christian Materialist Alternative to the Soul where he develops a constitution view of human persons.  Professor  Corcoran is a philosopher teaching at Calvin […]

The Way Forward? (RJS)

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Darrel Falk posted an excellent column on Science and the Sacred yesterday. In this post he comments on three conversations with highly educated people who hold a young earth view of creation. The reasons are not scientific, all three will […]

A Theology of Celebration (RJS)

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The Biologos Foundation ran an invitation only workshop earlier this month on the issues of science and faith – evangelical faith. They are posting a number of the papers considered over the next several weeks both on the Biologos site […]

Science, Body, and Soul 2 (RJS)

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We began last Thursday to look at Kevin Corcoran’s book Rethinking Human Nature: A Christian Materialist Alternative to the Soul where he develops a constitution view of human persons.  Professor  Corcoran is a philosopher teaching at Calvin College specializing in […]

Science, Body, and Soul 1 (RJS)

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Over the next couple of weeks or so I would like to look at two books, not new but fairly recent, that think through some ideas on body and soul. The first is by Kevin Corcoran, Rethinking Human Nature: A […]

8 Little Foxes that Spoil the Church’s Vines 5

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In their new book, Hidden Worldviews: Eight Cultural Stories That Shape Our Lives , Steve Wilkens and Mark Sanford examine cultural scripts that work against the gospel work in the Church.  Our theme today: scientific naturalism. The motto: “Only matter […]

Evolution and Evangelicals … Reflections (RJS)

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We began a discussion Tuesday on the real and perceived barriers to the acceptance of  an evolutionary mechanism of creation amongst evangelical theologians.  The basis for our discussion is a recent survey by Bruce Waltke (or here), an Old Testament […]

Evolution and Evangelicals … What are the Barriers? (RJS)

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This is a big question for many of us these days. What are the barriers to the acceptance of evolution amongst evangelicals? Can we (or should we) dismantle the “Great Wall” and overcome these barriers? Biologos has planned a working […]

Bible and Authority Revisited 2 (RJS)

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[We’ve added the captcha text because we were bombarded by a spammer Monday. We hope the captcha text will disappear with the spammer soon.] Last week I posted a question by a reader asking about categories of biblical literature and […]

Science, Worship, and Fasting (RJS)

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A “spam storm”: of a hundred comments an hour or more requires the catcha back on for a time. Bear with us and join the conversation. (Copy a long comment before posting, so you won’t lose the thought if the […]

And Ardi was (maybe) Monogamous!

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Did you see the new report about the piece in Science? Anyone read the article and have anything to add or say? Scientists in Ethiopia have found a 4.4 million year old human predecessor that promises to upend long-held notions […]

Bible and Authority Revisited (RJS)

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A couple of weeks ago I had a brief post asking why the scientific theory of evolution was a challenge for faith, but a scientific theory explaining weather was not a problem. (See here for the post: God, Science, and […]

Science and Christian Virtue 1 (RJS)

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Last week I posted on an article from Discover Magazine on the science of sin (Part One and Part Two). This article described a number of studies where the human brain was imaged as a function of external stimulus. These […]

Science and Sin 2 (RJS)

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“Why does being bad feel so good?” Studies of brain response to various situations may provide important insights to this question. In the last post in this series we considered some of the science pertaining to lust, gluttony, and  sloth […]

Science and Sin 1 (RJS)

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While much of the furor over the conflict between science and faith centers on the question of origins and evolution – it is not limited to these questions alone. The sciences also impact our understanding of human behavior and human […]

Evolution’s Place? 6 (RJS)

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Chapter 11 of Simon Conway Morris’s book Life’s Solution: Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe is titled Toward a Theology of Evolution, and to this we now turn. Conway Morris suggests that the view – common among many educated westerners […]

Evolution’s Place? 5 (RJS)

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Several weeks ago we began a series looking at Simon Conway Morris’s book Life’s Solution: Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe. After a brief hiatus I  will come back to this book with two final posts; today a discussion of […]

God, Science, and Evolution (RJS)

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Yesterday we finished off a discussion of John H. Walton’s fascinating look at The Lost World of Genesis One. In the discussion of scientific explanations of origins in proposition 16, p. 136 Walton draws an analogy (He uses a few […]

Genesis One 17

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This is my last post on Walton’s book, but RJS will have one tomorrow … We come today to the end of John Walton’s (professor at Wheaton) new book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins […]

Genesis One 16 (RJS)

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Scot has handled most of the discussion on John Walton’s (professor at Wheaton) new book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate, but I am going to jump in with a post on his next […]

Genesis One 15

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In John Walton’s (professor at Wheaton) new book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate, we have yet another proposition to discuss: Current debate about Intelligent Design ultimately concerns purpose. Walton thinks Genesis 1 is […]

Evolution’s Place? 4 (RJS)

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I will return to consider the next chapters of Conway Morris’s book Life’s Solution: Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe next week. Today I would like to take a brief detour and consider another question. Many authors – Dawkins and […]

Genesis One 14

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In John Walton’s (professor at Wheaton) new book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate, we have yet another proposition to discuss: God’s roles as creator and sustainer are less different than we have thought. […]

Genesis One 13

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In John Walton’s (professor at Wheaton) new book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate, we have yet another proposition to discuss: The difference between origin accounts in science and Scripture is metaphysical in nature. […]

Genesis One 12

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We are in a conversation and discussion about John Walton’s (professor at Wheaton) new book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate. We have been waiting for this day, or at least some of our […]

Evolution’s Place? 3 (RJS)

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Chapters 2-5 of Simon Conway Morris’s book Life’s Solution: Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe ramble through a description of the rather tight constraints required for the formation of life and the lack of current understanding as to how life […]

Atheist Delusions 8

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David Bentley Hart, a historian of ideas, Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies , puts the New Atheists — Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris — to the test in the theories that are at work to prop up their […]

Genesis One 11

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We are in a conversation and discussion about John Walton’s (professor at Wheaton) new book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate. Proposition 11: “Functional cosmic temple” offers face-value exegesis. In John Walton’s view, his […]

Atheist Delusions 7

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David Bentley Hart, a historian of ideas, Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies , examines how “faith and reason” were related in the Medieval Age in order to provide historical context for what has happened with New […]

Genesis One 9

posted by Scot McKnight

We are in a conversation and discussion about John Walton’s (professor at Wheaton) new book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate. Proposition 9 is another big one: The seven days of Genesis 1 relate […]

Evolution’s Place? 2 (RJS)

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Today I start in earnest a series focused on Simon Conway Morris’s book Life’s Solution: Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe. This book is an exploration of the evidence for evolutionary convergence – the idea that there are islands of […]

Genesis One 8

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We are in a conversation and discussion about John Walton’s (professor at Wheaton) new book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate. Proposition 8 of Walton’s book, and one that can reorient everything one sees […]

Genesis One 7

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We are in a conversation and discussion about John Walton’s (professor at Wheaton) new book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate. Each chp in Walton’s book is a “proposition” and today we look at […]

Genesis One 6

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We are in a conversation and discussion about John Walton’s (professor at Wheaton) new book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate. Proposition 6: Days 4 to 6 install functionaries. “… in most cases the […]

Evolution’s Place? 1 (RJS)

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What place can evolution have in a world created by a personal God? The Darwinian paradigm of random mutation and natural selection seems to suggest that the development of life in the universe and sentient beings on our planet is […]

Genesis One 5

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We are in a conversation and discussion about John Walton’s (professor at Wheaton) new book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate. What about Day 1 to Day 3 in Genesis 1? Is this about […]

Missional Campus Ministry 1 (RJS)

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Yet another academic year approaches – yet another set of fresh new faces on campus. As we approach a the start of term I would like to renew the conversation on campus ministry we began last spring (You can find […]

Genesis One 4

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We are in a conversation and discussion about John Walton’s (professor at Wheaton) new book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate. One reason why this book will be read, digested, and influential is because […]

Genesis One 3

posted by Scot McKnight

We are in a conversation and discussion about John Walton’s (professor at Wheaton) new book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate. (By the way, if you’d like a wonderful and God-shaped exposition of Genesis […]

A Fine Tuned Universe? 10 (RJS)

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We finish off this series on Alister McGrath’s book A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology with a brief look at his conclusions, tying his major themes together. First a reiteration of what a robust natural […]

Genesis One 2

posted by Scot McKnight

We are in a conversation and discussion about John Walton’s (professor at Wheaton) new book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate. What does it mean when we say “create”? John Walton argues that the […]

A Fine Tuned Universe? 9 (RJS)

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Chapter 15 of Alister McGrath’s book A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology is entitled “An Emergent Creation and Natural Theology.” This chapter presents some rather interesting ideas. First McGrath returns to Augustine – not to […]

Genesis One 1

posted by Scot McKnight

We at the Jesus Creed blog, both Scot and RJS, have already invited one and all to enter into a conversation and discussion about John Walton’s (professor at Wheaton) new book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and […]

A Fine Tuned Universe? 8 (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

Chapter 14 of Alister McGrath’s book A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology deals with the question of teleology and directionality in evolution. The neo-Darwinian paradigm, (that popularized by Richard Dawkins for example), is that evolution […]

Why Us? (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

There is a new book out Why Us?: How Science Rediscovered the Mystery of Ourselves by James LeFanu (HT TG).  I have not read this book (yet anyway) – but it has received a fair bit of attention lately. It […]

A Fine Tuned Universe? 7 (RJS)

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Is there evidence for design in biology? Or for that matter, what would constitute evidence of fine-tuning in biology? This is the next question arising as we continue on with Chapter 13 of Alister McGrath’s book A Fine-Tuned Universe: The […]

Evolution, the Bible, and the Book of Nature (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

The July/August issue of Books and Culture contains an interview by Karl Giberson with Francis Collins on his views of science and faith – now available on line: Evolution, the Bible and the Book of Nature. Here is a brief […]

A Fine Tuned Universe? 6 (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

RJS points us here to a major, major issue in the relationship of science and faith: the necessary distinction between “evidence” or “facts” and “interpretation.” Not all, including Richard Dawkins, are careful to distinguish the two and this post helps […]

Science and Faith – A Pastoral Approach? (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

Over the last year or so I’ve written a number of posts that have reflected on various aspects of the intersection of science and faith.  These are issues and questions that I’ve thought about and wrestled with most of my […]

A Fine Tuned Universe? 5 (RJS)

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Can These Bones Live? This is the question posed in Chapters 10 and 11 of Alister McGrath’s book A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology where he gives a brief overview of the chemical requirements for […]

A Fine Tuned Universe? 4 (RJS)

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The second section of Alister McGrath’s new book A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology deals with fine-tuning and natural theology in the context of a number of scientific theories and observations. The first of these […]

CS Lewis: Outside the Pale? (RJS)

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For those who don’t know this, this post is written by our friend “RJS,” a professor in the sciences at a leading American university. She regularly posts here about issues intersecting science and faith. Last week in A Fine Tuned […]

Science and the Sacred

posted by Scot McKnight

This a brief excerpt from another Beliefnet.com blog, called Science and the Sacred, by Darrel Falk. OK, we’re all really proud that Falk begins by giving kudos to RJS for her posts on science and faith on Jesus Creed. I […]

A Fine Tuned Universe? 3 (RJS)

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Chapter eight of Alister McGrath’s new book A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology deals with the views of Augustine of Hippo on creation.  Augustine and the relationship of Augustinian thought to evolution and Darwinian natural […]

A Fine Tuned Universe? 2 (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

The first section of Alister McGrath’s new book A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology deals with his vision of a Trinitarian natural theology. As is typical in almost anything by McGrath the section rambles and […]

A Fine Tuned Universe? 1 (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

Today we begin a series of posts looking at Alister McGrath’s new book A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology. This book is an enlarged version of his 2009 Gifford Lectures in which McGrath examines the […]

Tiktaalik roseae and Friends (RJS)

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Nay, fly to Altars; there they’ll talk you dead; For Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread. The Fool referred to by Alexander Pope was the literary critic of his day.  Fear not – I intend no literary criticism. […]

What About Miracles? (RJS)

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SMcK foreword: RJS’s question below stunned me this morning. Did God create in such a way that the laws of nature were how he created, so that expecting something outside the laws of nature is looking for the wrong thing? […]

Darwin and the Bible 3 (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

A couple of months ago we had two posts based on a book Darwin and the Bible: The Cultural Confrontation – (first, second). This book was designed (with only modest success) to “help readers understand the nature, history, and passions […]

Friday is for Friends: Logan Paul Gage

posted by Scot McKnight

This is a two-part series by Logan Paul Gage, of the Discovery Institute, about Intelligent Design. We posted part one last week — this is part two, and today’s post covers two themes: God and beauty. Intelligent design and the […]

The Primacy of Scripture and The Fall (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

In volume one of Essentials of Evangelical Theology (2 Volumes in 1), Donald Bloesch has a chapter entitled The Primacy of Scripture and a section in his chapter on Total Depravity dealing with The Story of the Fall. We have […]

Evolution, the Image of God, and Speech (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

SMcK comments up front: This is one of the most interesting posts we’ve seen from RJS, and I hope you read it, take it in, and offer your observations. Anyone who talks about evolution needs to talk about these sorts […]

Friday is for Friends: Logan Paul Gage

posted by Scot McKnight

This two-part series on Intelligent Design, in part a response to our ongoing discussions about evolution, is by Logan Paul Gage, a policy analyst at the Discovery Institute and who has written extensively on evolution. Intelligent Design and the Artist’s […]

The Bible and Authority (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

A few years ago NT Wright published a short book on the authority of scripture: The Last Word: Scripture and the Authority of God–Getting Beyond the Bible Wars. Scot posted on this book when both the book and his blog […]

The Bible and Knowledge 5 – Inspiration & Incarnation (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

Over the last several posts we have been considering approaches to interpret scripture that take seriously the nature of the text we have, the information from historical and scientific research, and the inspiration of scripture. This is, in my opinion, […]

Enns, Sparks, Arnold, and Chapman on the OT: Part 3 (RJS)

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Kent Sparks’s book God’s Word in Human Words (GWHW) was the subject of a session organized by Peter Enns at the Society of Biblical Literature meeting last November. Dr. Enns has made some of this session available to a broader […]

The Bible and Knowledge 4 (RJS)

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We have been working through Kent Sparks’s book God’s Word in Human Words (GWHW).  A couple of posts ago (here) I suggested a way of looking at scripture as light rather than foundation; a change in perspective that I think […]

Science, Faith, and Global Warming (RJS)

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Scot linked to an article earlier this year: Obama moves to separate politics and science.  When Scot brought this up (see here) he emphasized and directed conversation toward the issue of stem cell research – clearly an important issue and […]

The Heavens Declare (RJS)

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One of the commonly invoked arguments in any discussion of natural theology and the evidence for God is the Anthropic Principle – or put simply, the fact that the universe in which we live is incredibly finely tuned to support […]

The Bible and Knowledge 3 (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

We continue our discussion of Kent Sparks’s book God’s Word in Human Words (GWHW) moving into Chapters 2 and 3:  Historical Criticism and Assyriology and The Problem of Biblical Criticism.  Before diving into the topic of Biblical Criticism, Sparks considers […]

The Bible and Knowledge 2 (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

I don’t ever jump in to introduce posts by RJS. But this post today is a summary and sketch of a very serious proposal for how to understand the doctrine of Scripture and our knowledge of Scripture/theology. Give this a […]

The Bible and Knowledge 1 (RJS)

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In a post a couple of weeks ago (here) we opened a discussion on Kent Sparks’ thought-provoking, and somewhat controversial book God’s Word in Human Words (GWHW). Over the next several posts we will delve into this book more deeply. […]

Science and the Sacred (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

At the Following Christ Conference this last December Francis Collins announced his coming BioLogos website and foundation.  I was not at the conference, but several who were  mentioned it in comments on various posts on this blog, so I’ve been […]

Darwin and the Bible 2 (RJS)

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The fourth chapter of Darwin and the Bible: The Cultural Confrontation is a contribution by Martinez Hewlett and Ted Peters entitled The Science of Evolution and the Theology of Creation. Peters is a Lutheran theologian who has written on science […]

Enns, Sparks, Arnold, and Chapman on the OT: Part 2 (RJS)

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A couple of months ago Peter Enns posted on his blog part one of a review and discussion of Kenton Sparks’ recent book God’s Word in Human Words (GWHW).  Although in writing part one Enns expressed hoped that part two […]

Darwin and the Bible (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

Science and faith – Darwin and the Bible; these topics have excited a great deal of interest in our culture of late – and the spate of books on the topic shows little sign of abating. Several resources have appeared […]

Genesis 4-5 – Biblical Genealogies (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

We discussed the creation narratives in Genesis 1-3 in a series of posts earlier this year.  The questions on the proper interpretation of Genesis don’t stop with Genesis 3 however, and I received an e-mail last week with the following […]

Beginnings 3 (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

For many Christians the creation narratives in Genesis 1-2 and the fall in Genesis 3 are key passages in conversations concerning science and faith. The significance of our knowledge of the age of the earth and the theory of evolution […]

Back to Darwin? (RJS)

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Several years ago  John B. Cobb Jr. Professor Emeritus of the Claremont School of Theology organized a conference on evolution and religion. This conference eventually gave rise to a book of essays exploring various scientific and philosophical questions: Back to […]

Education, Discipleship, and the Future 2 (RJS)

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We started a discussion a while ago on University Ministry  – a discussion I would like to continue today. And I think the initial question to shape thinking is quite simple: What is the purpose or aim of a College […]

Beginnings 2 (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

In the second chapter of his book Beginnings: Ancient Christian Readings of the Biblical Creation Narratives Peter Bouteneff discusses the uses of the creation narrative in the New Testament. The most important New Testament references are in the Pauline literature […]

Education, Discipleship, and the Future 1 (RJS)

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Scot has been presenting a series of related posts pondering the future of evangelicalism and the importance of youth ministry – something that may cover anyone from 12 to 30 or so these days.  There are many aspects to this […]

Beginnings 1 (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

I am currently reading a book by Peter Bouteneff, a theology professor at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, entitled Beginnings: Ancient Christian Readings of the Biblical Creation Narratives. This book explores the use of the creation narratives in Second Temple […]

Romans 8: Creation Groans (RJS)

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We have spent several posts looking at Gen 1-3 and at Paul’s understanding of Genesis and its role in his atonement theology in Romans 5. In the course of this discussion several different people have brought up Romans 8, especially […]

The Garden of Eden? (RJS)

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Michael Kruse brought these articles to my attention earlier this week. An ancient temple at Gobekli Tepe in Turkey revolutionizes thinking about ancient human culture and thought. A prehistoric construction, a “temple” dating from some 8000-12000 years ago.  This is […]

Romans 5: Part 3 – Sin and its Solution (RJS)

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Romans 5:12-21 is a great passage – and at the center of the passage is the achievement of Jesus through his death and resurrection. In his commentary on Romans NT Wright notes: Though the word “cross” is not mentioned, and […]

Enns, Sparks, Arnold, and Chapman on the OT (RJS)

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We started a conversation on Tuesday that touched on the subject of the nature of inspiration and the nature of scripture as the inspired word of God.  Many have  serious questions about the intent and interpretation of the Old Testament […]

Romans 5: Part 2 – Adam (RJS)

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Romans 5:12-21 proves to be one of the key texts in any discussion of science and faith these days.  We began a discussion of this passage last week with a consideration of the meaning and nature of the death introduced […]

Intellectual Integrity and Faith? 7 – Romans 5 (RJS)

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Romans 5:12-21 proves to be one of the key texts in any discussion of science and faith these days, and the problem hits full force with v. 12: Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and […]

Genesis 2-3 Part 3 John Calvin (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

John Calvin of course was one of the principal leaders of the reformation in the 1500’s.  Calvin got many things right and, like everyone, many things wrong.  In the protestant church in general and in the more reformed branch of […]

Genesis 2-3 Part 2 (RJS)

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Genesis 3 is one of the cornerstone passages of the Bible.  Bill Arnold in his commentary on Genesis reflects that Gen 3 starts a new subject and introduces a new character, the serpent or snake.  The significance and identity of […]

Genesis 2-3 Part 1 (RJS)

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Genesis 2 begins another view of creation; another voice; a narrowed focus. First a context: We have discussed the issues of evolution and common descent in several different posts on this blog.  The mounting evidence, most importantly the molecular genetic […]

Intellectual Integrity and Faith? 3: Genesis One (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

Genesis 1 has been studied, debated, and expounded as much as any text in world history. Scholars and amateurs alike have poured over this text for twenty-five hundred years, and it continues to demand our attention because of its arresting […]

Intellectual Integrity and Faith? 2: Genesis (RJS)

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Bill T. Arnold, Director of Hebrew Studies and the Paul S. Amos Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary has a new commentary out, Genesis (New Cambridge Bible Commentary Series) .  This commentary is described as “an innovative […]

Intellectual Integrity and Faith? 1 (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

One of the serious challenges facing many in our church today – in fact our church for the last couple centuries – is the interaction between reason and faith.  How can we reconcile our increasingly sophisticated knowledge of history, of […]

Can Darwin be Saved? 3 (RJS)

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In this last post on Karl Giberson’s excellent book Saving Darwin: How to Be a Christian and Believe in Evolution I would like to concentrate on two questions. This is probably one too many, but we will give it a […]

Can Darwin be Saved? 2 (RJS)

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Karl Giberson in his recent book Saving Darwin: How to Be a Christian and Believe in Evolution has devoted several chapters to discussion of Darwin’s dark companions and to the history that has led to the culture war we find […]

Can Darwin be Saved? (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

It is common in some circles to extol Darwin as one who makes it possible to be a fulfilled atheist and in others to vilify him as the servant of Satan who set out to destroy the faith.  The truth, […]

At Peace With Science? (RJS)

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Scot having tried his hand at science a couple of weeks ago (here), I (RJS) will step up to bat once again and start to tackle what may be the toughest question in the science and faith discussion. We have […]

Friday is for (Third Way) Friends

posted by Scot McKnight

Most of the time I hand off anything about science to “RJS” but the next two chps in Adam Hamilton’s  Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White: Thoughts on Religion, Morality, and Politics are about Galileo and evolution and […]

Knowing 2 (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

In the last post in this series I suggested that one of the important issues in the current discussion of science and faith in our culture deals with knowing; how do we “know” and understand? None of us can know […]

Origins – A Resource (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

As those who read this blog regularly will know, I (RJS) am a scientist and a professor – at a secular University, not a Christian college.  This perspective and expertise plays a major role in my view of scripture and […]

Knowing (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

One of the aims of our conversation on this blog is to grapple with the issues of reasonable faith.  As a professor and a scientist, I  (RJS) find this a crucial and unavoidable discussion.  It is a fact of our […]

Expelled (RJS)

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I (RJS) saw Ben Stein’s “documentary” movie EXPELLED: No Intelligence Allowed over Thanksgiving on DVD, or I saw parts of it anyway – some of the family saw the entire movie.  I have also been asked about this movie at […]

The Bible, Rocks, and Time (RJS)

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This post is from our scientist friend, RJS. She often blogs about science subjects here at Jesus Creed. I (RJS) have been accused on occasion, on this blog as a matter of fact, of arrogance for dismissing the young earth […]

A Conspiracy of Silence? (RJS)

posted by jsturiale

I was listening recently to a recording of a public conversation between two Old Testament scholars, Dr. Peter Enns and Dr. Stephen Chapman, held at Duke and advertised as Is the Bible Ever Wrong?  It is a fascinating conversation – well […]

Original Sin Returns 4 (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

On the Jesus Creed we have been engaged in a brief discussion of original sin using Henri Blocher’s book Original Sin: Illuminating the Riddle (New Studies in Biblical Theology) as a guide. This series is part of an ongoing attempt to wrestle […]

Original Sin Returns 3 (RJS)

posted by xscot mcknight

Chapter 3 of Henri Blocher’s book Original Sindeals with discerning the mind of Paul on the issue of Adam and the Fall. Any Christian discussion of the evolution life, the evolution of homo sapiens, and the doctrine of Original Sin […]

Original Sin Returns 2 (RJS)

posted by xscot mcknight

The scenario sketched in our previous post leads to a deep question for Christians. How should we understand the Fall and Original Sin? Is the Adamic fall history or myth ??? albeit myth conveying theological truth? Is Adam everyman or […]

Evolution and Fundamentalism

posted by xscot mcknight

Pastor (Park Street Church Boston) Daniel Harrell’s new book, Nature’s Witness: How Evolution Can Inspire Faith (Living Theology), is the book we need. Here is someone who can translate science into theology and theology into science, and do so in […]

Original Sin Returns 1 (RJS)

posted by xscot mcknight

We had a good series of Friday posts on Alan Jacobs’ excellent book “Original Sin.” The essays in his book are outstanding and explore many facets of Original Sin in history and in contemporary thought. But Jacobs is an English […]

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