Monthly Archives: January 2012

When Was Genesis Written … And Why?

 The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins by Peter Enns is not yet another science and faith book, after all Enns is not a scientist. His greatest scientific achievement so he says in … Continue reading

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Why Would a Scientist Believe the Virgin Birth?

Most Christians have a deep appreciation for the scriptures, both the Old Testament and the New Testament. Many of our disagreements, especially the most heated discussions of science and faith arise because we respect and wrestle with scripture as inspired … Continue reading

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Once More, With Feeling …

Pete Enns has recently published a book The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins and this means the inevitable must occur. No, not backlash, name-calling, admiration, or fawning … it is the inescapable … Continue reading

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Is There Ambiguity in the Bible?

Chapter four of Dr. John Polkinghorne’s little book  Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible explores the ambiguity he finds in the bible. The tapestry of life is not coloured in simple black and white, representing an unambiguous choice between … Continue reading

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Adam in Genesis and Paul

There is little doubt that a major fault-line in the integration of a Christian understanding of the world with the major findings in modern science is centered on the issue of Adam. We saw this in the response to the … Continue reading

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Testing Scripture on Creation and Fall

Any discussion of the interface of science and scripture will eventually come to Genesis 1-3 creation and fall. The centrality of this discussion was obvious in the comments after the post on Tuesday Pastors Unconvinced … Now What? and the … Continue reading

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Pastors Unconvinced … Now What?

The question of Adam and Eve has come up often in the discussion of the relationship between science and faith. While it has no impact for the unbeliever from the science side of the question, it is a serious issue … Continue reading

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Is Intelligent Design Dead?

There is an interesting column by Paul Wallace on the Huffington Post: Intelligent Design is Dead: A Christian Perspective. Wallace quotes another blogger, Jason Rosenhouse: In the nineties and early 2000s, ID seemed to be producing one novel argument after … Continue reading

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Testing Scripture 2

Scripture plays a foundational role in the Christian faith on both an individual level and a corporate level. In fact, the centrality of scripture to the Christian faith is hard to argue. It is a self-revelation of God, so Christians … Continue reading

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Science and Theology 5 – Motivated Belief

Is religious belief merely a faith claim – a personal preference like that for peanut butter? Last Friday I put up a short post pointing to a column in the Huffington Post by Paul Pardi based on an interview with … Continue reading

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