Monthly Archives: April 2009

Darwin and the Bible 2

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Darwin and the Bible

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 … Continue reading

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Beginnings 4

With the fourth chapter of Peter Bouteneff’s book Beginnings: Ancient Christian Readings of the Biblical Creation Narratives we come to a rather controversial character, Origen of Alexandria, (ca.185-254) Origen was a prolific Christian writer, thinker, and scholar. He is purported … Continue reading

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Genesis 4-5 – Biblical Genealogies

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 … Continue reading

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Beginnings 3

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 … Continue reading

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Back to Darwin?

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 … Continue reading

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Education, Discipleship, and the Future 3

One of the topics Scot has emphasized of late has been the future of our church and the importance of youth ministry – defined to cover anyone from 12 to 30 or so. We have been discussing an aspect of … Continue reading

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