Monthly Archives: June 2013

Faith and Vocation – as a Scientist

I have had the opportunity to participate over the last few days in a workshop on Evolution and Christian Faith that is a part of the BioLogos grant program. It is always refreshing to be part of a gathering that … Continue reading

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No Scientific Revelation in the Bible!

I have had the opportunity on a few different occasions to listen to John Walton, Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, discuss the question of origins as related in Genesis. The most recent in fact was just yesterday. John … Continue reading

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Oh Where Wisdom? (Hint – Not in Science)

The 28th chapter of the book of Job is a wisdom poem or hymn addressing the question “Where is wisdom found?”. This wisdom poem represents a significant departure from the cycle of dialog and speeches that circle around the cause … Continue reading

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Reading Genesis for All it is Worth!

Last Thursday I put up a post The Garden in Ancient Context looking at the discussion in John Walton’s background commentary on Genesis (Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary). The first comment on this post made a point that comes up … Continue reading

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The Garden in Ancient Context

I picked up a fascinating book a few weeks ago – Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy (Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary) . This is the first of a five volume set brought to my attention through a post on Pete … Continue reading

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Communication Fail!

I had a conversation over lunch with some colleagues recently when the issue of global warming came up. This was shortly after several articles appeared looking at phenomena like glacial melting: In Sign of Warming, 1,600 Years of Ice in … Continue reading

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The Primacy of Scripture, Adam, and the Fall

The questions surrounding Adam and Eve and the Fall in Genesis 2-3 and concerning the role of inspiration in the formation of the Bible are issues that won’t go away any time soon. They are not the only issues at … Continue reading

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Jesus on Adam and Eve

There has been small internet storm surrounding the remarks by Andy Stanley on Adam and Eve, and on Denny Burk’s response. Scot posted on this yesterday (link here), but focused on what he saw as a poor hermeneutic at work … Continue reading

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