Monthly Archives: April 2014

Christ Centered Creation!

 In the previous two posts (here and here) we looked with Ronald Osborn (Death Before the Fall) at the cosmic theodicy of C.S. Lewis and the creation narrative in the book of Job (a passage we too often overlook to … Continue reading

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Coevolution of Science and Religion?

The first chapter of Amir D. Aczel’s recent book Why Science Does Not Disprove God gives a brief (very brief!) overview of the development of religion, from the very early fertility representations and cave drawings tens of thousands of years … Continue reading

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The God of the Whirlwind

Ronald Osborn (Death Before the Fall) finds the cosmic theodicy provided by C. S. Lewis as an effort to think through the problem of death and suffering in creation both thought-provoking and insufficient. The conflict with rebellious non-human powers is … Continue reading

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Does Science Disprove God?

Amir D. Aczel argues that the answer is no. Science does not disprove God. A number of years ago I was browsing at a Barnes and Noble while my brother-in-law was off looking for something or other in particular. On … Continue reading

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Jesus Ate Fish and Other Thoughts on Death

To dig a little deeper into the problem of animal suffering Ronald Osborn (Death Before the Fall) turns to C. S. Lewis and The Problem of Pain. There are two ideas that are offered up for consideration. All Death is … Continue reading

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The Problem of Joshua

Lately I’ve been listening once again to the early part of the Old Testament. Genesis √, Exodus √, Leviticus √, Numbers √, Deuteronomy … Ah OK maybe, … Joshua … here the problems really take root. Today I am deep into … Continue reading

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And it Was Good … But Red in Tooth and Claw?

One of the more common arguments against evolution is the requirement of death before the fall. Not just death as a fact, but death as a mechanism of creation. It is often suggested that evolution is inconsistent with the notion … Continue reading

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Are Only Humans Moral?

Several months ago I began a series of posts looking at the questions addressed by Malcolm Jeeves (emeritus professor of Psychology at the University of St. Andrews) in his recent book Minds, Brains, Souls and Gods: A Conversation on Faith, … Continue reading

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From Tower Building to Net Mending

Ronald E. Osborn wraps up part one of his new book Death Before the Fall: Biblical Literalism and the Problem of Animal Suffering with a sketch of a new approach to hard questions of the Christian faith. He uses three … Continue reading

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