Monthly Archives: July 2014

Trust is Precious

Trust is a powerful word. From the Merriam Webster dictionary definition: belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective, etc. a) assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something b) one in which … Continue reading

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Adam’s Ancestors

One of the (many) highlights of the Evolution and Christian Faith Workshop in Oxford earlier this month was the plenary lecture by David Livingstone, Professor of Geography and Intellectual History at Queen’s University, Belfast. This lecture was based on a … Continue reading

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Blood From Stone … But Unfortunately, He Got Everything Wrong

Mary Schweitzer is a paleontologist who specializes in molecular paleontology, that is in the detection and interpretation of original molecular fragments in well-preserved fossil specimens. She is best known for discovering what appears to be biomolecules, remnants of soft tissue, … Continue reading

Posted in Creation, Evangelicalism, The Fossil Record

The Author of Life

I had the privilege of being in Oxford last week (UK! not OH or MS). The picture to the right was taken from the top of the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin. You can click on the image … Continue reading

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Responses to the Traditional View of Adam

In the final major essay in Four Views on the Historical Adam William Barrick argued for a traditional young earth view of Adam as the unique, supernaturally created, seminal father of all humankind. His view was outlined in the previous … Continue reading

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The Historicity of Adam is a Gospel Issue

The final major essay in Four Views on the Historical Adam is by William D. Barrick. In his chapter Barrick argues for a traditional young earth view of Adam as the unique, supernaturally created, seminal father of all humankind. He … Continue reading

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Let Creation Rejoice

A couple of months ago I received a copy of the new book Let Creation Rejoice: Biblical Hope and Ecological Crisis by Jonathan Moo and Robert White courtesy of the publisher, IVP Academic. With other books in progress, this is … Continue reading

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Responses to Adam and Eve as Special Creation

In the last post on Four Views on the Historical Adam we looked at the view of Adam put forth by C. John Collins. He takes an old earth special creation view, but is willing to consider a wide range … Continue reading

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Fairness Tastes Like Ice Cream

Chapter four of Matthew Lieberman’s book Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect bears the interesting title Fairness Tastes Like Chocolate. Personally I like chocolate, on occasions, in small amounts. But it is nothing to write home about. Now … Continue reading

Posted in Humanness, Image of God

Adam and Eve as Special Creation

The next section in Four Views on the Historical Adam centers on the view of Adam put forth by C. John Collins. He takes an old earth special creation view, but is willing to consider a wide range of scenarios … Continue reading

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