Monthly Archives: June 2015

Evolutionary Inborn Evil?

Does the absence of a Fall make God responsible for human and natural evil? Does the presence of a Fall remove the criticism that God is the author of evil? Mark Harris’s book The Nature of Creation: Examining the Bible … Continue reading

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Paul’s Adam

The next chapter of John Walton’s recent book The Lost World of Adam and Eve: Genesis 2-3 and the Human Origins Debate digs into the question of Paul’s use of Adam, particularly in Romans, but also in 1 Corinthians. Because … Continue reading

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Is “The Fall” Necessary?

Chapter 7 of Mark Harris’s book The Nature of Creation: Examining the Bible and Science turns to the question of the Fall. In many ways this is the key question when examining the Bible and Science. Some things simply seem … Continue reading

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Jesus is the Keystone

Jesus is the Keystone of God’s plan to resolve disorder and perfect order, or so claims John Walton in the next chapter of his new book The Lost World of Adam and Eve. But Jesus is more than simply the … Continue reading

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How to Talk About Science and Faith

Or perhaps, and more important, how not to talk about science and faith. Some thoughts from 50+ years as a Christian involved in a range of churches, and from 30+ years as an active scientist, 23 years as a professor. … Continue reading

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But the Greatest of These is Love

I have to admit it. There have been a number of posts lately over at Jesus Creed that I’ve found rather depressing. These aren’t bad posts. In fact I’d say that they are quite good by and large, but they … Continue reading

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Creation – Once or Continual?

The next chapter of Mark Harris’s new book The Nature of Creation looks at the theological significance of the relationship between creation and creator. In particular he considers two aspects of the creative activity – creation from nothing and continuous … Continue reading

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Bread From Heaven in the Desert

The next chapter of Walter Moberly’s book Old Testament Theology: Reading the Hebrew Bible as Christian Scripture looks at Exodus 16 and the provision of manna in the wilderness. In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. … Continue reading

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Not Paradise Lost, But Paradise Ungained

The next three propositions in John Walton’s new book The Lost World of Adam and Eve look at non-order, order, disorder, and the fall in Genesis 3. There are several important points in this section addressing the questions: What is … Continue reading

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