Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Flood

Although we think about the flood as a staple Sunday school tale, it is rather gruesome. We have not a cute progression of animals trekking to safety two by two, but a tale of utter destruction – of the undoing … Continue reading

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The Genes Agree – The Answer Is No

No, evolution isn’t a theory in trouble. There is ample evidence for common descent and evolution by natural selection. The last posts on Robert Asher’s book Evolution and Belief: Confessions of a Religious Paleontologist considered fossil evidence for evolution. Dr. … Continue reading

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Must We Play the Game?

The next chapter of Matthew Nelson Hills new book Evolution and Holiness: Sociobiology, Altruism, and the Quest for Weslyan Perfection explores a topic at the cutting edge of science – the existence or not of human freedom … the free … Continue reading

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And Cain Knew His Wife

Where did Cain get his wife? Did people really live 900+ years? Who cares who begot who? Can we get to the action?! Perhaps the most boring genre in the Bible is the genealogy – or at least it can … Continue reading

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East of Eden

Chapter 4 of Genesis begins on what should be a happy note, the birth of two sons, but things quickly go south. Now the man knew his wife Eve, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have produced a … Continue reading

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The Serpent in the Garden

All was going along great. Adam, Eve, Garden, God. And then, appearing from nowhere, the serpent was in the garden. The first verse of Genesis 3 introduces the character. Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild … Continue reading

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Is Intelligent Design Dead?

A decade ago Intelligent Design with a capital I and a capital D was a hot topic. A major trial testing the teaching of the ID in Pennsylvania was decided in late 2005 and Stephen C. Meyer’s massive book Signature … Continue reading

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You Are Not What You Eat!

Many of the most interesting topics at the interface science and the Christian faith fall in the realm of neuroscience, sociobiology and evolutionary psychology. These are fields, it should be noted, that are in flux and undergoing rapid development. Much … Continue reading

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