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Monthly Archives: December 2017
Is it the Science?
The third essay in the new book Four Views on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design was written by Deborah Haarsma, President of BioLogos. Unlike the first two essays (by Ken Ham, Answers in Genesis, and Hugh Ross, Reasons to Believe) … Continue reading
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The Incarnation Grounds the Christian Faith
The book of essays by Dorothy Sayers Christian Letters to a Post-Christian World reprinted as The Whimsical Christian contains an essay entitled “A Vote of Thanks to Cyrus.” In this essay Sayers reflects on the way we classify different kinds … Continue reading
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What Religious People Really Think
Are all scientists sharks out to eat religious people for lunch? Do many religious people really believe this? Are religious Americans scientifically ignorant, uninterested or or hostile toward science? Several years ago I read and posted on a fascinating book … Continue reading
Posted in Resources for Discussion, Science and Faith Tagged Christopher Scheitle, Elaine Ecklund 2 Comments
A Virgin Shall Conceive
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14 Taken up again in the Gospel of Matthew All this took place to fulfill … Continue reading
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God’s Redemptive Purpose
Hugh Ross provides a clear description of his view of old-earth progressive creation in Four Views on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design. He has a high regard for the authority and inerrancy of Scripture, but this takes him in a … Continue reading
Both Will Die in the End
I have been studying the book of Ecclesiastes recently – not a book for the faint of heart. “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” (1:2) The book is worth studying though, both for the meandering search … Continue reading
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Theology is Much More
The Rev. Dr. Polkinghorne has written a number of short books thinking through the relationship between Science and Christian faith. Theology in the Context of Science is one of these. This is a rather academic book – but the kind … Continue reading
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Is “Natural Evil” Evil?
The next chapter in the recent book Old-Earth or Evolutionary Creation? Discussing Origins with Reasons to Believe and BioLogos addresses the question of so-called natural evil, the presence of death and suffering, or natural disasters and predation before the Fall. … Continue reading
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