Monthly Archives: February 2018

Sin: Insights from Paul and James

What claims are made in the New Testament when it comes to Adam and Original Sin? Joel B. Green, Provost, Dean of the School of Theology, and Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Fuller Theological Seminary contributed a chapter to … Continue reading

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Don’t Read it for Moral Lessons

I had the opportunity recently to lead a discussion class on reading the Old Testament. The class was based in part on The Lost World of Scripture, by John Walton and D. Brent Sandy, but really focused on a Veritas … Continue reading

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Before Nature, Before Books

Jesus did not speak the ‘red letters’ in your Bible. He did not speak English … or even Greek. What we have is translation, interpretation, and paraphrase.The Gospels convey the true story of Jesus, but it does so through the … Continue reading

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Creation is Salvation

The interpretation of scripture – and especially the interpretation of the creation narratives contained in scripture – comprises one of the most significant points of conflict in the discussion of the relationship of science and the Christian faith within the … Continue reading

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Most Evangelicals Are Not Creationists?

Of course, in asking this question it is important to define what is meant by “creationist.” Most evangelicals do believe that God created the world and continues to be involved in his creation. However, if we define a creationist as … Continue reading

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Insights From Thomas

In his book No Free Lunch William Dembski commented on gaps and science. The “gaps” in the god-of-the-gaps objection are meant to denote gaps of ignorance about underlying physical mechanisms. But there is no reason to think that all gaps … Continue reading

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A Means of Knowing or a Subject for Study?

What role should religion play in a University? In her earlier book, Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think Elaine Ecklund asked 191 scientists at ‘elite’ universities “What place should religion occupy in a university like yours?” Of these scientists, … Continue reading

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