Monthly Archives: February 2019

In Seven Days

Consider Genesis 1. In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while the spirit of God swept over the face of the waters. … Continue reading

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Only the Literal Meaning?

Craig Allert is leading us through a careful consideration of the early church fathers and their interpretation of Genesis One. The most important guidelines are to (1) read the writings in their context and (2) avoid the temptation to proof-text. … Continue reading

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It All Adds Up – The Earth is Old

Sometimes it is hard to know what to believe. After all, we can’t all be experts in everything, or very many things. Discussions surrounding science and Christian faith often involve a decision about who to trust and listen to. It … Continue reading

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When We Disagree

I’ve been traveling – with little time to write. This is a repost – but it joins with the series looking at leadership within the church. John Walton has an interesting analysis of the question of women in ministry included … Continue reading

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Why Doubts? What to Do?

Why do people doubt science? (Above is the view I am enjoying this week – hard at work at a conference.) People find many reasons to question authorities – scientists, pastors, priests, presidents. The issues are often similar, but not … Continue reading

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Forget the Fish!

I am traveling quite a bit this term – so this is a repost of one of my favorites. We need to read the Bible as the authoritative message of God, but this doesn’t mean that “traditional” readings are always … Continue reading

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God Acts in Creation

God’s acts in creation but his action is mediated. He generally acts through some intermediary – even if it is just his word. Robert Bishop in Ch. 2 of of Understanding Scientific Theories of Origins elaborates on a Christian understanding … Continue reading

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