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Let’s Keep Our Eyes on Jesus

The next chapter of Greg Cootsona’s new book (Mere Science and Christian Faith: Bridging the Divide with Emerging Adults) broaches the subject of Adam and Eve. Were Adam and Eve historical individuals, the progenitors of the entire human race. This … Continue reading

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A Theology of Science?

It has become common to study the science of religion and as a result the science of theology. Religious practice is a social construct amenable to study in the context of sociology, anthropology, and evolutionary psychology. Presumably religion exists because … Continue reading

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A Day Without a Yesterday

Is the universe fine-tuned, designed as it were, for our existence? One of the key doctrines of the Christian faith is also the opening line of the Apostles Creed. “I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and … Continue reading

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Outdated or Authoritative?

After an introduction and a brief discussion of emerging adulthood, Greg Cootsona, Mere Science and Christian Faith, digs into hermeneutics – the principles of interpretation that shape the way we read scripture, including the creation passages. It is unfortunate that … Continue reading

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Views on Natural Theology

The next chapter in Old Earth or Evolutionary Creation: Discussing Origins with Reasons to Believe and BioLogos looks at the scientific method with focus on methodological naturalism and natural theology. J. B. (Jim) Stump (BioLogos) and Jeff Zweerink (RTB) again … Continue reading

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Mere Science, Mere Christianity

I recently received, courtesy of the publisher, a copy of a new book due for release in a week: Mere Science and Christian Faith by Greg Cootsona. Greg has BA from Berkely (overlapping with my years on campus as a … Continue reading

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Looking to the Future

Tom McLeish in his book Faith & Wisdom in Science explores the New Testament approach to creation – especially in Paul’s letters, the Gospel of John and Revelation. McLeish notes that recent scholarship has emphasized Paul as “in continuity with … Continue reading

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