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Adam, Evolution, and the Imago Dei

Scot McKnight has a new book coming out at the end of this month, Adam and the Genome, co-authored written with Dennis Venema. Dennis is a biologist – and he handles the genome in this book. Scot looks at what … Continue reading

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The Heavens Declare!

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. All Christians agree that the heavens and the earth are intelligently designed … Continue reading

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Job for Today

What does the book of Job mean for us today? What is the message and application? John Walton and Tremper Longman III conclude their book How to Read Job by addressing these questions. The book of Job provides answers – … Continue reading

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Are We Morally Obligated?

Are there any moral obligations on us as humans? Is terrorism wrong? Is incest wrong? How old is the age of consent? (Is this concept meaningful?) Are children (or wives) property? Is gender equality always good? Is racism always wrong? … Continue reading

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Rejecting Either/Or

Denis Lamoureux has a new book out: Evolution: Scripture and Nature Say Yes! In this engaging and readable book he builds on his strong background in biology and theology to explore the question of evolutionary creation. The first chapter, Trapped … Continue reading

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Job and Jesus

We’ve been looking at How to Read Job by John Walton and Tremper Longman III. The first three sections of the book focus on Job in its ancient Near Eastern audience. As Old Testament scholars, both Longman and Walton agree … Continue reading

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Conflict or Coherence?

What is the difference between a dead dog and a dead chemistry professor lying in the middle of the road? I recently picked up a copy of the second edition of Henry (Fritz) Schaefer’s book Science and Christianity: Conflict or … Continue reading

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