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Stringing it Together

We finish off this series on Alister McGrath’s book A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology with a brief look at his conclusions, tying his major themes together. First a reiteration of what a robust natural … Continue reading

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Does it Matter?

Does the first century Jewish context matter when we read and interpret the New Testament? This is an important question, and far more subtle than it may originally appear. Most conservative Christians will agree that our understanding of the parables … Continue reading

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An Emergent Creation?

Chapter 15 of Alister McGrath’s book A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology is entitled “An Emergent Creation and Natural Theology.” This chapter presents some rather interesting ideas. First McGrath returns to Augustine – not to … Continue reading

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To Live as Followers of Jesus

My husband and I spent last weekend visiting our daughter in Pasadena, where she is pursuing a MA in Theology at Fuller. Aside from being hot (although not as hot as when we visited her in Budapest two years ago), … Continue reading

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Is There an End in Sight?

Chapter 14 of Alister McGrath’s book A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology deals with the question of teleology and directionality in evolution. The neo-Darwinian paradigm, (that popularized by Richard Dawkins for example), is that evolution … Continue reading

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Does Concordism Get a Bad Rap?

The opening chapter of Old Earth or Evolutionary Creation? focuses on the boundaries that define BioLogos and Reasons to Believe. Deborah Haarsma of BioLogos and Hugh Ross and Kenneth Samples of RTB describe the aims and unifying themes of their … Continue reading

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Is There Evidence for Design in Biology?

Is there evidence for design in biology? Or for that matter, what would constitute evidence of fine-tuning in biology? This is the next question arising as we continue on with Chapter 13 of Alister McGrath’s book A Fine-Tuned Universe: The … Continue reading

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