Category Archives: Bible

Outdated or Authoritative?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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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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The Incarnation Grounds the Christian Faith

The book of essays by Dorothy Sayers Christian Letters to a Post-Christian World reprinted as The Whimsical Christian contains an essay entitled “A Vote of Thanks to Cyrus.” In this essay Sayers reflects on the way we classify different kinds … Continue reading

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A Virgin Shall Conceive

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14 Taken up again in the Gospel of Matthew All this took place to fulfill … Continue reading

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