Category Archives: Bible

Connecting Jesus, Beginnings, and Science

How can we start productive conversations on science and Christian faith? Are there any good study guides for small groups or college fellowships? Can we open the conversation without advocating for a particular approach? I recently received a copy of … Continue reading

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The Fear of the Lord

Tremper Longman III has a new book out, The Fear of the Lord is Wisdom. The role of wisdom in Israelite and Jewish thought is a fascinating topic. This theme may change the way we view some passages of the … Continue reading

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Don’t Underrate Scripture

The last post on Old Earth or Evolutionary Creation: Discussing Origins with Reasons to Believe and BioLogos outlined John Walton’s approach to biblical interpretation. Today’s post will summarize the approach taken by Kenneth Samples and Reasons to Believe (hereafter RTB). … Continue reading

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What is Inerrant?

Chapter two of Old Earth or Evolutionary Creation: Discussing Origins with Reasons to Believe and BioLogos focuses on biblical interpretation. John Walton presents his view as one approach common in evolutionary creation and at BioLogos. Kenneth Samples writes for Reasons … Continue reading

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Creation as an Act of Love

I recently picked up yet another book on Creation, this one by Justo L. Gonz├ílez, a United Methodist minister and scholar. [Creation] The Apple of God’s Eye is a short book (99 pages) ideal for a small group study from … Continue reading

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Lord, Save Us From a Prooftext Faith

Scripture is not a collection of proof-texts, propositions and commandments, to be pulled out on demand to answer our questions and guide our behavior. Scripture is the story of God’s mission in the world. The Gospel writers understood this and … Continue reading

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And the Sea Will Be No More?

Consider the opening chapter of Genesis. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the … Continue reading

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