Category Archives: Science and Faith

Should Naturalism Define Science?

Methodological naturalism. For most scientists this is a foregone conclusion; a scientist studies nature and looks for natural cause and effect. Among Christians the term is often viewed as a cop-out, giving away the farm by ruling divine action out … Continue reading

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It’s Culture, Stupid

The title to this post will conjure up a variety of different impressions. Some will hark back to old campaign slogans, others will take umbrage at my use of the word “stupid “. Who am I to call anyone stupid! … Continue reading

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What Price Concord?

There are two primary fronts in the conflict or apparent conflict between science and Christian faith: (1) Are the scientific claims intrinsically atheistic? and (2) How do we reconcile Scripture with the scientific data? Neither of these are new problems, … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond Conflict

It is important as Christians that we move beyond the either-or thinking that dominates so much of the church, either we believe in evolution or we believe in God. This is a dangerous and false dichotomy. We have been working … Continue reading

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A Matter of Interpretation

In his recent book Science and Christianity: An Introduction to the Issues, Jim Stump has a nice discussion of the role of interpretation in our approach to the Bible. Sola Scriptura is a foundation stone of the Reformation. Luther insisted … Continue reading

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The Dividing Line

What distinguishes humans from other animals? The question is hard to answer definitively. We know intuitively that a dog, a dolphin, or even a chimpanzee is not human. Certainly no other animal builds schools, writes symphonies, performs surgery, or ponders … 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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