Is it possible to believe in both Genesis 1 and that dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago?Read more "Does Old-Earth Creationism Undermine the Gospel? A Response to Kevin Bauder"
The fact that it portrays the notion of divine judgment sympathetically is a significant merit.Read more "Some Thoughts on Noah"
I just read and very much enjoyed Jack Collins’ recent book on Adam and Eve. One of the things the book did for me is help me reflect more upon attempts to uphold the historicity of Adam and Eve and some form of human evolution. I used to think about this issue basically in terms […]Read more "Thoughts on Adam and Eve"
I’ve been reading through Intelligent Design 101: Leading Experts Explain the Key Issues (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2008), which has an appendix dealing with theistic evolutionist Francis Collins’ arguments for common ancestry between humans and chimps in his The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief (New York: Free Press, 2006). It raised several […]Read more "Humans and Chimps: Some Tentative Thoughts"
Many people in our society believe that all books which affirm intelligent design should be disallowed from biology classrooms in public schools. Should we therefore ban Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species? Whatever later changes his thought underwent, in this book Darwin affirms intelligent design several times. For example, the last sentence of the book […]Read more "Ban Darwin?"
Here is a brief synopsis of why I think the Framework interpretation of Genesis 1 is superior to other varieties of old-earth creationism which read the days as temporally sequential: 1) Seeing the days as sequential leads to numerous textual difficulties. First, you have the age-old problem of the appearance of light in day 1 […]Read more "Why the Framework View of Genesis 1?"
In my previous series of posts arguing that the Satanic fall may be the explanation for the fallenness of nature, I quoted C.S. Lewis’ The Problem of Pain, chapter 9, “On Animal Pain.” While listening to his Miracles the other day I discovered that he put forward the same view in chapter 14 of this […]Read more "Lewis on the Satanic Fall and Corruption of Nature (again)"