The Definitive List of 2014’s Attacks on Christianity Which, Um, Aren’t That at All.

1. Darren Aronofsky’s Noah.

Noah Surely Aronofsky’s adaptation of Israel’s adaptation of Babylon’s adaptation of a great flood story is an affront to God. Read more “The Definitive List of 2014’s Attacks on Christianity Which, Um, Aren’t That at All.”

5 Ways Creationism Is Bad For Christianity

Sure creationism makes us look silly, but it does so much more than that.

I fancy myself a creationist in the sense that I believe God is the initial cause of the universe, but I am not a “creationist,” because I do not believe Genesis 1-3 reflects scientific history. You can read why here, here, here, and here.

creationism is bad Read more “5 Ways Creationism Is Bad For Christianity”

Love for the Bible Led Me to Evolution [Part 4: Consequences]

This is the final post in a four part series on evolution and Christianity.
Part 1: Fundamentals

Part 2: Scripture 
Part 3: Science
Part 4: Consequences

Consequences.

Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men.

-Thomas Huxley (English biologist 1825 – 1895)

The last three posts have hopefully demonstrated how loving the Bible led me from belief in Young Earth Creationism to embracing evolution.  If you’ve reached this post without reading the others, I suggest taking a quick look at them (it’s ok, I’ll wait).

So what now?  What changes for me? Read more “Love for the Bible Led Me to Evolution [Part 4: Consequences]”

Love for the Bible Led Me to Evolution [Part 3: Science]

This is the third in a four part series on evolution and Christianity.
Part 1: Fundamentals

Part 2: Scripture 
Part 3: Science
Part 4: Consequences

Science.

I don’t have ”faith in science.” I have made a conscious, intellectual decision to accept the overwhelming consensus of demonstrably knowledgeable and trained scientists across the world and for several generations.

-Peter Enns

By epsos

The earth is old and life evolved from single-celled organisms.

At least that’s what it looks like to nearly every scientist on this planet.  Including Christian ones. Read more “Love for the Bible Led Me to Evolution [Part 3: Science]”

Love for the Bible Led Me to Evolution [Part 2: Scripture]

This is the second in a four part series on evolution and Christianity.
Part 1: Fundamentals

Part 2: Scripture 
Part 3: Science
Part 4: Consequences

Scripture.

The lover affirms the reality and the otherness of the beloved. Love does not seek to collapse the beloved into terms of itself… when applied to reading texts, this means that the text can be listened to on its own terms.
-N.T. Wright

Bible

I determined to start with a different quotation above, as is my habit in most articles, but the one I used for the first post in this series nicely captures the essence of what I’m going to say next; loving the Bible means listening to it on its own terms. Read more “Love for the Bible Led Me to Evolution [Part 2: Scripture]”

Love for the Bible Led Me to Evolution [Part 1: Fundamentals]

This is the first in a four part series on evolution and Christianity.
Part 1: Fundamentals

Part 2: Scripture
Part 3: Science
Part 4: Consequences

Fundamentals.

The lover affirms the reality and the otherness of the beloved. Love does not seek to collapse the beloved into terms of itself… when applied to reading texts, this means that the text can be listened to on its own terms.
-N.T. Wright

Evolution

I had lots of reasons for disbelieving the theory of evolution.

Child of the Faith that I am. Read more “Love for the Bible Led Me to Evolution [Part 1: Fundamentals]”