The Cure For “Racial Tensions?”

Answers in Genesis emailed me ten days ago. They claimed to have found the cure for “racial tensions” (and yes, they used quotation marks).

“Racial tensions” manifested by the likes of street demonstrations in Ferguson, use-of-force inquires, the shooting of unarmed black men, and the less than equitable media coverage of these events. Read more “The Cure For “Racial Tensions?””

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.

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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]”