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?””

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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”

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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]”

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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]”

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And God Blessed The World With The Babel Incident

…from there the LORD dispersed them over all the earth.
-Genesis 11:8

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The Tower of Babel is not about human pride and divine judgment.* Crazy, I know. But before we get there, read the 11 verse story again Read more “And God Blessed The World With The Babel Incident”

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