Category Archives: Bible Interpretation

Historicity of Jesus: Class Notes

Some time ago I was asked to teach a short, informal class on “The Historicity of Jesus”. Was Jesus a real person who did and taught the things we read about in the New Testament, or did wishful believers just make … Continue reading

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Jesus on Seeing God in Nature: No Signs, No Justice, No Fear

Contents: Classic Bible Passages on Natural Theology The Regularity of Nature No Sign Except the Sign of Jonah    The Sign of the Resurrection in the Ministry of Paul No Justice in This Life: The Same Things Happen to Good … Continue reading

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Exposing the Roots of Young Earth Creationism

SUMMARY The Protestant consensus since the time of the Reformation has been that the physical universe and its history are real, not illusory. As God’s creation, the physical world conveys genuine information about the Creator and can serve to inform … Continue reading

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The Great Debate of 2014: Creationist Ken Ham versus Bill Nye the Science Guy

On the evening of Tuesday, February 4  Answers in Genesis president Ken Ham debated Bill Nye at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, on the topic “Is creation a viable model of origins?”   This event was watched by at least … Continue reading

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Evolution and Faith: My Story, Part 2

In Part 1, I described the trajectory of my thinking over the past four decades as an evangelical Christian on the scientific aspects of creation. Here I describe the personal and theological aspects of this journey.  Hard Questions and Cold … Continue reading

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She Felt Like Shooting Me

Emily Ruppel  is Web Editor at Biologos and Associate Director of Communications for the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA). My wife Grace met her at the 2012 ASA national meeting in San Diego. Grace is intelligent and well-educated but was never interested … Continue reading

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Was the “Expanse” Overhead in Genesis 1 a Solid Dome?

The first chapter of Genesis depicts the creation of the earth and its living creatures in six days. Here we focus on the nature of the “firmament” or “expanse” which was created on the second day, in order to separate … Continue reading

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