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2019 Letters to a Creationist, Part 1: Bible Interpretation

Preface for blog: Earlier this year I had a discussion with an evangelical Christian woman who I will call Rachel (not her real name). She had recently learned that I endorse modern scientific findings in geology (the earth is old) … Continue reading

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“Friend of Science, Friend of Faith” by Gregg Davidson: A Comprehensive Treatment of Bible and Science

Greg Davidson is chair of geology and geological engineering in at the University of Mississippi. He is a co-author of The Grand Canyon, Monument to an Ancient Earth, which I reviewed here. (He has also authored a science fiction trilogy). … Continue reading

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American Scientific Affiliation 2019 Meeting, “Exploring Creation”

The American Scientific Affiliation (ASA) is an organization of evangelical Christians who are degreed scientists and who gather to discuss how their science and their faith interact. I have posted summaries of annual meetings for some past years: 2015, 2016 … 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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Endogenous Retroviruses in Your Genome Show Common Ancestry with Primates

Summary Retroviruses are a well-known class of viruses. Retroviruses work by inserting their genetic material into the DNA of a cell. The inserted DNA takes over the cell’s machinery and forces it to make more copies of the virus. This … Continue reading

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A Survey of Biblical Natural Theology

OUTLINE Intelligent Design and Natural Theology Natural Revelation in the Psalms Justice in Job and Ecclesiastes The Teachings of Paul    Paul and the Philosophers    Wild Times at Lystra    Paul’s Letter to the Romans    A Case Study … Continue reading

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Realistic Expectations for Transitional Fossils

Evolutionary theory asserts that today’s plants and animals developed from far different ancestral life-forms. The characteristics of populations have changed with time, to produce new species. These changes are believed to be relatively gradual. Scientists believe that a new species … 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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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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Balanced Article on Young Earth and Evolutionary Creationists

The issue of creation and evolution tends to be a “hot button” topic for evangelical Christians, making it a challenge to have a civil exchange.  Journal articles tend to slant strongly to one side or the other. Thus, it was refreshing to read Tim … Continue reading

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