Adam and the Genome– Part Four

THE VENEMA CHAPTERSChapter Two provides us with a useful analogy about the development over time incrementally of a language (e.g. the word treuth becomes truthe and then truth) and the development of a human genetic code…. While languages can change rather quickly, biological speciation and change takes place over thousands of years and herein lies another problem: 1) no one is around that long to observe the change, indeed whole civilizations rise and fall in the time it takes for even a … [Read more...]

Adam and the Genome– Part Three

The heart of the genomics and genetic case against an historical Adam and Eve seems to be that human beings today descend from an original group of about 10,000 hominids. But this is hardly a problem for those who realize that the Bible is not the story of the whole human race, it is the story of God’s chosen people who began somewhere in the Middle East, apparently in Mesopotamia, between the Tigris and the Euphrates. The Bible only mentions other races of people insofar as they come in c … [Read more...]

Adam and the Genome– Part Two

Perhaps it will be well if I first state a few personal disclaimers. I have: 1) no problem with the idea that different areas of knowledge require different methodologies to arrive at theories that explain the facts; 2) also no problem with the usual observation that the Bible is not a scientific textbook, it does not teach cosmology, biology, anthropology, geology etc. 3) no problem with the observation that a proper critique of modern science cannot rest solely on pointing out gaps in the … [Read more...]

Adam and the Genome– Part One

D.R. Venema and Scot McKnight, Adam and the Genome, (Brazos, 2017).On first blush the title of this book suggests an Indie rock band. But seriously, this is a very well researched book on genetics, and Biblical interpretation vis a vis the origins of human life, and whether or not Adam (and Eve) were historical persons. The genetics part of the book by D.R. Venema is a difficult read for those not familiar with genetics, even at the lay person’s level, whereas, Scot McKnight’s half of t … [Read more...]

The Print of the Nails— an Easter Sermon by CKB

“THE PRINT OF THE NAILS” —John 20.27 [Preached seventeen times from 4/2/72 at Langley Park to Remoder in 1994]The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most vital of all truths. Without it, there would be no Christianity at all. But like all great Christian truths, it is a very dangerous one. As soon as you speak of justification by faith alone, someone will begin to say: “Then it doesn’t matter how I live.” And as soon as you say, “Jesus is alive, no mere figure of history but a living p … [Read more...]

Akedah— The Sacrifice

AKEDAHDid he ponder Isaac Whilst hanging on the cross A last second substitution Just before all was lost?Is this why he cried out ‘My God, My God’ so loud Showing disappointment Before a hostile crowd?Where’s God’s intervention, Offering another lamb Or would He be passed over A dangling great I AM?Abandoned but begotten Left to face his fate? Would help arrive in ‘nick of time’ Or would it come too late?Where’s the lamb, asked Isaac And told ‘God will provide’ … [Read more...]

Shade Tree

SHADE TREEA tree always a tree, That shadows forth his shade to me.The tree of Eden long before Tempting those who longed for more Knowledge, power, experience, But lacking trust, lacking sense.A tree, always a tree That shadows forth his shade to me.The burning bush Could Moses see More than curiosity Ablaze with all infinity.A tree always a tree That shadows forth his shade to me.That terrible Terebinth Oh Absalom, a tithing tenth Ensnared in branches as he … [Read more...]

The Crosses of Easter– Eight

[Read more...]

The Crosses of Easter– Seven

[Read more...]