How Our Creator Shapes Us (RJS)

How can we reconcile human evolution with the view of humans created in the image of God? How can we even introduce the topic and address the questions students may have? A month ago or so I introduced a project The Author of Life funded by the Evolution and Christian Faith program administered by BioLogos. [Read More...]

Oh The Destruction We Can Wreak (RJS)

Last month I introduced a new book Let Creation Rejoice: Biblical Hope and Ecological Crisis by Jonathan Moo and Robert White (courtesy of the publisher, IVP Academic) and promised a series of posts. Jonathan Moo is an assistant professor of biblical studies at Whitworth University in Spokane Washington. According to his biography at the Faraday [Read More...]

What I Have Learned Most from the Sciences

Posted last week at BioLogos: A student of mine recently wrote a paper in which he talked about growing up in a church that taught young earth creationism. This student was beginning to feel quite uncomfortable as he had learned some facts about the world a long, long time ago that were almost certainly undeniable. [Read More...]

Blood From Stone … But Unfortunately, He Got Everything Wrong (RJS)

Mary Schweitzer is a paleontologist who specializes in molecular paleontology, that is in the detection and interpretation of original molecular fragments in well-preserved fossil specimens. She is best known for discovering what appears to be biomolecules, remnants of soft tissue, blood cells, vessels and such, in ancient fossils including a 68 million year old Tyrannosaurus [Read More...]

Board Resignations, Board Support at Bryan College

Source: Four members of the Bryan College board of trustees have resigned, saying they’re upset with the direction that the Christian liberal arts college in Dayton, Tenn., has taken under President Stephen Livesay. The resignations capped months of discontent on the Bryan campus brought to light by a change to the college’s 80-year-old statement of [Read More...]

Let Creation Rejoice (RJS)

A couple of months ago I received a copy of the new book Let Creation Rejoice: Biblical Hope and Ecological Crisis by Jonathan Moo and Robert White courtesy of the publisher, IVP Academic.  With other books in progress, this is the first chance I’ve had to dig into it.  I’ve been looking for a book [Read More...]

Faith and Reason: Allies or Competitors?

Philosophy is rooted in reason and begins with detachment and skepticism. Theology is rooted in revelation and begins with faith and trust. History has assigned the former to the public realm, especially in the form of science, and the second to the private realm. Are the two allies? Are they competitors? Such are the questions [Read More...]

Is There Room in the Middle? (RJS)

Karl Giberson has an interesting article at The Daily Beast – What’s Driving America’s Evolution Divide?. A recent Gallup Poll reported a consistent increase in the number of people who hold that humans evolved, but God had no part in the process, a steady number who hold that humans did not evolve and a drop in [Read More...]

NT Wright, Science and Religion

A collection of his public presentations, N.T. Wright’s new Surprised by Scripture: Engaging Contemporary Issues, brings Wright’s well-known narratival reading of Scripture/Israel’s history/Israel’s Story to bear on a number of topics, including science, the historical Adam, a “scientific approach” to the resurrection, ordaining women … and that’s just the first four chapters! Yes, plenty to dig [Read More...]

The Endless Spiral of Faith and Action (RJS)

Most of the discussion of science and Christian faith focuses on the conflict or the supposed conflict between faith and science – the warfare narrative. We focus on naturalism and the threat this poses to the experience of God, on evolution and the peril this brings for the uniqueness of humans, on the age of [Read More...]


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