Christians and the Old Testament: don’t expect Jesus to solve your problems (or do; it depends)

When Christians run up against interpretive challenges in the Old Testament–like killing Canaanites to take their land or the meaning of the Adam story vis-a-vis science–a common way of handling these challenges is to make an appeal like: “Yes, but we can’t just look at these passages on their own terms. We have to keep [Read More...]

Evolution, Evangelicalism, Inerrancy, and Pin the Tail on the Donkey

I’ve been reading some books (like this one) and online essays lately on evangelicalism and evolution, and I have to stop and ask myself: Can evangelicalism really incorporate evolution into its theology system, or do these very attempts expose the problems of evangelical theology that need to be addressed? I’m not sure evolution and evangelicalism in its [Read More...]

The God of Intelligent Design is a terrible pool player, and other insights by Denis Lamoureux

Today, after a brief hiatus, we conclude Denis Lamoureux’s series of brief slideshows on his popular book I Love Jesus & I Accept Evolution. The previous slidshow is here, and all slideshows previous to that can be found here. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this series, as I know many of you have too, and I’m sorry to [Read More...]

A Quick Word on Two New Books on (1) Evolution and (2) God’s Violence

Bowing to the unreasonable pressures of publishers who actually expect me to produce something in exchange for money, I am WAAAAAAAAAY behind in my reading and in my blogging about what I am reading. Meeting this problem half way, I simply want to mention today two books I received over the past few weeks, both of which [Read More...]

Evolution is Ordained and Sustained by God: Slideshow 7 by Denis Lamoureux

Today we have Denis Lamoureux’s 7th and next-to-last slideshow summarizing his popular book I Love Jesus & I Accept Evolution. Lamoureux continues his presentation on chapter 6 of his book, which deals with the specifics of human evolution.  (For those new to this series, all previous posts are linked in last week’s installment.) The topic today [Read More...]


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