“Cosmos” and Christianity (or any religion, for that matter)

Like many of you, I watched the entire FOX series Cosmos for the last several weeks and which concluded this past Sunday. More than once I found myself in stunned awe of the incomprehensibly huge and old universe we live in, and how much science has been able to learn about it. I felt the [Read More...]

creationists talking about creation (or, on theological mass re-education)

A friend sent me this short video from the HBO documentary Questioning Darwin. I didn’t see it because I refuse to pay Verizon for premium cable. This short video brought back some thoughts that began brewing while I was working at BioLogos, the science/faith think tank started by Francis Collins in 2009. I was hired to be [Read More...]

evolution, creationism, intelligent design and THE problem of animal suffering (interview with Ron Osborn)

Today’s post is an interview with Ronald E. Osborn, author of Death Before the Fall: Biblical Literalism and the Problem of Animal Suffering, a critique “scientific creationism” and wrestles with questions of divine goodness in the light of harrowing realities of animal suffering.  In my opinion, this is one of the more perplexing, and even unsettling, issues for [Read More...]

Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham: giving credibility to nonsense (or, walking into an apologetic war machine)

Bill Nye will be debating Ken Ham in a week’s time–inexplicably, on Ham’s home turf, where he controls the terms and the crowd. Nye is either going to get destroyed by Ken Ham or at least grow extremely frustrated with Ham’s tactics. I hope I’m wrong, but I’m not (unless I am, but we’ll need [Read More...]

theology makes so much more sense when little bunnies show you the way

James McGrath posted the following on his blog about the type of reasoning one often finds among creationists. It is also applicable to certain strands of apologetics concerning Israelite history vis-a-vis the challenges of archaeology. Plus, they’re cute bunnies.   [Read more...]


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