is anyone getting tired of this yet? (yes): Bryan College “takes a stand” on creationism

Whatever. Here’s the article. Another college feels it needs to take a “stand” on the Bible–meaning recommitting themselves to a view of the Bible that is inexcusable for an institution granting academic degrees, whether in Bible, the sciences, Christian thought, or anything else. Professors at Bryan College are understandably worried about their jobs. They will [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...]

defending a literal reading of Genesis: an elderly pastor’s hill to die on

I recently stumbled upon a lengthy, passionate defense of a literal reading of the biblical creation story. This was posted by G. I. Williamson, a name likely not known outside of very conservative Presbyterian and Reformed circles, but within the Orthodox Presbyterian Church he is a revered and authoritative voice. I am not posting this to [Read More...]

You and I Have a Different God, I Think

I’ve been watching the Adam and evolution debates/discussions on line, in social media, and in print. I think I am beginning to see more clearly what accounts for the deeply held, visceral, differences of opinion about whether Adam was the first man or whether Adam is a story. The reason for the differences is not simply that people have [Read More...]

James Barr on Evangelical Biblical Scholarship

A friend of mine–currently writing his PhD dissertation while in a witness protection program for knowing me–recently passed on the following quotes from James Barr. Barr, who died in 2006, was a world-renown Old Testament scholar, known for such linguistic classics as The Semantics of Biblical Language and Comparative Philology and the Text of the [Read More...]


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