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…]

a revealing parallel between Intelligent Design and conservative/evangelical views of the Bible

Here’s an observation I’ve been pondering for a few years but never thought to put it in writing until now. No big reason why. I just never got to it. I’ve observed a revealing parallel between Intelligent Design and conservative/evangelical views of the Bible. In a word, both tend to get nervous about what I will call, simply [Read More…]

Orthodox Christians MUST Accept Evolution; one person’s opinion

Someone recently passed on to me the an essay from the Huffington Post entitled “Christian Faith Requires Accepting Evolution.” It’s 2 years old, and some of you may recall it, but I missed it when it came out. The author, Jonathan Dudley, is the author of Broken Words: The Abuse of Science and Faith in American [Read More…]

Would C. S. Lewis Have Joined the Discovery Institute? (3 guesses and the first 2 don’t count)

Over at The Biologos Forum, David Williams has begun a series on what C. S. Lewis thought about evolution, Genesis, myth, and how all this fits together for Christianity (Surprised by Jack: C.S. Lewis on Mere Christianity, the Bible, and Evolutionary Science, Part 1). Williams’s series is prompted by a recent publication of the Discovery Institute edited [Read More…]

Guest Post: Arguing for God Based on the “Design” of the Universe is a Bad Idea

Today, Karl Giberson continues his six-part series of excerpts from his new book The Wonder of the Universe: Hints of God in a Fine-Tuned World . Karl Giberson, noted speaker and writer about the intersection of Christian faith and science. (See first post for intro; see his complete bio here.) In this fifth excerpt, Giberson tells us that [Read More…]