evangelicalism, evolution, and the facts

A recent article in the NYT talks about the collision between “beliefs and facts.” It struck a chord. The author, Brendan Nyhan, argues that simply “knowing” scientific data, for example on evolution or climate change, isn’t as important as one’s beliefs and group identity–be it political or religious. The force that determines where people eventually wind up is their ideology and the [Read More...]

in case you’re not aware, I have some opinions in Xty and evolution, and here they are

A few days ago I was interviewed for the “Newsworthy with Norsworthy” podcast (say that 10x fast) about my book The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins. Luke Norsworthy is the founding pastor of the Venture Community, an inter-denominational church in the Dallas suburb of Corinth, TX, and hosts [Read More...]

buy The Evolution of Adam *dirt* cheap (get it?)

From today through May 15,  The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins will be available for $2.99 (ebook–Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CBD). At that price, you can’t afford not to buy it. I mean, where else are you going to find such a handy catalogue of  information to help [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...]

did the apostle Paul (or God) believe in a literal Adam?

Many Christians are concerned that Adam in the book of Genesis is to be understood as a “first” human of some sort–either literally so or “first” in terms of importance. In my book The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins, I spend half its pages talking about what [Read More...]


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