“I’d like to thank the academy, and all the little people…”: The Evolution of Adam wins a gold medal

I just learned that The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins has won the gold medal for the 2012 ForeWord Review Book of the Year Award in Religion (Adult Nonfiction). This is a great honor, and reflects months of hard work I put in to bribing judges and hacking [Read More...]

Framing the Evangelical Discussion of Adam and Evolution

This past Saturday, I gave a paper at the northeast regional meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, which met on the campus of Alliance Theological Seminary, Nyack, NY. I was asked to talk about my book The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins. It’s no surprise that how I [Read More...]

Uh Oh, What if God Actually DOES Play Dice (or, Is Evolution Random?)

Helen De Cruz (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Institute of Philosophy), recently posted a brief article “A Darwinian Dilemma for the Theist Who Accepts Evolutionary Theory.” Despite the fact that Dr. De Cruz is clearly one of the brighter bulbs in the chandelier (she has PhDs in philosophy and archaeology, her areas of interestes are things like Cognitive [Read More...]

Not All Homeschoolers Think Adam Had a Pet Dinosaur, Which is Good

Last week, The Atlantic posted a very balanced online article, “Old Earth, Young Minds: Evangelical Homeschoolers Embrace Evolution.” The gist is that homeschooling parents are turning to mainstream science for their children’s science education and doing their best to take care of the theological side of things themselves. Homeschoolers are not anti-cultural isolationists trying to [Read More...]

5 Old Testament Reasons to Rethink “Original Sin”

I think I’ve always been a bit uneasy about the idea that God holds me responsible in some sense for something Adam did at the beginning of the Bible. I know God’s ways are not my ways, but this never made much sense. Of course, my uneasiness doesn’t make something right or wrong. I’m just putting it out [Read More...]