It is high time to resume my blogging through John Walton’s The Lost World of Genesis One. I particularly valued chapter 16, which begins by emphasizing that questions about purpose and process are different sorts of questions, and that we simply do not have enough information to enable us to claim that some specific scientific model of the cosmos is or is not reconcilable with the nature of God (p.134). Walton also warns that “biblical belief does not associate God’s work only with those aspects that remain a mystery” (p.135). The specific example he then turns to is embryology, relating this scientific field to Psalm 139 (as I’ve also done on a previous occasion). Walton writes: “Psalm 139 does not require us to denounce the science of embryology…We don’t organize campaigns to force academic institutions that train meteorologists or embryologists to offer the theological alternative of God’s role. Why should our response to evolution be any different?” (pp.135-6).