Archives for February 23, 2014

The “God of the Gaps”: Right Use, Wrong Use

The "God of the Gaps": Right Use, Wrong UseOne recurring theme here and in other evangelical engagements with science is the idea of the "God of the gaps." I'm not sure who coined the phrase; I've heard it attributed to Bonhoeffer (from Letters and Papers from Prison), but I don't remember him specifically using that phrase. He certainly criticized the idea of a "deus ex machine" brought in to fill the gaps—holes in the natural order science cannot (so far) explain.Generally speaking, " … [Read more...]