Rediscovering the Lost World of Genesis One (Best Interpretation I’ve Seen!)

The most convincing interpretation of the passage at hand is found in John Walton’s, The Lost World of Genesis One.  After reading this book, my view of the chapter has evolved.  I am going to attempt to summarize Walton’s perspective, but would strongly urge you to read his prolific book in its entirety.  His basic [Read More…]

Evolving In Monkey Town (Rachel Held Evans) – A Wonderful Picture of Evolutionary Discipleship

About a month ago, I had the opportunity to read Rachel Held Evans’ first book – Evolving in Monkey Town: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask the Questions.  It was truly a delightful and refreshingly honest book that had many resonances with my own spiritual journey.  Some of the main [Read More…]

Can Evolution be Christian? An Introduction…

As many of you know, I am of the conviction that evolution and a high view of Scripture are compatible.  There are actually many credible voices in the evangelical community that agree with this.  Tim Keller, CS Lewis, Billy Graham, John Stott, NT Wright, Greg Boyd, Allister McGrath, John Polkinghorne, Scot Mcknight, and many more. [Read More…]

Augustine, Evolution, and Two Books

Although I tend to disagree with St. Augustine on several issues, he paid us a great debt through his concept of the “Two Books.”  He held that we ought to approach the quest for knowledge by holding together the two sacred forms of revelation that God has given to humanity: the Book of Scripture and [Read More…]