Browsing All Posts filed under »the Bible«

Nye/Ham Debate Pt1: Biblical Assumptions

February 14, 2014


It was cool to see that the Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate drew such a huge amount of attention and was viewed by an estimated 3 million people. Americans remain interested in the subject, and hold a diversity of views that don’t all fit neatly into the two positions represented at the debate. According to a 2012 Gallup […]

Adam and Sin in the Bible

December 24, 2011


Romans 3:22-23 “There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God.” In my experience, questioning the traditional understanding of Adam and Eve is often met with theological objections rather than scientific ones. Some of the concerns raised, such as Adam’s appearance in certain genealogies […]

Dueling Revelations

July 31, 2010


At a recent convention of theologians, Southern Baptist Seminary President Albert Mohler gave a speech explaining why he believes the universe must be young and how important this position is for all Christians.  It was a good speech explaining the mindset behind this idea, and his method can quickly be understood by this statement at […]

Judging Judy

May 23, 2010


“What was said about the book of Judith may also be said about this book of Tobit. If the events really happened, then it is fine and holy history. But if they are all made up, then it is indeed a truly beautiful, wholesome, and useful fiction or drama by a gifted poet” Martin Luther […]

Canon Wars

May 8, 2010


Modern Christians live in a unique historical position compared to our predecessors.  We can read, and we have a great deal of information, technical and scientific capabilities, and a vast collection of ancient writings that can help us understand the Bible.  We also have a Bible.  When Paul was writing his epistles, the Gospels most […]

Letter To Kevin

April 29, 2010


This is my response from a long conversation with my new friend Kevin about evolution, Genesis, and other questions. I’m just posting the end of the correspondence, without his questions and our talk about Muse and U2, but it’s enough to get the idea. – – – – – – – – – – – […]