Grave Robbers

April 16, 2013

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This 150-year-old debate over evolution can flare up in all kinds of places. Sometimes the issue gets wrapped into a court case, a school board election, and sometimes things play out in the media. Bill Nye ignited the controversy recently by making a video blasting creationism. Answers in Genesis offered an underwhelming response video and […]

Hitler Again?

April 12, 2013

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For 10 years, I engineered and helped produce a Christian radio program for children. I followed the industry and went to a national¬†conference in Texas to hang out with others in the Christian radio scene. I found some common interest with other engineers and younger Christians, but found many of the older broadcasters to be […]

Television and Determinism

October 9, 2012

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It’s been exciting watching my friend Nelson (Nelly’s Echo) compete on NBC’s “The Voice” this season. Unlike American Idol, The Voice is not live.¬† Nelson went away to tape the show during the summer, and the series started in the fall.¬† By the time the shows started airing, he was back in town. When his […]

Posted in: philosophy

Are You A Primate?

August 20, 2012

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Are you a primate? Scientists say that you are. They’ve been saying it before Darwin came along, and people have been arguing with them ever since. Is there a significant physical difference between humans and other primates which can be used to get us out of that classification? In the 1700’s, Carl Linnaeus began to […]

Adam and Sin in the Bible

December 24, 2011

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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 […]

Posted in: Adam & Eve, the Bible

Adam, Eve, and the Fallout

September 4, 2011

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The buzz generated by the Christianity Today article examining recent questions about Adam and Eve apparently caught the attention of NPR. They produced a segment that used many of the same sources, condensing much of the same material into eight-minutes of audio. Both stories cover the dialog taking place among some evangelicals concerning whether or […]

Posted in: Adam & Eve

C.S. Lewis

August 7, 2011

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I’ve previously mentioned C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) as an example of a notable Christian with an evolutionary view of life’s history. I find it interesting that his name is so often evoked by critics of evolution. The Discovery Institute, the think tank which leads the Intelligent Design movement, loves Lewis and publishes a quarterly journal all […]