G.K. Chesterton is one of the those authors who I have way more quotes from than I do books. Which of course, simply means that I need to buy more of his books. I've read perhaps his most classic work Orthodoxy, and it is probably in my top three books of all time. Chesterton is... Continue Reading →
Should the Universe’s “Fine Tuning” Really Surprise Us?
I’ll never forget my second week of college philosophy class. It was during this week that I became aware that as a committed religious person I was in for a long semester with my religiously hostile professor. To be clear, my professor was amazing. Still to date, he was the most engaged teacher I’ve ever... Continue Reading →
Were Adam and Eve Biologically Immortal?
There are few areas within the field of faith and science studies that are more controversial, and more important, than the study of Adam and Eve. Some of the debates, and the positions argued for or against, are truly framework shifting. Major theological implications and positions flow from one's views on Adam and Eve. Most... Continue Reading →
Pantheism’s Big Problem with the Big Bang
Christians ought to be careful with how we refer to the Big Bang, or more specifically we need to be very aware of what exactly we mean when we affirm it as an event that happened in the history of our universe. Christian theology is very friendly to the general idea of the Big Bang,... Continue Reading →
The Humility of Charles Darwin
As any long time reader of my blog will know, I’m no champion for Darwin, despite a lot of engagement with his most well-known theory. In fact, my first ever blog post (almost 3 years ago!) offered a critique of some of his views. Yet, even in that post an aspect of Darwin that I... Continue Reading →
Modern Science and Miracles: An Epistemological Chill Pill
Recently I was given a rare opportunity to give a small 20 minute lecture on the New Testament Gospels as Reliable History in a secular setting. For the purposes of the lecture I was not trying to prove the Gospels as true, but only as historical. Obviously, I believe them to be true, yet, I... Continue Reading →