Faith & Science

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,…

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…

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…

Reading Genesis 1 as Science Dishonors the Text and Distracts the Reader

Dr. C. John Collins is a theologian who has captured my interest recently. Collins is a multitalented individual, as a brief glance at his resume will clearly show: Bachelors and Masters of Science from MIT, MDiv, PhD in Biblical Hebrew linguistics from Liverpool, former research engineer, current professor of Old Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary (Missouri),…

A Brief Reflection on the Revelation of Creation’s Contingency

“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20) Christianity holds in tension the belief that God is both knowable and unknowable. He can be truly known, but not…

Protein Folds and the Failure of the Neo-Darwinian Mechanism

What does it take to build an animal? Not out of clay, crayons, or macaroni, but a real life, in the flesh, animal. Or, to try to make things a bit easier than starting from scratch, what would it take to turn one animal, with a unique body plan, into another unique animal, by this…

Does Old Earth Geology Presuppose Naturalism and Uniformity?

Abstract: This article will look at two common objections leveled against old earth geology by the modern movement known as Young Earth Creationism. It will argue that old earth geology neither presupposes naturalism nor uniformity. It will describe the most problematic presupposition that is a negative factor for both science and faith, which is methodological…

An Analogical Interpretation of Genesis 1

When it comes to the many different interpretations of the first chapter of the Bible, well, “I’ve been everywhere man.” Born as a Young Earth Creationist, drifted towards an allegorical mildly evolutionary accommodating poetic understanding, then clung to a Hugh Ross style literalistic Day/Age view, but I never felt satisfied, neither theologically, nor scientifically. Along…

What is Extended Evolutionary Synthesis? And What Christians Can Learn From It

For many people who have not given significant thought to evolutionary theory there is an all too common assumed understanding that nearly all non-religiously bound scientists believe that the overall theory of Darwinistic Evolution is beyond dispute. This is incorrect. To understand this we need to define what this Darwinistic understanding of evolution entails. Put…

15 Questions and Answers Relating to the Age of Earth Controversy (Questions 6-10)

This is part five of my six part series on the Age of Earth Controversy and here I will be answering another five questions related to this debate. (For reference remember the terms Young Earth Creationists (YEC), Old Earth Creationists (OEC) and Evolutionary Creationists (EC) and see my First, Second , Third and Fourth posts…

A Brief History of the Age of the Earth Controversy

(This is part three of a six part blog series that I am doing on the topic of creation, evolution and the age of the earth. This has unfortunately been a highly divisive topic within Christianity and if the topic makes you uncomfortable or you do not think that you can handle a discussion on…

Modern Day Lessons from Galileo and the Copernican Conflict

The modern debate in Christianity regarding a young or old earth has many similarities to the Copernican Conflict of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. At the heart of that debate was not the age of the earth but the concepts of geocentrism (the sun revolves around the earth) and heliocentrism (the earth revolves around the…

Analysis of the Major Christian Creation Organizations

(This is part one of a seven part blog series that I am doing on the topic of creation, evolution and the age of the earth. This has unfortunately been a highly divisive topic within Christianity and if the topic makes you uncomfortable or you do not think that you can handle a discussion on…

Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity Need a Divorce

When it comes to the scientific understanding of the nature of reality there are two main ideas that are used to explain pretty much everything scientists know about the physical universe. These two pillars of scientific thought are quantum mechanics, which deals with subatomics, and general relativity which deals with everything else.1 Think of the…

Can the Mind of Man be Trusted?

One of the books I am currently reading is “Controversy of the Ages, Why Christians Should Not Divide Over the Age of the Earth” by Theodore Cabal and Peter Rasor II. I am only about a quarter of the way through but so far it is proving to be a well written and informative book.…

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