There are a lot of voices to be heard in the various evangelical debates regarding creation and evolution, yet far too rarely do we find a humble and wise spirit behind them. Much is lost in this setting. Often, we evangelicals, particularly of the American variety, remain stuck in our own web of concerns and … Continue reading Book Review: Retrieving Augustine’s Doctrine of Creation by Gavin Ortlund
“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 … Continue reading A Brief Reflection on the Revelation of Creation’s Contingency
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 … Continue reading Does Old Earth Geology Presuppose Naturalism and Uniformity?
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 … Continue reading An Analogical Interpretation of Genesis 1
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 … Continue reading What is Extended Evolutionary Synthesis? And What Christians Can Learn From It