Kids draw the Darwinest things

My four-year-old was given a worksheet in Sunday School posing the first question in the Westminster Shorter Catechism for Children. She colored it…creatively. There could be some sticky questions!

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

Why most Protestants need Adam and Eve to be historical

…and why the Church in the East never did. Listening to most Evangelical first-string leaders, you’d get the impression that apart from an historical Fall of Man that marred the souls of all the descendants of the ones who fell, you’d have no need for Jesus, and Christianity sails right out the window. So much […]

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Evolution and the fall of the Fall

I just finally got around to reading the post from BioLogos from May 31, “BioLogos and the June 2011 ‘Christianity Today’ Cover Story“. Within it, president Darrel Falk makes note that they’ve had trouble identifying theologians who affirm both the historicity of Adam and Eve and evolution. While the scientific data cannot alone rule anything […]

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Modern dinosaurs and misleading science jargon

The Created Evolutionist linked me over to an article in December’s Smithsonian Magazine about the important transitional links found between dinosaurs and modern birds. First I’ll give you a sample of the cool information in the article, and then a tiny rant follows: But there was one important feature that had not been found in dinosaurs, […]

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Minding the gaps

Since at least the time of C.S. Lewis’s The Abolition of Man up until quite recently in Francis Collins’s The Language of God, as well as among Vatican theologians, it has been argued that at some indeterminate time within our species’ evolution from primates, there was a special endowment from God upon our ancestors whereupon we knew right […]

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Squaring the Bible with the evidence

Christians coming to terms with evolution, including many ID advocates who acknowledge common descent, will often arrive at a midpoint of sorts between denial of evolution and all-out theistic evolution (or evolutionary creation) that acknowledges that we are by-products of evolution and seeks to hold the line on the most theologically problematic aspect of evolutionary […]

Monday, April 5th, 2010

The trouble with intramural accommodationism

Can one be consistent in accepting both the common form of inerrancy as described in the Chicago Statement and universal common descent? This question is something I struggle with when I observe people try to sell other believers on evolutionary theory without openly acknowledging the ways in which their own rejection of the idea of […]

Saturday, March 27th, 2010