History teachers have it relatively easy

With all due respect to James McGrath, historical skepticism never gets quite this bad. Courtesy of SMBC (click image for original)

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Liberal theology decloaking in hostile territory

I don’t often link to the big name bloggers: I assume everyone’s either already reading them or consciously ignoring them. But in this case I can’t help but stand up to lodge an “Amen”–and add a few notes of commentary. First, please read this excerpt from Rachel Held Evans’ blog. I feel I could have […]

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Classifying Christian origins positions

Parchment and Pen has a post up that seeks to classify  the different Christian views on origins. C. Michael Patton is usually pretty good at describing different points of view sympathetically, and things were going along pretty uncontroversially as he described different types of special creation, that is, views of creation that envisage miraculous intervention of […]

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Review: Evolutionary Creation: A Christian Approach to Evolution

Evolutionary Creation: A Christian Approach to Evolution by Denis O. Lamoureux My rating: 4 of 5 stars I have long maintained that we cannot hope for a broad acceptance of evolution among evangelicals until the heavy theological questions are acknowledged and a plausible approach to the theological quandaries evolution creates are sketched out — followed […]

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

John MacArthur’s Flood geology and 2 Peter

John MacArthur, esteemed Fundamentalist pastor and author, thinks that 2 Peter 3.3-7 was written as a prophecy condemning modern geology and the principle of uniformitarianism. Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires. They will say, “What happened to the promise […]

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Where do we go once leaving Paul’s Adam? (BioLogos)

I have really enjoyed Pete Enns‘s contribution to BioLogos of late. His latest frames the Adam/Eve question in an interesting and honest way. Here’s an excerpt related to my last post: What if we affirm that Paul’s view of human origins does not settle the matter for us today? Of course, this leaves us with a […]

Tuesday, April 6th, 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