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

Do we need to have a Christian version of science?

As Scott Bailey points out, America’s Evangelical Christian subculture assumes that everything generated by the world at large needs a more definitive Christian version.  Yesterday BioLogos released a video that discusses the pitfalls of trying to have a “Christian” version of science. Another key point made in the video is how Intelligent Design advocates like Stephen […]

Thursday, April 28th, 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

Fine-tuning and underwater monsters: score one for Behe

A discussion between Michael Behe and a Christian evolutionist critical of ID, Keith Fox, took place on this week’s Unbelievable? It covered a lot of tired territory, but had a few points of interest. For one, I didn’t realize that Behe not only maintains the validity of the bacterial flagellum as an argument for design but […]

Friday, October 22nd, 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

Creationism, education, and the state

All right, here’s a rant for you. There’s a news story circulating about the well-known fact that homeschooling texts are ignoring or even (the audacity!) criticizing mainstream science in favor of creationism. The usual suspects have emerged to show their disgust of the benighted institution of homeschooling. There’s a poll up at MSNBC asking the […]

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

Detecting design and declaring independence

Enjoy these latest videos from the very creative Gordon J. Glover, the first in a series of videos having a little fun critiquing Intelligent Design. And while I’m linking around, check out Tom Jefferson’s Mike Beidler’s witty and semi-satirical Evolutionary Creationist’s Declaration of Independence.

Saturday, February 27th, 2010