Why was the Ham/Nye debate audience so white?

February 14, 2014

Elizabeth Dias, in her Time magazine piece about the Ham/Nye debate, What You Missed While Not Watching the Bill Nye and Ken Ham Creation Debate, made the following observation: 2 minutes. Nye, in his signature bowtie, and Ham, with his Aussie accent, hop on stage, shake hands, and ready themselves behind their respective Apple laptops […]

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Twittering with Young Earth Creationists

February 10, 2014

@CoolingTwilight # Do you believe in evolution? #thereisabook that will tell you about Jesus. And then you can keep believing in evolution.

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Me and Mr. Ham

January 11, 2014

I recently caused a bit of a dustup with my Patheos post about Ken Ham: “Creationist Ken Ham versus the Truth.”

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Driscoll on Evolution

May 1, 2013

In response to my previous post about Mark Driscoll, a commenter on reddit referenced Mark Driscoll’s and Gerry Breshears’ book, Doctrine: What Christians Should Believe. (Hereafter I’ll simply reference Driscoll as the author). About that book, another commenter said “In one chapter it plainly stated that the majority of scientists agree that human beings arose […]

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Review: The Revisionaries

January 31, 2013

The Revisionaries is a 2012 documentary film about the Texas State Board of Education and its recent battles over science and U.S. history curricula. Director Scott Thurman explores the intersection of politics, religion and science as seen through the school board debates, spending considerable time with school board member, full-time dentist and conservative Christian Don […]

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Review: Evolution’s Purpose by Steve McIntosh

January 15, 2013

Evolution’s Purpose: An Integral Interpretation of the Scientific Story of Our Origins by Steve McIntosh is a heady brew of science and philosophy. This isn’t a quick-and-easy guide for practical spiritual growth. Rather, it’s a dense and thorough explication of an integrative understanding of evolution. For McIntosh, evolution is not a strictly scientific, materialistic subject; […]

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Follow-Up: Can you be a Christian and still believe … ?

December 29, 2012

My post Can you be a Christian and still believe … ? caused quite a bit of furor on the interwebs, so I’d like to take a moment to offer a few explanatory notes as well as provide some resources for further exploration of these topics. First, the point of the post wasn’t to provide a […]

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Can you be a Christian and still believe … ?

December 28, 2012

Guess what? You can still be a Christian even if you believe that: Evolution is true. The Bible isn’t inerrant. Women have the same rights as men. Homosexuality isn’t a sin. Owning a gun isn’t a God-given right. America isn’t God’s chosen country. Republicans aren’t God’s chosen political party. The modern state of Israel isn’t […]

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Review: The Language of God by Francis Collins

November 9, 2012

Collins presents his personal testimony as well as his understanding of topics concerning science and religion. He argues for a synergy between the two and lays out his views on theistic evolution or “Biologos.” Many of his beliefs may not sit well with conservative evangelicals, but his discussion of modern science as it relates to […]

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Review: The Lost World of Genesis One by John Walton

October 16, 2012

Walton, John H. (2009). The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press. Walton lays out his reading of Genesis 1 in a clear and accessible manner, arguing persuasively that Genesis 1 is a functional, rather than a material, account of creation that describes the inauguration of a cosmic […]

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