History of Science

This article1 inaugurates a long running project on this blog focused on the History of Science. Modern science’s history is entwined with the history, theology, and institutions of the Protestant Reformation. In this history, religious communities can find expansive common ground with scientists. This common ground is a place for understanding and could inspire peace. It often…
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Camel Chews Miracle Tree

Jon Garvey is an independent researcher in biblical creation doctrine at The Hump of the Camel. The editor of God’s Good Earth, he is motivated by Evangelical, Reformed and Classical Theist perspectives. The complete version of his response can be found on his blog. In Dr Swamidass’ fable of the 100 year old tree, truth is not…
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The Barthian, “Why this Tree?”

Paul Metzger is a Professor of Christian Theology and Theology of Culture at Multnomah Seminary in Portland and the Director of The Institute for the Theology of Culture: New Wine, New Wineskins. This response is cross-posted on his blog. Dr. Swamidass asked me to respond from a Barthian angle. In this light, my question is not…
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A Lutheran’s Artistic Tree

Tim Saleska is a professor at Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis where he teaches exegesis of biblical poetry, specifically the book of Psalms. He is especially interested in how Christians read and meditate on the Psalms and in exploring the history of their interpretation in the Church. I think of God as a poet or an artist.…
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More Than Just Apes

This article is directed at scientists and religious leaders that want to non-combatively, creatively and productively engage with mainstream science. Curious and honest questions are welcome. Those that want to debate the science will be handled elsewhere. Scientifically speaking, humans appear to be genetically-modified apes, with genomes that are more than 98% similar to chimpanzees in coding…
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The 100 Year Old Tree

I recently published an article that posed a question to theologians, inspired by what I have seen in science. I am still hoping for a response. I am still curious about the theology. To be clear, this is not a forum for scientific debate, but an invitation to creatively and productively engage mainstream science with theology. Responses…
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Evidence and Evolution

This article is directed at religious leaders that hope to engage with mainstream science in a non-combative, creative and productive way. The controversy over science in this article is considered elsewhere, but my real interest is in how I might respond theologically to what I see so clearly in science. Please consider responding to my theological question here.  Recently, several curious…
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The Age of Rubio’s Earth

In the midst of the current election season I decided to repost this blog post from 2012. In 2012 I  published an article in the Wall Street Journal about Marc Rubio’s comments to GQ Magazine about the age of the Earth. You can read it here. I decided to make this page to include a…
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