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A Theological History of Science

We are pleased to announce the award of another $25,000 grant for two years. With this grant, we aim to explore the theological history of science. This grant was also awarded by the STEAM project, which has funding from the John Templeton Foundation. This grant is directed by Joel Okamoto, housed at Concordia Seminary, and it will be moderated by Dr. Erik…
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Murphy’s Subtle but Truthful Tree

I am very pleased to include this answer from Dr. George Murphy, Ph.D. in Physics and theologian. Answering the riddle of the 100-year old tree, he notes God is not deceitful, but He is subtle: in both nature and the cross. He is a Templeton Prize winner, and one of my theological influences. In particular his work explaining the…
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Common Ground: Year 1

Over the next two years, we aim to find common ground in the origin debates. The Inquiry Into Common Ground is directed by Dr. S. Joshua Swamidass, housed at Washington University, and administered by Saint Louis campus ministries (Intervarsity and Cru). Even though we do not agree with or endorse all positions, we believe dialogue is important, and common ground exists. We are pleased…
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Other Ground is Sinking Sand

Other Ground is Sinking Sand is a part of a series of excerpts of my story originally published in “Finding Confident Faith in Science.” Didaskalia 27 (2017): 165-88. We live in a scientific world, one that looks to science as the only reliable path to public truth. In this world, where do people of faith look for…
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Finding A Grounded Faith

Finding a Grounded Faith is a part of a series of excerpts of my story originally published in “Finding Confident Faith in Science.” Didaskalia 27 (2017): 165-88. It is senseless to follow Jesus because of family, culture, comfort, or even science. No, we are to follow Jesus because he rose from the dead, revealing to all mankind that God exists,…
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The Overlooked Science of Genealogical Ancestry

The theological questions about evolution arise from genealogies, not genetics. Instead of rethinking Adam, perhaps we should rethink the debate?

Confessing Jesus in Science

This is an excerpt from an important article by the Lutheran theologian at Concordia seminary. Okamoto, Joel (2015) “Making Sense of Confessionalism Today,” Concordia Journal: Vol. 41 : No. 1 , Article 5. The article is focused on Lutherans, but his take on the importance of confessing “Jesus is Lord” is particularly relevant in the…
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Reviewing Adam and the Genome

I depart from Adam and the Genome’s main thesis. Critical information was let of out of this book about genealogical science.

Dr James Tour and the Great Pascal

This last year, I had the privilege of interacting with Dr. James Tour, one of the great chemists of our time. He is in the Intelligent Design  (ID) “orbit,” having signed the Dissent from Darwinism many years ago. However, he does not consider himself an ID proponent. For years he had a very eloquent explanation…
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In Defense of Tim Keller

Instead of narrowly arguing for our own theology, let us all advocate for truthful accounts of science and the full diversity of the Church. Peace.

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