Tag: Evolution

Gavin Ortlund: Which Hills to Die On?

Gavin Ortlund’s new book, Finding the Right Hills to Die On, advocates for prioritizing which theological concerns are most important when engaging science.

Brian Godawa’s Midrash on Human Origins

In his series of novels, Brian Godawa joins the ancient midrash tradition of imaginatively retelling human origins through the lens of Genesis.

Is COVID-19 Created or Designed?

Consider COVID-19 with Behe. If God created all things, then in this sense He designed us all. Still, creation is not design and design is not creation.

One Flesh in Joint Intentionality

Several millennia ago, Genesis pointed to the very qualities that scientists now recognize as being crucial to our emergence as a species.

Retire Darwin Day?

In the journey toward a more gracious and inclusive origins dialogue, perhaps retiring Darwin Day could be a small but worthwhile step that we are all willing to take.

Cancer and Evolution: tumor with blood vessels which it evolved to grow.

Cancer and Evolution

Evolutionary theory “makes sense” of cancer, giving us critical insight into how it works. Going the other direction, cancer makes sense of evolution too.

Evolution and the Problem of Evil

These arguments against theism and evolution, however, are not sensible arguments against a Jesus-grounded faith. That suffering might move us from good to perfect, however, is entirely expected in light of the God we find by Him.

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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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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