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.
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… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more