Tag: 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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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.

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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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?

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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Why Methodological Naturalism?

Mainstream science seeks “our best explanation of the world, without considering God.” This limiting clause,”without considering God,” is the rule of Methodological Naturalism (MN). Currently, science does not search for all sorts of Truth. Rather, science is limited effort to explain the world on its own terms, without invoking God, His action, or intelligent design.…
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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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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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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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