Tag: Theology

Gavin Ortlund: Retrieving Augustine’s Doctrine of Creation

Gavin Ortlund’s new book, “Retrieving Augustine’s Doctrine of Creation,” explores how Augustine’s doctrine of creation influences current creation debates.

Jon Garvey: A Biblical Theology of People Outside the Garden

Jon Garvey published the first book-length response to Joshua Swamidass’ The Genealogical Adam and Eve, a theological case for people outside the garden.

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.

Response to Madueme: Are People Outside the Garden Ruled Out?

Madeume’s objections do not challenge Swamidass’ key thesis: a traditional, literal reading of Scripture does not rule out people outside the Garden.

Implicated vs. Incidental: Relevance Theory and The Meaning of Genesis

John W. Hilber explains how Relevance Theory clarifies the meaning of text, by clarifying what is implicated vs. incidental to the message.

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.

Paul Louis Metzger: On New Wine, New Wineskins

Making peace with science requires new wine poured into new wineskins. Dr. Paul Louis Metzger founded New Wine, New Wineskins to bridge cultural divides.

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.

Greg Cootsona: The Typology of Adam and Eve

With important questions before, us how should we approach origins? Let’s keep working at this with our eyes focused, not on Adam and Eve, but on Jesus.

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