Our first symposium on faith and scholarship was a big hit! Peter Enns, Sujin Pak, and Greg Reeves gave three great talks and we had a very stimulating panel discussion as well. You can watch the video here.
If Genesis’s creation stories are mythological, does that mean that the whole Bible is just a myth? And if Genesis’s early chapters are myth, doesn’t that mean that they are false? As I showed in my last post in this series, C.S. Lewis thought that, strictly speaking, Genesis’s creation accounts were, in fact, ancient myths which God … Continue reading
Is Genesis a myth? Ever since George Smith discovered and published the ancient Babylonian creation story, Enuma Elish, in 1876, theologians, biblical scholars and informed laypeople have been aware of the fact that the book of Genesis was not written in a literary or cultural vacuum. As other ancient Near Eastern creation stories have been brought … Continue reading
Below is a fantastic dialogue between Archbishop Rowan Williams and Richard Dawkins on the nature and origin of humankind. Dawkins and the Archbishop touch on everything from the origins of consciousness, language, and self-awareness; the problem of suffering; the likelihood that our world is designed; and much, much more. The conversation is really quite … Continue reading
Biblical Faith in an Age of Science Adam and Eve, and Evolution, and Evangelicalism On April 12th, 7:00-9:00 PM in NC State University’s McKimmon Center, Room 3 Can you believe the Bible and believe in Evolution, too? Who are we and where do we come from? Can good scientists also be people … Continue reading
This spring the NC State InterVarsity Grad & Faculty Ministries will be hosting a conference on what is becoming a pretty hot-topic among evangelicals who have been paying attention to recent developments within the natural sciences, namely, Was there a historical Adam and Eve? Did Eden exist? Is Genesis 1-3 myth or history or what? These … Continue reading
One of the unexpected roles that I have found myself playing since coming on staff with InterVarsity has been that of dispelling common misconceptions about the university for Christian laypeople. And there has been no more common misconception that I have run into than that the natural sciences and the Christian faith are locked in … Continue reading
Alvin Plantinga, professor emeritus at the University of Notre Dame, has just put out a new book on the conflict between faith and science: Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, & Naturalism (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011) The New York Times reviewed it this week and it’s looking, as is usual for Plantinga’s work, to … Continue reading