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Video from our April 12th symposium on Christian faith and evolutionary science

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.

C.S. Lewis on the Bible: Myth, Truth, Fact, and Genesis

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

C.S. Lewis on the Bible: Genesis and Myth

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

Archbishop Rowan Williams and Richard Dawkins discuss Human Nature and Human Origins

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

April 12th Conference: Biblical Faith in an Age of Science

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

Was there a historical Adam and Eve?: The debate continues

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

Andy Crouch on what he wishes pastors knew about the lives of scientists

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 on the (Alleged) Conflict Between Faith and Science

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

NCSU Graduate Christian Fellowship

Hi! I'm David, the campus minister for InterVarsity's graduate and faculty ministries at NC State and Meredith College. I hope you'll join me as I learn to "practice resurrection" in the City of Oaks, in her universities, and in the wider world. You can contact me at dmwilliams83@gmail.com

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