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
We have two PhD candidates in our Graduate Christian Fellowship are defending their dissertations this week. It is probably too late for them to follow this suggestion, but I would like to urge them to dance their PhDs. You can see the entries to the competition that he mentioned here. Thanks to W. David O. … Continue reading
Peter Enns just put up a great little post identifying some of the rhetorical maneuvers that obfuscate, rather than clarify, the current Adam/Evolution discussion.
Pete Enns has put up his final post on Al Mohler’s take on evolution. Here he deals with Mohler’s contentions that evolution undercuts the Gospel and leads to denials of the resurrection, as well as his contention that Genesis and science are talking the same language but saying different things. Enns argues that belief in … Continue reading
Pete Enns has just put up his most recent post on Al Mohler’s views on Adam and Evolution which were aired on NPR about a month ago. The post is vintage-Pete and should be helpful to anyone who is approaching this question with an open mind. Here he makes two points: 1) Adam is not … Continue reading
My old teacher Pete Enns has just launched a new website and has begun what promises to be a helpful series on why Al Mohler (President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville) is just plain wrong about the Bible and evolution. Definitely worth reading. And why do I care what Al Mohler thinks? I … Continue reading