Dr. Todd Wood, a young earth creationist on the scientific credibility of evolutionary theory. I respectfully (and at the same time resolutely) disagree with his theology and biblical interpretive stance, but I hugely appreciate his scientific honesty. “Evolution is not a theory in crisis. It is not teetering on the verge of collapse. It has… Continue reading pro evolution young earther
Very few people would say that killing humans is categorically wrong (all times, places & circumstances). Most would have general ideas about extenuating – and tragic – circumstances which justify it. So, a kind of moral calculus is almost always at work where the weight of the consequences of killing is contrasted with the weight… Continue reading good killing?
Proverbs 22:7 – “The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.” A friend recently (and wisely) observed that this is unfortunately ‘heard’/’taken’ as a command rather than as a lamentation. Which made me think about how much interpretation we can do even with simple sentences. The above verse… Continue reading reading
I wonder if Psalm 80 wasn’t a favourite of the particularly zealous 1st century Jews who would have been pleased to see the Romans overthrown by a long hoped-for military Messiah? ((Not all 1st century Jews were militant – i.e. Hillel)) I can imagine this Psalm being sung in the Synagogues of the day… and… Continue reading i wonder…
Another observation about some of the theological (as in, not biological) features of the text of Genesis 1…
On the 5th day, God filled the skies and seas with all kinds of sky-life (‘every sort of winged bird’) and sea-life (‘swarms of living creatures’). Everything that flies through the sky. Everything that lives in the sea. A few points:
I’m really appreciating how significant the theme of freedom is in the Bible. Freedom is opposed to compulsion, captivity or slavery. Utterly free of compulsion, God freely acts to create and sustain a free creation, particularly free and dangerous human beings, which constantly, continually and consistently become enslaved, manipulated, captive or otherwise enslaved to and… Continue reading freedom
In chapter 10 of his gospel (or not far into the Jerusalem journey narrative as he would have seen it – he didn’t divide his gospel into ‘chapter and verse’), Luke presents an exchange between an expert in the Law (of Moses – i.e. Torah) and Jesus. The lawyer is first trying to ‘test’ Jesus,… Continue reading who is my neighbour?
Announcing “Faithful Science“… A one-day Science & Faith conference – coming August 1. Speakers and topics:
Jonathan Robinson discusses science and biblical interpretation here. Ryan Browning responds to young-earth views here.