November 18, 2017

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Evolution: Scripture and Nature say Yes!  Chapter 6- Moving Beyond the Evolution vs. Creation Debate

Evolution: Scripture and Nature Say Yes! Chapter 6- Moving Beyond the Evolution vs. Creation Debate By Denis O. Lamoureux In this chapter Denis asserts that there are at least five basic positions on the origin of the universe and life.  So we don’t have to be locked into only two positions and “either-or” thinking.  They […]

Evolution: Scripture and Nature say Yes!  Chapter 5- Ancient Science and the Book of God’s Words

Evolution: Scripture and Nature Say Yes! Chapter 5- Ancient Science and the Book of God’s Words By Denis O. Lamoureux Like Denis, when other Evangelicals find out I am an evolutionist and a Christian they immediately want to challenge me by asking: “If evolution is true, then where in the Bible does it say that […]

Evolution: Scripture and Nature say Yes!  Chapter 4- Intelligent Design and the Book of God’s Works

Evolution: Scripture and Nature Say Yes!  Chapter 4- Intelligent Design and the Book of God’s Works By Denis O. Lamoureux Denis begins this chapter by reminding readers he does not hold to the view of design called “Intelligent Design Theory”.  He says ID Theorists, for the most part, reject evolution and claim that God intervened […]

Evolution: Scripture and Nature say Yes!  Chapter 3- Terms that Begin to Free Us

Evolution: Scripture and Nature Say Yes  Chapter 3- Terms that Begin to Free Us By Denis O. Lamoureux To begin Chapter 3- Terms that Begin to Free Us, Denis makes the point that the origins debate is fueled by conflation of ideas.  For most people today, the word “evolution” is conflated with a godless and […]

Evolution: Scripture and Nature say Yes!  Chapter 2- Opening God’s Two Books

Evolution: Scripture and Nature Say Yes  Chapter 2- Opening God’s Two Books By Denis O. Lamoureux As Denis’ military tour of duty came to an end he was faced with several opportunities; one of which was the military would pay for his medical school for him to become a dentist.  A nice deal ending in […]

Evolution: Scripture and Nature say Yes!  Chapter 1- Trapped in Either/Or Thinking

Evolution: Scripture and Nature Say Yes Chapter 1- Trapped in Either/Or Thinking By Denis O. Lamoureux We are going to blog through the new book by frequent Biologos contributor Denis Lamoureux entitled, Evolution: Scripture and Nature say Yes! The title refers to the book by creationist author Duane Gish, “Evolution: The Fossils Say No”, which had […]

Bones of Contention

Bones of Contention Paleontologist Mary Schweitzer made worldwide headlines in 2005 for announcing that she had discovered soft tissue preserved in 68-million-year-old bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex.  Immediate reaction from the paleontological community was skepticism, as it should have been.  The conventional wisdom has been that no original proteins from once-living cells could remain. If […]

A Rant on Christians and Psychology

A Rant on Christians and Psychology In the side bar of Recommended Readings at the Internet Monk site is an article from Christianity Today entitled, “Has Christian Psychology Lost Its Place at Southern Seminary?” which reports on the firing from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) of Dr. Eric Johnson.  Additional summaries may also be found […]

Feeding the Hungry

Feeding the Hungry Matthew 25:34 “Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, my Father has blessed you! Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat… Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you […]

Emergence of Personhood: Lessons from Self and Identity by Roy F. Baumeister

The Emergence of Personhood: Lessons from Self and Identity by Roy F. Baumeister After reviewing “Minds, Brains, Souls and Gods: A Conversation on Faith, Psychology and Neuroscience” by Malcolm Jeeves (first post here), I noticed he was editor of a book that explored the emergence of personhood.  In this book fourteen distinguished scholars — including […]