September 1, 2015

Sundays with Michael Spencer: July 19, 2015

Note from CM: I know we just posted a portion of what Michael Spencer had to say about Young Earth Creationism last Sunday, but another disturbing situation was reported this past week, which shows me that we need to keep beating this drum at Internet Monk. Deborah Haarsma at Biologos writes about Jim Stump’s resignation […]

In the beginning, it’s not about “days”

Better, but still not in the ballpark. Good for Justin Taylor at the Gospel Coalition for many parts of the article, “Biblical Reasons to Doubt the Creation Days Were 24-Hour Periods.” Questioning the so-called “literalism” of Young Earth Creationism in their reading of Genesis 1 is something to be commended even if I think he ultimately […]

How I Became an… Egalitarian

Update from CM: Comments are now closed. Update from Mike Bell: I was so disappointed with the tone and tenor of the comments, that rather than sifting through them and finding the few that actually interacted with the content of the post and contributed to the discussion, I decided to save myself the hours it […]

How I Became a … Theistic-Evolutionist

Over the next few Fridays I will be bringing you a series entitled “How I Became a…” They will give an insight into some of the views that I hold, and how I arrived at those views. We will begin the series with “How I Became a… Theistic-Evolutionist.” Despite my Evangelical upbringing I have always […]

John Walton’s Excellent Take on the Debate

Note from CM: From where I sit, the best response I’ve read to the Ham vs. Nye debate earlier this week was at Biologos: Ham on Nye: Our Take. Various BioLogos contributors give their reflections, but the one I appreciate most is that of OT scholar John Walton. I appreciate his perspective because for me, […]

Bad Idea. Very Bad Idea. Horrendously Bad Idea.

This is one of the worst ideas I have heard in a long while. Creationist spokesman Ken Ham will debate Bill Nye, science educator from “Bill Nye the Science Guy” on the subject “Is creation a viable model of origins?” at the Creation Museum on February 4. This is a bad idea from both the […]

Why I Am Not a Six-Day Creationist

Updates on the Creation Wars Recently, Tim Challies posted “Why I Am a Six-Day Creationist.” The reasons he gave were: The Bible teaches it. The other Bible writers believed it. Science confirms it. After these assertions, he states his conviction: I believe the Bible speaks with greater clarity and greater authority than what I believe […]

Current Clergy Views on Origins

From BioLogos: What do today’s pastors think about science?   What views do they hold on creation and evolution and how strongly do they hold them?   How do origins issues impact their ministries? These were just a few of the questions that motivated us at BioLogos to commission a survey of pastors on origins. […]

Updates on the Creation Wars

1. The Disney-ization of Christianity continues apace. Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, famous for Pastor John Hagee and his over-the-top dioramic teaching on prophecy and the End Times, is about to treat us with a 28,400 square foot building portraying Noah’s Ark, complete with “true-to-size animatronics animals…to underscore the Bible’s authenticity.” Here’s the promotional poster on […]

iMonk on Interpreting Genesis 1

From To Be or Not to Be? Everybody thinks I should be a young earth creationist. I’m not. Why? by Michael Spencer (undated) * * * The young earth creationists believe that Genesis 1 is “literally” a description of creation. I do not. It is this simple disagreement that is the cornerstone of my objection. […]