April 24, 2017

Adam and the Genome 10: Chapter 6- Adam and Eve of Genesis in Their Context: Twelve Theses

Adam and the Genome 10: Chapter 6- Adam and Eve of Genesis in Their Context: Twelve Theses We continue our review of the book, Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science, by Dennis Venema and Scot McKnight. Today, Chapter 6. One of the elements of reading Genesis 1-11 in its ancient near East […]

A Scientist Talks about Human Destiny Beyond Death

A Scientist Talks about Human Destiny Beyond Death John Polkinghorne, respected scientist and ordained Anglican priest, is a man, his bio says, “who is not afraid to ask difficult questions about God’s action in His creation. How can God act in a world governed by scientific law?” In this brief interview, appropriate for Eastertide, Polkinghorne […]

Adam and the Genome 9: Chapter 5- Adam, Eve, and the Genome: Four Principles for Reading the Bible after the Human Genome Project.

Adam and the Genome 9: Chapter 5- Adam, Eve, and the Genome: Four Principles for Reading the Bible after the Human Genome Project We continue our review of the book, Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science, by Dennis Venema and Scot McKnight. Today, Chapter 5. The book now moves to the four […]

Adam and the Genome 8: Chapter 4- What About Intelligent Design?

Adam and the Genome 8: Chapter 4- What About Intelligent Design? We continue our review of the book, Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science, by Dennis Venema and Scot McKnight . Today, Chapter 4. In the late 1990s, Dennis was a PhD student at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, studying genetics […]

Adam and the Genome 7: Chapter 3- Adam’s Last Stand? (Part 3)

Adam and the Genome 7: Chapter 3- Adam’s Last Stand? (Part 3) We continue our review of the book,, by Dennis Venema and Scot McKnight. Today, Chapter 3- Part 3 As Christians become increasingly familiar with the argument for common descent and begin to understand it, they, not unreasonably, begin to wonder where Adam fits […]

Adam and the Genome 6: Chapter 3- Adam’s Last Stand? (Part 2)

strong>Adam and the Genome 6: Chapter 3- Adam’s Last Stand? (Part 2) We continue our review of the book, Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science, by Dennis Venema and Scot McKnight. Today, Chapter 3- Part 2 In Part 1 of Chapter 3- Adam’s Last Stand?, Dennis summarized two methods of estimating the […]

Adam and the Genome 5: Chapter 3- Adam’s Last Stand? (Part 1)

Adam and the Genome 5: Chapter 3- Adam’s Last Stand? (Part 1) We continue our review of the book, Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science, by Dennis Venema and Scot McKnight. Today, Chapter 3- Part 1 And now we get to main event.  What does genetics say about the human race descending […]

Adam and the Genome 4: Chapter 2- Genomes as Language, Genomes as Books (Part 2)

Adam and the Genome 4: Chapter 2- Genomes as Language, Genomes as Books (Part 2) We continue our review of the book, Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science, by Dennis Venema and Scot McKnight. Today, Chapter 2- Part 2 Chapter 2 begins with a brilliant analogy of how evolution works by comparing […]

Adam and the Genome 3: Chapter 2- Genomes as Language, Genomes as Books (Part 1)

Adam and the Genome 3: Chapter 2- Genomes as Language, Genomes as Books (Part 1) We continue our review of the book, Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science, by Dennis Venema and Scot McKnight . Today, Chapter 2- Part 1. Most people do not understand how evolution purports to work.  They think […]

Adam and the Genome 2: Chapter 1- Evolution as Scientific Theory

Adam and the Genome 2: Chapter 1- Evolution as Scientific Theory We continue our review of the book, Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science, by Dennis Venema and Scot McKnight. Today, chapter 1. Dennis begins this chapter by reminiscing about his childhood love of science.  He grew up in northern British Columbia […]