October 18, 2018

Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible- by John Polkinghorne, Chapter 2- Development

Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible – by John Polkinghorne Chapter 2- Development In the Anglican lectionary, the reading for the sixth chapter of Joshua ends at verse 20, the triumphal entry of the Israelite army into the city, and omits the verse that follows.  That verse states, “Then they devoted to destruction by […]

Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible- by John Polkinghorne, Introduction and Chapter 1- Scripture

Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible – by John Polkinghorne Introduction and Chapter 1- Scripture We are going to blog through the book: “Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible” by John Polkinghorne.  John Polkinghorne, KBE, FRS, is internationally known as both a physicist and a priest. He served as president of Queens’ College, […]

Evolution: Scripture and Nature say Yes!  Chapter 9- Let the Students Speak!

Evolution: Scripture and Nature Say Yes! Chapter 9- Let the Students Speak! By Denis O. Lamoureux NOTE TO READERS: Denis has contacted me and proposes to hold a discussion session via Adobe Connect, which will be free to all interested Imonkers.  It’s a great opportunity to interact with the author of this book personally, and […]

Evolution: Scripture and Nature say Yes!  Chapter 8- The Religious Evolution of Darwin

Evolution: Scripture and Nature Say Yes! Chapter 8- The Religious Evolution of Darwin By Denis O. Lamoureux In this chapter Denis strives to rehabilitate Darwin’s popular image as the atheist of atheists.  After all, Richard Dawkins has famously noted that while it had always been possible to reject theology, “Darwin made it possible to be […]

Evolution: Scripture and Nature say Yes!  Chapter 7- Galileo and God’s Two Books

Evolution: Scripture and Nature Say Yes! Chapter 7: Galileo and God’s Two Books By Denis O. Lamoureux The story of the Galileo affair has become the primary symbol of the popular understanding of the relationship between science and religion, known as the “conflict” or “warfare” model.  The picture is of ignorant, superstitious religious leaders armed […]

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 […]