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  • Evolution Controversy Reignites Among Evangelical Christians

    07/04/2011 10:00:42 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 177 replies
    PR News Wire ^ | June 21, 2011 | N/A
    The debate among evangelical Christians over Darwin's theory of evolution has returned to front stage this summer with the publication of two separate cover stories on the issue by leading Christian magazines. In its June cover story, Christianity Today reported on how Christian proponents of Darwin are challenging historic beliefs about Adam and Eve. Now Christian news magazine World has announced that it will name two books critiquing "theistic evolution" as its "Books of the Year" in its upcoming July 2 issue. World called the evolution debate in churches and religious colleges "the biggest current battle both among Christians and...
  • Mohler takes on 'theistic evolution'

    01/16/2011 4:09:10 PM PST · by balch3 · 1,732 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Baptist Press ^ | January 13, 2011 | Bob Allen
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (ABP) -- A Southern Baptist seminary president and evolution opponent has turned sights on "theistic evolution," the idea that evolutionary forces are somehow guided by God. Albert Mohler Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, wrote an article in the Winter 2011 issue of the seminary magazine labeling attempts by Christians to accommodate Darwinism "a biblical and theological disaster." Mohler said being able to find middle ground between a young-earth creationism that believes God created the world in six 24-hour days and naturalism that regards evolution the product of random chance "would resolve a great cultural and...
  • In The Beginning God, Not Darwin, Created

    10/11/2009 6:56:59 AM PDT · by OneVike · 220 replies · 2,177+ views
    Post Scripts ^ | 10/11/09 | One Vike
    special thanks to hanna548 for the artworkThere is a disturbing trend that has taken hold of the modern day Christian community, and it is my opinion that this trend is causing a schism as big as the one that was addressed at the Council of Nicea over the Trinity. Now this is not a debate for those who have no faith in Christ, for what accord has Christ with Belial? No, this is strictly a debate for those who profess Christ as their Lord and Savior. Unfortunately, those who attempt to address the problem are usually labeled as rabble-rousers who...
  • “Theistic evolutionists”: What they can expect after they have surrendered

    05/15/2009 8:46:06 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 55 replies · 4,498+ views
    UD ^ | May 5, 2009 | Denise O'Leary
    5 May 2009 “Theistic evolutionists”: What they can expect after they have surrendered O'Leary [Theistic evolution, as normally propounded today = accept on faith that God dun it and holler yer guts fer Jesus to feel good - because the evidence suggests there is no God]. Why any theist should do that today is incomprehensible to me, because the evidence is all in the theists’ camp. But tax-supported, tenured professors can say anything they want, and they certainly do.Here is an instructive story about their true fate: After eviscerating two new books that attempt to show that Darwinism is compatible...
  • Excerpt: "The Language of God"- Francis Collins Shares Personal Testimony to Explain Reasoning

    05/14/2009 2:28:08 PM PDT · by mnehring · 21 replies · 1,647+ views
    From the time Copernicus proved Ptolemy wrong that the earth did indeed orbit around the sun, scientific reason has found itself at odds with religion. In his new book, "The Language of God," geneticist Francis S. Collins explains through personal testimony why faith and reason can and do coexist peacefully, and how one actually complements the other....
  • Deep Core Tests for the Age of the Earth

    05/01/2009 10:11:09 AM PDT · by mnehring · 60 replies · 1,762+ views
    Reasons to Believe ^ | Dr. Hugh Ross, Ph.D.
    The clash between young-earth and old-earth creationists can seem bewilderingly technical at times. Is there any easy-to-understand scientific data for determining whether Earth is young or old?In recent months, new evidence has emerged that may be simple enough for everyone to understand, regardless of science background-as simple as counting tree rings.Scientists are learning much about Earth's past by drilling deep into its surface-both ice and rock-with specialized instruments to remove long cylinders, or "core" samples. Six deep ice cores and one sediment core now provide a clear and continuous record of Earth's history. The ice cores reveal hundreds of thousands...
  • Old-Earth Creationism

    03/25/2009 9:09:02 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 264 replies · 3,348+ views
    ICR ^ | March 2009 | Old-Earth Creationism by Henry Morris, Ph.D.
    Old-Earth Creationism by Henry Morris, Ph.D. Many evangelical leaders today, unfortunately, have capitulated to the evolutionary timescale of modern unbelieving geologists and astronomers. They feel that they must somehow reinterpret the Genesis record of creation to allow for billions of prehistoric years, which the evolutionists must have in order to make cosmic evolution and biological evolution seem feasible. This compromise is necessary, they say, in order to win scientists and other intellectuals to the Lord...
  • Old-Earth Creationism: A Heretical Belief?

    02/17/2009 8:38:53 AM PST · by mnehring · 55 replies · 1,720+ views
    Ken Ham is an ardent young-earth creationist. As president of Answers in Genesis, he generates a steady stream of articles critiquing the old-earth view. Although I disagree with most of his assertions, I respect his right to express them. However, Ham’s article, “The god of an old earth,”1. crosses the line of amicable debate. By declaring “the god of an old earth cannot be the God of the Bible” and “the god of an old earth destroys the Gospel,” he is accusing old-earth creationists of heresy. Disagreements in the body of Christ are inevitable. And history has shown debate in...
  • Review: “The Language of God” (Geneticist makes case that rationality, belief can coexist)

    01/13/2009 6:20:49 PM PST · by mnehring · 2 replies · 287+ views
    I ran across "The Language of God" at the library a couple of weeks ago, and snatched it up. I had read brief interviews with the author, Dr. Francis S. Collins of the Human Genome Project, and I was curious. He is a world-renowned geneticist who is unabashedly Christian, so I figured Collins would have an interesting perspective on pretty much everything. I was right. "The Language of God" is a very engaging book, well written and thoughtful. It's a couple of years old, but it weighs in on some topics mentioned in this column and in the resulting online...
  • Fundamental Evolution

    09/01/2008 12:21:56 PM PDT · by Forscher · 31 replies · 228+ views
    Vanity | Forscher
    Fundamental Evolution: a Biologist reads Genesis Everybody should read the Bible. Several times. When I was a child, I had to: my mother insisted. So I read. But soon I became so entangled with who begat unpronounceable who, I lost interest. For a time I struggled with seemingly endless tales of pillage, rape, massacre, genocide, and tedious ritual, but eventually I put the book on the shelf, and there it remained for thirty years. The Jehovah's Witnesses drove me back to scripture. My wife and I were living in the Florida Keys. Every so often a group of earnest ladies...
  • Questions For Atheists...& Non-Atheists II

    11/28/2006 9:09:43 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 14 replies · 756+ views
    11/28/06 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    This thread is a continuation of the first thread "Questions For Atheists & Non-Atheists" Some points were brought up that I wish to address here. I look forward to the responses. Taken from one of my dictionaries in my personal library: "Occam's Razor. A principle devised by the English philospher William of Occam, which states that entities must not be multiplied beyond what is necessary. In a scientific context, Occam's Razor is the choice of the simplest theory from among the theories which fit what we know. In logic, Occam's Razor is the statement of an argument in its essential...
  • What's the problem with theistic evolution?

    05/20/2005 1:28:39 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 28 replies · 1,112+ views
    Answers in Genesis ^ | 5/16/05 | Joseph Safarti, PHD
    What's the problem with theistic evolution? Your arguments in the section on theistic evolution are muddled, but I am open to learning more. In my view, evolution is a highly visible aspect of creation. According to the vast majority of biologists, evolutionary theory is absolutely central to biology's understanding of the miracle of physical life. But evolutionary theory does no disrespect to God, and the spirit of inquiry that bore it is a divine gift. The physical world must be as it is because God wanted it that way, whether or not God did most of His work of creation...