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3 ways to know what God is like

This is a question that crops up every now and then. How is God knowable and how do we know that God is like this and not like that. Historically the Christian faith has given three main ways of answering that question. Through what has been made, through what has been said and through the One who was sent. Through what has been made When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you…

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Christians & Evolution

Christians often have a very confused relationship with scientific discoveries – we use them of course, but there’s a significant portion of evangelicals who become very sceptical especially when it concerns the origins of life. Tim Challies wrote The…reason I am a six-day creationist is that I believe this is what science tells us. I believe science confirms a literal six-day creation and a young earth. I find the science demanding millions or billions of years less compelling than the science supporting a much less ancient universe. Even though so…

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Book Review: Feral

Have you ever wondered what you would do if you had a lot of money to spare? If you were Bill Gates rich for example. I’m sure you have, I have. One of things I have long decided I would do would be to buy as much of the British countryside as possible and plant trees. If I could I’d plant a massive forest that would one day have ancient oaks and yews. With the trees would come wildness, and space for animals that have long since disappeared from the…

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Book Review: The Genesis Enigma

The Genesis Enigma: Why the Bible is scientifically accurate from 2009 is an intriguing book and is a bold endeavour but unlikely to find many advocates. If you’re a six-day young earth creationist then ‘there’s nothing to see here’. Dr Parker is a staunch advocate of evolution and research leader at the Natural History Museum in London. What’s more interesting is that Dr Parker isn’t a Christian and from evidence in the book is moving from atheist to deist or theist position. However his attempt to reconcile scripture and evolution…

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Where Genesis and Science agree

I almost always find myself reading Genesis in January and it strikes me that we very often focus on the areas of conflict between contemporary scientific theories and the Book of Genesis and miss out on the very many areas where the two agree. Here are some that I’ve noted: The forming of the universe was almost instantaneous (Gen 1:3 & the split seconds of the Big Bang – whichever theory of it you choose) The earth began formless, empty and mostly watery (Gen 1:2 & history of the earth)…

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Darwin round up

So back from holiday and opened up Google Reader to discover 418 unread posts. Good grief, I was only away for a week. I did some unsubscribing and then a lot of skim reading and noticed some convergences. Split them up into a couple of posts though. This one relates to all things Darwin Dave Bish hints at why Christianity is not worried by Darwin My friend Dave Matthias pointed to me the local BBC page which features Honest to Darwin Faith Central highlights the creationist backlash This article highlights…

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