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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Dialogue with Darwinists

Marvin Olasky engages with Darwinists as the world celebrates the 150th anniversary of the publication of ‘On the Origin of Species’ in this thoughtful and helpful article. “Darwinists are celebrating this month the 150th anniversary of the publication of their hero’s breakthrough book, On the Origin of Species. Christians who respond with ridicule of Darwin get nowhere—but understanding a few terms of the debate can help to start a dialogue.” Do read the whole thing

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Darwin's God

Nick Spencer has written a fascinating article for Third Way on the faith (or lack of one) of Charles Darwin. Essential reading I would argue. “Ultimately, Darwin is too complex and too subtle a thinker to be either deified or demonised. As the historian John Hedley Brooke once observed, we should be careful not to pigeon-hole the man who wouldn’t pigeon-hole pigeons.”

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Book Review: Evolution Fact or Fiction?

I had quite low expectations of this little 40 page booklet when I picked it up but John Blanchard‘s Evolution: Fact or Fiction? surprised me. It attacks atheistic evolution and evolutionary theory by using the words of evolutionists. He hoists them on their own petard (great phrase) and argues for greater confidence in the Bible, although he doesn’t attempt to lay out how the Bible interacts with science, although it seems as though the author excepts that the universe is incredibly old. He has four main points of attack. First…

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Creation & Evolution Events Diary

There seems to be a lot happening so I thought I’d collate all the events into a single post and then update it as necessary. If you’re aware of any church organised events on this theme let me know and I’ll update. Links to non-church events are at the bottom of the post: 01.02.0910.30am @ North Shrewsbury Community Church I’m speaking on ‘Understanding Genesis Part 1’4pm @ Shrewsbury Evangelical Church, Paul Yeulett on ‘It is better to believe in Creation rather than evolution because…it is more trustworthy’ 08.02.0910.30am @ North…

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Book Review: Three Views on Creation and Evolution

Three Views on Creation and Evolution is another in Zondervan’s excellent Counterpoints series (I’ve several of them on my shelves although only reviewed one other on this blog on remarriage and divorce). It’s the closest to a debate format that I’ve found in print. Advocates state their position and then the others each have a turn to respond to the points made. This book was slightly different in that after the three positions were stated, four other writers were invited to respond to each chapter from a different viewpoint and…

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