The question of limits to academic freedom is as old as academia itself and will likely never be settled. But it should be openly discussed so that through the process of discussion we understand the issues better. Two recent news items that have been discussed on this blog are noteworthy. One was the case of Martin . . . → Read More: Limits of Academic Freedom?
ASA has long been at the forefront of major developing trends in issues of science and Christian faith. Part of our mission is to explore and understand new scientific advances and their implications for our faith. Since 1954, more than two dozen articles have appeared in our journal where “Adam” appears in the title. In the . . . → Read More: The Search for the Historical Adam
It’s no secret that evolution has raised questions about Adam and Eve as historical figures, traditional beliefs about their fall into sin and its consequences, and the saving work of Christ. If humanity evolved via natural selection, it’s hard to see how the first humans could have been even potentially sinless, so they couldn’t have . . . → Read More: Darwin As a Stalking Horse for Pelagius?
In his book A New Kind of Science, Stephen Wolfram describes what he calls “intrinsically-generated randomness” (pp. 315-326), and contrasts it with other sources of randomness, namely initial conditions and environmental effects. Could this idea, that randomness may be effectively generated via the simple computational rules governing the behavior of a system, offer anything new . . . → Read More: Can “Intrinsic Randomness” Afford Divine Openness?
Hi, everyone, I’m back after a long gap. Hopefully in this new format the waters will be calmer than they were at the end of last year.
Here are some thoughts I’ve been having recently that surely touches the interface of science and faith, but is not one I’ve seen discussed much as the usual favourites (evolution, . . . → Read More: Thoughts about Psychopathy and the Moral Law
Dr. Jennifer Wiseman, astronomer and currently president of the ASA Executive Council, is the featured guest May 11 and May 12, 2010, on the radio show “Afternoons with Dr. David Anderson” from 3pm to 4pm EDT on WAVA 105.1 FM in Washington, DC. The program can be heard on the internet. Listen to the show and . . . → Read More: Building a Bridge Between Faith and Science
The response of ASA members to the resignation of Bruce Waltke from RTS prompts me to write this. Perhaps I am mis-reading my fellow ASAers, but it seems that there is little grasp of a divide that occurred in evangelicalism over forty years ago–a divide that continues to this day as I see it. This is . . . → Read More: Is Inerrancy the Defining Feature of Evangelicalism?
I was trying to comment on Randy’s post regarding Bruce Waltke , but it didn’t let me click the Reply link. I think a new post would be better anyway.
Like others, I think it is a sad situation. But Randy asked several questions, among them: “Should our faith commitment ever be allowed to . . . → Read More: Limits of Accommodation
I am deeply saddened by the resignation from Reformed Theological Seminary of Dr. Bruce Waltke, renowned evangelical Old Testament scholar. Apparently Dr. Waltke felt compelled to resign from the seminary after he stated on a video clip that he felt if evangelical churches don’t come to terms with data overwhelmingly in favor of the reality of . . . → Read More: The Resignation of Dr. Bruce Waltke: Sad News for the Dialogue on Evolution