The Search for the Historical Adam

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

Darwin As a Stalking Horse for Pelagius?

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?

Is Inerrancy the Defining Feature of Evangelicalism?

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?

Limits of Accommodation

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

The Resignation of Dr. Bruce Waltke: Sad News for the Dialogue on Evolution

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

Why these difficulties in the first place, Lord?

I am in the midst of an email discussion with a small group of Christians in another state who are beginning to consider how to integrate old earth and biological evolution into their Christian faith as they study the first chapters of Genesis together. They are asking me questions like “what have I come to believe . . . → Read More: Why these difficulties in the first place, Lord?

 

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