Evolution = Intelligent Design = God’s Design

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright was more than an impersonal “intelligent designer.” He was a living person. People could know him personally. Hiding God behind the impersonal label of “intelligent designer” is misleading. Further, God’s method of creation is through evolution. Call it slow-motion creation beginning 13.7 billion years ago, and it is still going on today! People can know him personally.

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Adam and Eve-olution: Five Options

We need to face a brute fact. Evolution is here to stay. It started out as a rising tide, but now it is a tsunami. Are we going to flail and punch it–or surf it? How do we interpret the biblical passages about Adam and Eve? Five options are offered here. Part 3 of 5 in a series on Gen. 1-11.

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Christian scientists comment on young earth creationism

This post is designed to encourage believers who have walked away from church and seekers who will not consider Christ because of ultraliteral interpretations of Gen. 1-11. Many of us Christians do not share this view, but accept science. 98% of scientists do not accept that view, either.

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The real significance of genealogies in Genesis 5-11

If you were to write up a genealogy of your family, you would follow certain rules or conventions. You are of your own times. When the author of Genesis wrote genealogies in those seven chapters, he too followed certain conventions. He was of his own times. Part 5 of 5 in a series on Gen. 1-11.

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Genesis 1-11 in Its Ancient Religious Environment

It is unrealistic to expect that the ancient author of those chapters lived in a sound-proof bubble and was not influenced by his religious culture. He rejected some of it, but accepted elements. But which elements? And which criteria were decisive? Part 1 of 5 in a series on Gen. 1-11.

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The Accommodator and Scripture

God is the Accommodator. He accommodated humanity when he inspired ancient authors to write infallible Scripture to ancient people. Now we follow him by accommodating ancient Scripture when it makes “scientific” claims about the world of nature.

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