Although evolution and abiogenesis are two very important parts of the origins conversation, there is often some confusion about how these relate to one another. Are they ultimately the same thing? Is there a distinction?
What kind of relationship did God have with Adam and Eve? Depending upon how you understand a particular pericope in Genesis 3, it may alter your entire understanding of the nature of God’s relationship to his first imagers. Was God in the garden a “man,” or a “myth?”
A while ago, I recorded an episode of the podcast discussing some of the thoughts offered by Bill Craig (WLC) in his study on the historical Adam. It’s been a while since I’ve updated, and there are two main points that I think readers need to be aware of at this point.
I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” But what if that were not so? God, our Creator, is beautiful. And so is his creation. To talk about the objectivity of beauty, I’ve brought on a good friend of mine, nature photographer, and creation enthusiast, Pat Mingarelli.
The Bible is not a “scientific textbook”—of that, I’m sure. But it seems to common among critics of young age creation to claim that we think it is. Why is this, and what can we do about it?
Don’t Fear “the Reaper”: Why Young Earth Creationists Can—and Should—Embrace the Ancient Near-Eastern Background of the Bible
Due to what I consider to be a misuse of ancient Near-Eastern (ANE) backgrounds among evangelical scholars in recent years, many young age creationists have steered clear of broaching this topic. This, I believe, is an error.
Have you ever heard the idea that it’s just as ridiculous—if not more so—to believe in a flat earth than a young earth? Or, that these two are somehow claims of equal proportions? Find out how to respond to this challenge.
Does the Bible allow for a large gap of time between the first two verses of the Bible? Few scholars believe this to be the case, and yet the Gap Theory persists as an option for many wishing to reconcile an old earth with the biblical record.
How do Neanderthals fit into a biblical worldview? Are cavemen, stone tools, hunter/gatherer lifestyles a threat to a biblically sound, young age creationist viewpoint? I don’t think so. Here’s why!
Why are young age creationist’s so passionate—and insistent—about taking the first chapters of Genesis seriously? Join Dr. Stephen Lloyd and me for a rich, extended discussion about why the origins issue matters and what we can do to graciously present our side of the story.