June 19, 2019

Evolution: Scripture and Nature say Yes!  Chapter 1- Trapped in Either/Or Thinking

Evolution: Scripture and Nature Say Yes Chapter 1- Trapped in Either/Or Thinking By Denis O. Lamoureux We are going to blog through the new book by frequent Biologos contributor Denis Lamoureux entitled, Evolution: Scripture and Nature say Yes! The title refers to the book by creationist author Duane Gish, “Evolution: The Fossils Say No”, which had […]

Bones of Contention

Bones of Contention Paleontologist Mary Schweitzer made worldwide headlines in 2005 for announcing that she had discovered soft tissue preserved in 68-million-year-old bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex.  Immediate reaction from the paleontological community was skepticism, as it should have been.  The conventional wisdom has been that no original proteins from once-living cells could remain. If […]

A Rant on Christians and Psychology

A Rant on Christians and Psychology In the side bar of Recommended Readings at the Internet Monk site is an article from Christianity Today entitled, “Has Christian Psychology Lost Its Place at Southern Seminary?” which reports on the firing from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) of Dr. Eric Johnson.  Additional summaries may also be found […]

Feeding the Hungry

Feeding the Hungry Matthew 25:34 “Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, my Father has blessed you! Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat… Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you […]

Emergence of Personhood: Lessons from Self and Identity by Roy F. Baumeister

The Emergence of Personhood: Lessons from Self and Identity by Roy F. Baumeister After reviewing “Minds, Brains, Souls and Gods: A Conversation on Faith, Psychology and Neuroscience” by Malcolm Jeeves (first post here), I noticed he was editor of a book that explored the emergence of personhood.  In this book fourteen distinguished scholars — including […]

Floods, Climate Change, and Christian Credulity

Floods, Climate Change, and Christian Credulity Like many of you, I was astounded and appalled at the results of Hurricane Harvey on the Houston area.  Appalled at the extent of the suffering undergone by so many of my fellow countrymen.  Astounded at how much rain fell in so short of period of time. For a […]

A Review of “A World From Dust- How the Periodic Table Shaped Life” by Ben McFarland

A Review of A World From Dust: How the Periodic Table Shaped Life by Ben McFarland I originally bought this book on a recommendation from RJS over at Jesus Creed .  RJS is the science blogger at Scot McKnight’s blog who is a PhD professor of chemistry.  Ben McFarland teaches biochemistry and chemistry at Seattle […]

Signs in the Heavens

Signs in the Heavens Matthew 24: 29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man […]

The Ark Encounter- A Ship to Nowhere

The Ark Encounter- A Ship to Nowhere By Mike the Geologist The Ark Encounter and Answers in Genesis have been in the news recently.  Jim Kidder reports : The Ark Encounter opened on July 7, 2016 to much fanfare.  Ken Ham declared that he expects over two million visitors the first year.  Ticket prices are set […]

Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science.  A review of the book by Mike “Science Mike” McHargue.  Part 6- Epilogue.

Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science • Part 6, Epilogue • • • I just want to share some random thoughts about the book and about Mike’s journey to wrap up this book review.  As a scientist, I identified with Mike’s struggle to reconcile ancient […]