Creation: When Were the Stars Made?

In the previous post, I pointed out several clues in the text of the Genesis creation narratives themselves that the "days" of creation are in fact much longer periods of time. Today, I'm going to show that the biggest difficulty creationists actually have in the creation narratives is actually a vital clue which makes a …

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Creation: A Matter of Days

Andy Doerksen posted a response to my last article which ties so nicely into what I was planning to write anyway that I'm going to use it as my jumping-off point for this post. In response to me pointing out that the ancients knew only the part of the universe that they could see with …

Genesis: Creation and Context

In my previous post, I laid out a positive, scientific argument for a Creator entity that looks remarkably like the God of the Bible. However, there will be some Christians, particularly Evangelicals, who wouldn't be entirely happy with that case. Why? Because it depends on the modern cosmology that says that the universe is nearly …

Finding God Through Science

Once upon a time, an atheist was someone who simply didn't believe in God. And while those still exist, they've become increasingly drowned out by the "new atheists" and "anti-theists"--a breed that proselytizes as aggressively as any member of the Watchtower. Except where your average JW is nice and polite and easy to like, the …

Parashah Notes: B’resheit, aka How My Four-Year-Old Taught Me To Understand Genesis

One of the great joys of having children is watching them learn. Preschoolers in particular always seem to be asking questions: "Why? Why? Why?" My four-year-old son's favorite questions all start the same way, "How did God make ____ ?" He hasn't yet figured out the difference between the natural and the artificial, so the …

No Takei Gene (Sorry George)

Two distinguished scholars at Johns Hopkins University have released a lengthy, three-part report concluding that there's not sufficient evidence to prove homosexuals and transgenders are born in that condition – in other words, there is no "gay gene." "The understanding of sexual orientation as an innate, biologically fixed property of human beings – the idea …