No Evolution Allowed (RJS)

 

Scot McKnight on Jesus and orthodox faith in the 21st century

Source: No Evolution Allowed (RJS)

Here is the story of Tremper Longman’s ‘conversion’ to theistic evolution.

He stands in a long list of rmarcable people, of (more or less) Evangelical persuasion, who went on a similar pilgrimage of faith. Here is the list of those who share theiir testimonies in this book, along with the above mentioned biblical scholar: N.T. Wright, Scot McKnight, Francis Collins, Jennifer Wiseman, Denis Lamoureaux, James Stump, James K. A. Smith, Richard Mouw, John Ortberg, Daniel Harrell, Ken Fong.

And, for full disclosure, I have to say that I have personally followed the same track, mostly for reasons related to biblical hermeneutics.

NT Wright Sings ‘Genesis’

N.T. Wright presenting a song whose words he wrote with Francis Collins. A song based, of course, on the song ‘Yesterday‘, by the Beatles.
N.T. Wright was an Anglican bishop and is a leading New Testament scholar. He received his Doctor of Divinity degree from Oxford University and he teaches presently at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

Francis Collins – Why I’m a Man of Science, and Faith

Why I’m a Man of Science—and Faith.

Facric Collins respond to three questions of National Geographic on science and faith.

N.T. Wright Sings about Genesis – for those that have a sense of humour

Bishop Wright sang three songs the Rabbit Room (RabbitRoom.com) on May 7, 2012. You’ve already seen his performance of Bob Dylan’s “When the Ship Comes In.” Here’s a look at an “original” song he wrote with Francis Collins for BioLogos: Genesis.

 

The Historical Adam and the Problem of Physical Evidence – Center for Faith and Science International

The Historical Adam and the Problem of Physical Evidence – Center for Faith and Science International.

The historicity of Adam and Eve is a controversy raging in evangelical circles in the US these days and it makes new victims.

The latest are  Professors John Schneider and Daniel Harlow from Calvin College in Grand Rapids (see HERE).

It is quite obvious that this discussion is here to stay, and, as the saying goes, ‘it is going to get worse before it gets better’.

See also a substantial article by Richard Ostling, on this theme, in Christianity Today.

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USA Today – Science and faith used to be allies

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Yale University – Education stained-glass, by Tiffany

Tellingly, President Obama’s pick to head the National Institutes of Health — Francis Collins — touts this symbiotic relationship today.

By Mark I. Pinsky

In recent years, some Americans have come to view science and religion as consistent antagonists, butting heads over everything from the origin of the cosmos to when human life begins (abortion) and when it ends (euthanasia).

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Geneticianul crestin Francis Collins la conducerea NIH

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Geneticianul creştin Francis Collins a fost numit la conducerea National Institute of Health, cea mai importantă agenţie federală de cercetări medicale din Statele Unite (citiţi AICI anunţul Associated Press despre această numire şi AICI articolul corelativ din Christianity Today). Preşedintele Obama l-a descris pe Collins drept “unul dintre cei mai importanţi oameni de ştiinţă din lume”.

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