Here is the latest blog post from Esau McCaulley, New Testament professor and my colleague at Northeastern Seminary.
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An excellent blogger on science and religion issues, who goes by the handle RJS, has just posted an introduction to my first BioLogos blog (
) on the website Why Christians Don’t Need to Be Threatened by Evolution Musings on Science and Theology. RJS’s posts are then re-posted on the Jesus Creed website, where comments are allowed (Jesus Creed is a blog run by New Testament scholar Scot McKnight; it is hosted by Patheos, which hosts a variety of religion blogs).
The post by RJS is called
No Need to Fear and it goes beyond introducing my BioLogos blog. It goes on to explain (very well) my argument about Genesis 1 and what it means to be made in God’s image from my book . The Liberating Image: The Imago Dei in Genesis 1
But then RJS has blogged about
The Liberating Image before in no less than nine posts! And I did an invited follow-up post on how my thinking about the since the book. RJS also did imago Dei has developed a nine-part series on my more recent bo ok . (For anyone who doesn’t have time to read either book, these blogs give a pretty accurate portrayal of my argument). A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology
Having done my introductory BioLogos post on my approach to evolution (
) and then a second post on cosmic creation ( Why Christians Don’t Need to Be Threatened by Evolution ), my next post will be on what it means to be created in God’s image according to the Scriptures and how that might intersect with what science is telling us about human evolution. The Ancient Universe and the Cosmic Temple
Interestingly, the blog by RJS (
No Need to Fear) introduces some of the themes I will touch on in my third BioLogos post. So you can check it out if you want an advance taste of what I might say on that topic.
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My first BioLogos post,
, laid out my assumptions concerning Scripture and science. This has generated a lot of discussion, especially on Facebook pages where the post was shared ( Why Christians Don’t Need to Be Threatened by Evolution one page has generated well over a hundred comments or responses, including responses to responses).
As promised, I will now begin to explore various issues at the intersection of biblical faith and contemporary science. The first such issue is how we think about the relationship of Genesis 1 (in the context of other references to creation in the Bible) to a very old and very large universe.
This post, called
, is now available. The Ancient Universe and the Cosmic Temple
It addresses cosmic creation, though not yet biological evolution (which is more controversial for many Christians). I’ll get to the Bible and evolution explicitly in the posts that follow.
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