When I read Kevin DeYoung’s post last week on 10 reasons to believe in a historical Adam, I was initially inclined to shrug and let it go. It’s a big world filled with all sorts of opinions, and there’s no need to reach for my laptop whenever I read something disagreeable. (See cartoon to the […]
Here is the link to the next video of me droning on and on about my book, The Evolution of Adam. My topic here is the issue of what modern readers have the right to expect from an ancient text.
The blog tour of The Evolution of Adam kicks off today with an intro post by me on why I wrote the book in the first place. “Many Christians are looking for ways to think clearly, deliberately, and differently about evolution and the Bible. There are several angles one can take to talk about this (e.g., theological, philosophical), and […]
If evolution is right about how humans came to be, then the biblical story of Adam and Eve isn’t. If you believe, as evangelicals do, that God himself is responsible for what’s in the Bible, you have a problem on your hands. Once you open the door to the possibility that God’s version of human […]
[The following is adapted from the conclusion of The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins and is somewhat modified for blog consumption.] There are two kinds of thinking that get in the way of the conversation evangelicals need to have over evolution. One is exemplified by those who […]
Here is the first video interview done by Brazos Press for The Evolution of Adam. No, this was not filmed in a bunker, but in a hotel in San Francisco in November while I was in town for the annual geek fest men in tweed Bible scholar conference, Society of Biblical Literature.
What we think of the theology books we write: Well, I’ve worked for years on this, and I have to say I think I nailed it. It’s not perfect, but I am sure this will be a lasting contribution to thinking Christians everywhere. It’s a thoughtful piece that raises many pressing, indeed, perennial issues, […]
Recently, a friend of mine–former professor in Christian higher education, currently in the witness protection program hiding from the Christian Taliban–passed on to me this article by Eric Jackson (expert in Strategic Management) and published in Forbes, “The Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives.” My friend felt this article spoke to some of his experiences, and […]
[The following is adapted from the conclusion of The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins and is seriously modified for blog consumption.] Why is there such tension between evangelicals and evolution? The real problem isn’t evolution. There is a deeper problem: evangelicals tend to expect from the Bible […]
Susan Wise Bauer has written a review of Real Marriage: The Truth about Sex, Friendship, and Life Together by Mark Driscoll and his wife Grace. This review is well worth your time, not only for SWB’s ability to get to the point about the book itself, but the problem of the “cult of the personality” that […]