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God Did Not Create the Cosmos with “Apparent Age”—3 Reasons

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

The overarching problem is the assertion that Genesis is prepared to tell us how old the earth is.

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3 reasons why God did not create the earth and cosmos with “apparent age”

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

“Apparent age” means that God created the cosmos to look billions of years old when in fact it is only a few 1000 years old. This is seen by some* as a […]

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does your view of the Bible make you an unintentional polytheist?

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Here is a provocative quote from James A. Sanders, Old Testament scholar, translater and editor of the Psalm Scroll (Dead Sea Scrolls), and former professor (retired) from Claremont School of Theology […]

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Ben Carson and the Bible: Maybe He Should Get a Second Opinion

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

25 years ago Dr. Ben Carson’s gifted hands performed a delicate procedure on an extended family member—and his name has been spoken with great fondness, even reverence, in family gatherings ever […]

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Here’s something new: Genesis is in “crisis” and if you don’t see that you’re “syncretistic”

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Another “crisis” article on Christianity and evolution, this by the ever balanced and ever ready to learn from and build bridges toward fellow believers, Grace to You ministries. The article is its […]

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“aha” moments: biblical scholars tell their stories (18): Rob Dalrymple

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

It’s been a while since our last “aha” moment, but I told you they’d be coming in now and then, and I’ll post them as they do. I don’t mind […]

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