Weekend Potpourri: Salt Chronometer Update, Ken Ham Blog, and Gen X Creationists

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It has been a while since I’ve been able write. There has been quite a bit of news the last two weeks and I thought I would briefly comment on a few items that are relevant to my most recent posts: The Salt Chronometer Since I published my series on the salty seas (Part I, […]

The Garden Temple: A Framework for a Biblical Worldview

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In Sunday School curricula, their illustrated Bibles and even famous illustrations and paintings over the centuries, literal interpretations have formed our image of the ecology of the Garden of Eden. But even literalist are not likely to explore the theological implications of the specific features of the Garden of the Eden and are even less likely to ask what the regions outside of the Garden was like and why.

Having Faith in Flood Geology – Dogmatic Assertions of Evidence

Yes, everyone is an expert in something but they aren't an expert in everything. It is how we make decisions about what other experts to believe that will have a huge impact on our beliefs.

A comment on another site captures the essence of where I think Christians who have been told the Bible teaches the earth must be young are putting their confidence. Their confidence is placed in the belief that experts in scientific fields have provided them with not only enough evidence but overwhelming evidence that earth is young. This person is putting his faith in experts which, he admits, have bolstered his faith in the Word of God.

State of the Origins Debate – Part III: Recent Genesis Books

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One way of looking at the origins debate is by looking at the publishing scene.   I have observed elsewhere that the last 20 years have seen more books published on the topic than the prior 100 years combined.    The creation science movement has pumped out an astounding number of books and seminary professors […]

State of the Origins Debate – Part II: The Response to Walton’s “Lost World”

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Returning to John Walton and his recent contributions to the Genesis debate:    Previously I mentioned that I had picked up Walton’s book “The Lost World of Genesis One” again.  I also have read his more recent book which is a more academic follow-up to that book entitled “Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology.”   There have […]

The Current State of Creationism in the Reformed Church – Part I

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After a mental break on the issues revolving around reading Genesis 1-11 for about year the topic moved back to the front of my mind again about six months ago as I prepared to get back to a couple of larger writing projects that will focus on the age of the earth.   As a way […]

John Walton, Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology: Review at Theological Sushi blog

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I am working my way through John Walton’s Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology and really enjoying it.  I would say that if you are already familiar with his writing this book may leave you wishing for more as I was hoping for a greater expansion of his ideas outlined in The Lost World of Genesis […]

New Walton Book Released: Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology

In 2011 this followup to "Lost World" was published.

John Walton’s follow-up book to The Lost World of Genesis 1 is finally out.    I have ordered my copy and will be providing a review and excerpts in the near future.    This book was promised two years ago and many people, including myself, have been waiting for what has been pitched as the scholarly update […]

Thoughts on John Walton’s “The Lost World of Genesis One”

The Lost World of Genesis One

There have been a number of commentaries on Genesis 1 and 2 by conservative evangelical scholars.  Many of these can be found in my literature review (Modern Creation Debate Books).  In the case of John C. Collins, John Sailhamer and John Walton, all three see their views as representing the literal reading of Genesis 1.    […]

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