Reflections on the 2013 PCA General Assembly and the Age of the Earth

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Dr. Jason Lisle of the Institute of Creation Research (ICR) presented a seminar entitled “Astronomy Reveals Creation” at this year’s PCA (Presbyterian Church in America) General Assembly which took place  two weeks ago.  Some billed this as the young-earth follow-up to a seminar given at last year’s PCA GA by Dr. Greg Davidson who presented […]

NH Notes: The Scientific Enterprise and Paradise Gained

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I’m sitting in the Boston Airport on my way to a conference at Gordon College but I have enough time for a natural history note while I wait for a colleague to arrive.  On my flight from Ohio I read the last chapter of the Peter Harrison’s “The Fall of Man and the Foundations of […]

John Calvin on the Ancients Ability to Divine Truth

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I’ve been reading the book  God and the Cosmos: Divine Activity in Space, Time and History  by Harry Lee Poe and Jimmy H. Davis and in their introduction they used the following quote from John Calvin: If we reflect that the Spirit of God is the only fountain of truth, we will be careful, as […]

Reflections on the PCA GA and the Age of the Earth Seminar

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The PCA (Presbyterian Church of America)  General Assembly includes a number of seminars on a wide variety of topics each year.   This year one talk received considerable attention prior to the meeting because of the subject matter and the presenter.  I made the 6 hour drive to Louisville, KY to hear the talk as […]

Adam and The Fall: A Thorny Young Earth Assumption

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My WordPress tag reader led me to this video posted on Eric Hovind’s “Creation Today” website.  This site is what Dr Dino’s website presence morphed into after the arrest and conviction of fringe creation scientists Kent Hovind.    What caught my eye was that today’s video highlighted evidence of creation from thorns.   I have been thinking […]

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.

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 […]

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