Bible and science

God likes stories, and science backs it up

Posted by PeteEnns on September 28, 2016 in Bible and science The Bible Tells Me So 10 Comments

In The Bible Tells Me So, I have a section called “Stories Work,” which is my conclusion to chapter 3, “God Likes Stories.” My point there is that the writers of the biblical narratives were storytellers. They recalled the past “often the very distant past, not ‘objectively,’ but purposefully. They had skin in the game. These were their stories.

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

Posted by PeteEnns on July 13, 2016 in Bible and science Christianity and evolution Fundamentalism nature of the Bible 31 Comments

“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 solution to why the earth looks so old when the Bible says it is so young. “Apparent age” has the convenient benefit of allowing one to accept the observations of

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What I think about NOMA (not the ex-Red Sox shortstop but the evolution thing)

Posted by PeteEnns on April 13, 2015 in Bible and science Christianity and evolution The Evolution of Adam 84 Comments

So, I’ve been thinking of NOMA this past week. Probably because the Yankees have been hitting like a high school team (until last night, let’s hope it lasts) and I need to take my mind somewhere else. And so my mind wound up at NOMA. NOMA is part of the lingo of the science/religion discussion

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2 more reasons why Eric Metaxas’s “science proves God” approach falters

Posted by PeteEnns on January 5, 2015 in Bible and science defending the faith The Evolution of Adam 78 Comments

On Christmas day, Eric Metaxas published an op-ed piece in the WSJ “Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God.” The title concerned me a bit. Metaxas is a bright guy, and I was hoping the piece wouldn’t add to the mountain of poorly conceived Christian apologetics about proving God’s existence. It seems, though, this Metaxas has fallen into that

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God likes stories, and science agrees

Posted by PeteEnns on December 2, 2014 in Bible and science The Bible Tells Me So 6 Comments

In The Bible Tells Me So, I have a section called “Stories Work,” which is my conclusion to chapter 3, “God Likes Stories.” The writers of the biblical narratives were storytellers. They recalled the past “often the very distant past, not ‘objectively,’ but purposefully. They had skin in the game. These were their stories. They wove narratives of

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