The Evolution of Adam

my podcast interview on the Bible and evolution

Posted by PeteEnns on December 4, 2013 in Christianity and evolution Pete's podcasts and interviews The Evolution of Adam No Comments

Over at The Tentative Apologist, Randal Rauser just posted a podcast interview with me on the Bible and evolution. The interview happened a couple of weeks ago at the Society of Biblical Literature meeting in Baltimore. He jumped me when I wasn’t looking, dragged me into a warehouse, tied me to a chair, and stuck a

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My trip to Canada, what I said there, and I got home anyway

Posted by PeteEnns on October 12, 2013 in academic freedom Christianity and evolution The Evolution of Adam No Comments

I spent this past week speaking in British Columbia, but first some general observations on Canadian culture. I’m not used to courteous driving, and I aged 2 years watching my drivers slow down in anticipation of green lights possibly turning yellow, letting other drivers weave in, or just generally not being violently aggressive. They’d never make it on the east

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You and I Have a Different God, I Think

Posted by PeteEnns on August 14, 2013 in Christianity and evolution defending the faith Evangelicalism The Evolution of Adam No Comments

I’ve been watching the Adam and evolution debates/discussions on line, in social media, and in print. I think I am beginning to see more clearly what accounts for the deeply held, visceral, differences of opinion about whether Adam was the first man or whether Adam is a story. The reason for the differences is not simply that people have

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A Letter, Concerning The Evolution of Adam (hint, it’s a parody)

Posted by PeteEnns on August 12, 2013 in Christianity and evolution Evangelicalism The Evolution of Adam No Comments

To Some Early Evangelical Reviewers of The Evolution of Adam: These are the words of the author, who wrote the book, whose words are contained therein, and who endeavored to speak clearly on many complex matters in the space allotted after cost analysis by Baker Publishing House (of blessed name). I know your deeds, that you

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“I’d like to thank the academy, and all the little people…”: The Evolution of Adam wins a gold medal

Posted by PeteEnns on July 2, 2013 in announcements The Evolution of Adam No Comments

I just learned that The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins has won the gold medal for the 2012 ForeWord Review Book of the Year Award in Religion (Adult Nonfiction). This is a great honor, and reflects months of hard work I put in to bribing judges and hacking

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Framing the Evangelical Discussion of Adam and Evolution

Posted by PeteEnns on April 8, 2013 in Christianity and evolution Inspiration and Incarnation The Evolution of Adam No Comments

This past Saturday, I gave a paper at the northeast regional meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, which met on the campus of Alliance Theological Seminary, Nyack, NY. I was asked to talk about my book The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins. It’s no surprise that how I

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Uh Oh, What if God Actually DOES Play Dice (or, Is Evolution Random?)

Posted by PeteEnns on March 23, 2013 in Christianity and evolution The Evolution of Adam No Comments

Helen De Cruz (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Institute of Philosophy), recently posted a brief article “A Darwinian Dilemma for the Theist Who Accepts Evolutionary Theory.” Despite the fact that Dr. De Cruz is clearly one of the brighter bulbs in the chandelier (she has PhDs in philosophy and archaeology, her areas of interestes are things like Cognitive

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Not All Homeschoolers Think Adam Had a Pet Dinosaur, Which is Good

Posted by PeteEnns on March 12, 2013 in Christianity and evolution The Evolution of Adam No Comments

Last week, The Atlantic posted a very balanced online article, “Old Earth, Young Minds: Evangelical Homeschoolers Embrace Evolution.” The gist is that homeschooling parents are turning to mainstream science for their children’s science education and doing their best to take care of the theological side of things themselves. Homeschoolers are not anti-cultural isolationists trying to

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