Lire plus: Board of Faith and Life
“Until someone has a good understanding of what we are for, it’s not helpful to fixate on what we are seen to be against,” says Brian Cooper. This principle guided the then-chair of the Board of Faith and Life as the committee worked on the theological resource pamphlet “Creation: God’s revelation in nature.”
Title: Four Views on The Historical Adam
Author: Matthew Barrett and Ardel Caneday, eds.
It is easy to become theologically nostalgic about a time when sermons were uncomplicated. There was clearly a “right” or “biblical” view on most things, and that is the only perspective we were taught.
A Reasonable God: Ordinary Action in a Supernatural World
Author: Arnie Berg
A Reasonable God: Ordinary Action in a Supernatural World looks at the debate between evolution, young earth creationism, and Intelligent Design, with an encouragement to Christians to look past fundamentalist, non-scientific ideas about creation, so they can intelligently interact with the scientific community…
I confess: I’m mystified by some folks’ preoccupation with the “debate” about “evolution vs. creationism.” I’m puzzled by the notion that science and faith are at odds with each other. I’m troubled when people suggest that true Christian faith must include a belief in a six-day creation.
As Christians, we believe Scripture clearly articulates that we have been created by God specifically for the purpose of fellowship with him and with one another. This is the pinnacle of what God’s creation is to do – to bring glory to him in all things. Article 3 of our Confession of Faith begins by relating our conviction that creation “declares God’s wisdom and power, calling all to worship Him.”
Some years ago a woman phoned me to ask if I would attend a meeting at which scientists and university professors would be advising public school teachers on how to resist pressure to include creation science ideas in high school science classes. She wanted me to voice my support for the creation science position.
Any visit to a local big box bookstore will reveal the works – often prominently displayed – of the “New Atheists,” a small group of Anglo-American intellectuals who argue that all forms of religious sentiment are destructive and that non-belief forms the only acceptable paradigm for building a rational and productive society.