What Christmas Means and Why I Hope Bart Ehrman Gets It Someday

A recent Newsweek cover [Dec. 17, 2012] pictures the Nativity and claims that Bart Ehrman will answer such questions as “Who was Jesus? Did he have a wife? How many wise men were there? Why Bethlemhem? In a manger or a cave?” Unfortunately, the cover is referring to an article inside called “The Myths of Jesus.” In…

Pastor Blasts Biblical Inerrancy. I Demonstrate Why This Is A Bad Idea

On June 24, 2010, Associated Baptist Press reported on a sermon delivered on the same day by Dr. Wm. Richard Kremer to Garden Lakes Baptist Church in Rome, GA, entitled, Is the Bible Inerrant? Dr. Kremer’s sermon begins with the following claim, which I find utterly baseless for reasons I shall relate afterwards: “Few words in the…

Why Animals, Humanity and the Rest of Creation Suffers for Adam’s Sin

In a post called “A theological argument against young earth creationism,” J W Wartick has argued that Biblical (young earth) Creationism is “morally impermissible.” His reasoning? Because animals died because of Adam’s sin, not because of anything they themselves did. If you’re reading that from an orthodox Christian worldview, something about his argument should be…

Where Does the Bible Teach Millions of Years?

Old Earth Creationists often object to the idea that the observation that they are imposing millions of years upon a Bible which does not teach anything of the sort. But where in the Bible do you find any mention of the Earth being millions of years old? Nowhere. The Bible does not say this. Most…

Were You There, Karl Giberson? How Biologos Dismisses the Testimony of the Creator

Recently, I came across an article by Karl Giberson, Vice President of BioLogos, called Creationists Drive Young People Out of the Church. The title refers to his interpretation of the meaning of a Barna survey: Six Reasons Young Christians Leave Church. Reason #3 was “Churches come across as antagonistic to science.” In Giberson’s zeal to paint Bioblical Creationists…

Would Jesus Affirm Evolution?

I ran across a post from theistic evolutionist Paul Wallace that asks readers to tell him how Christ might answer the question, “Hey Jesus, Creation or evolution?” Paul doesn’t give his opinion directly, of course, but the way he frames the list of possible answers makes it pretty clear which way he might lean. In any case,…

Evolution Weekend 2012 Is Pretty Much A Bust Here In West Virginia

It just ain’t happening, folks. On a whim, I decided to call all of the congregations from right here in West Virginia who were slated to participate in atheist Dr. Michael Zimmerman’s infamous Evolution Weekend to confirm whether they were in fact participating. I hadn’t heard anything [at all] from the seven churches and synogogues…