What does the Bible say about the Sabbath? Why did God institute the Sabbath on the 7th day of his creation? Was he tired? Did he need a nap after all that creating? Of course not. So why in Genesis 2:2-3 does God rest from all of his work, blessing the day and making it […]
11/1 Creationism Origin Summit @MSU: Christians wrong in so many ways
Some Christian friends of mine are PhD students in one of Michigan State University’s science departments. They recently told me about the stir the November 1st Origin Summit is causing among their colleagues and about their tension in how to respond. The Origin Summit is a one day conference being held at MSU arguing for […]
Fact or Fiction: 4 Ways to View the Old Testament
(This is Part 2 from yesterday’s post: Is a far-fetched story like Noah’s Ark enough to dismiss Jesus?) One is to reject the Bible all together. I can’t believe in talking snakes and a first man who was created from the dust, so I reject everything in the Bible and hope for the best. If […]
Is a far-fetched story like Noah’s Ark enough to dismiss Jesus?
It pains me when I see Christians drift away from Jesus because they begin to see the Old Testament stories as mythology…which discredits the Bible to them…which discredits Jesus. Those of us who grew up in church didn’t have a problem accepting that an ancient boat filled with every species of animal floated for 40 […]
Talking Points With Other Genesis Heretics Like Me
I’ve been preaching on Genesis at Crossroads and recently blogged on “Should We Read Genesis Literally?” While the response from people at Crossroads has been overwhelmingly positive, and we even saw a man put his faith in Christ because the roadblock he had surrounding Genesis was finally removed, the blog post received mixed reviews. This […]
Should We Read Genesis Literally?
I did a sermon two Sundays ago called, “Should We Read Genesis Literally?”, in which I feared some would throw me out as a heretic: Genesis, and the Creation account especially, can often make people feel like they have to choose between their faith or their rational mind when it comes to figuring out some […]