Over the last few months the BioLogos blog has helped me think through an approach to creation that does injustice neither to science or the Bible, taken as the directly inspired word of God. In particular John H Walton’s book on Genesis 1 is a must-read to discover how a functionally conceived view of creation is the literal meaning, removing at a stroke many apparent contradictions with science.
During my postings on that blog I have put my thoughts in a number of essays, to which I would have linked individually here if the blog had existed at the time. Instead, here are the links all together, in no logical order.
A slightly tongue in cheek comparison of the value to science of Babylonian, Hebrew and Modern creation myths is here.
A view of myth as a truthful genre necessary even to science is here.
A look at most recent common ancestor studies to show how a single couple could be common ancestors of the whole present human race, even living within historic times, without violating genetic science – key thinking for a literal Adam – here.
A critique of George Murphy’s view of sin as an emergent product of evolution here.
A critique of the common assumption that Romans 8 teaches a creation greatly altered by the fall here.
And some musings on the surprising geographical specificity of the early part of Genesis here .