Catching up

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 .

About Jon Garvey

Training in medicine (which was my career), social psychology and theology. Interests in most things, but especially the science-faith interface. The rest of my time, though, is spent writing, playing and recording music.
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