Taken Under the “Wing” of the Small Magellanic Cloud. http://hubblesite.org/. News Release Number: STScI-2013-17. April 4, 2013 09:00 AM (EDT). Accessed 2/3/2014.

There are two main points of tension between the scientific account of natural history and the creation account in Genesis 1. In my last two posts I discussed the tension around the timing of creation events. In the next three posts I’m going to discuss the scientific view of the mechanism of creation. Then in several following posts I will talk about questions and tensions that Christians may have concerning the scientific view.

The theory of evolution is the dominant scientific explanation for the history of life on earth. Evolution is a loaded word that can mean different things to different people. There are four basic meanings relevant to our discussion:

  1. change over time
  2. common descent
  3. a mechanism-natural selection
  4. a justification for atheism.

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Theology Remixed: Christianity as Story, Game, Language, Culture by Adam C. English. InterVarsity Press, 2012.

It seems we are in a time where thoughtful Christians are seeking fresh ways to express timeless truths. The challenge is to neither compromise nor change the truth in the process but to convey it in a way that captures this generation’s imagination.

In Theology Remixed: Christianity as Story, Game, Language, Culture, Adam C. English[1] attempts to do just that by coming up with four analogies for expressing the content of the Christian faith:

  • story
  • language
  • game
  • culture

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Update: ESN Survey closes 2/18 at mid-night (Eastern). 175 responses already received. Winners will be announced on 2/21

I can’t wait to prayerfully consider all your feedback! 

The Emerging Scholars Network (ESN) is called to identify, encourage, and equip the next generation of Christian scholars who will be a redeeming influence within higher education.

Note: Adapted from an email sent to members of the Emerging Scholars Network (ESN). If you did not receive a copy and desire to be on the cutting edge of ESN, then I encourage you to become a member of ESN. If you are a member, but did not receive the email due to your contact information having changed, then please email me updated material so that we can stay connected. Thank-you. ~ Tom.


Thank you for your partnership with the Emerging Scholars Network (ESN) before and over this past year and your continuing commitment as we seek to increase our online publications/conversation and personal communication. This month we’re looking forward to learning how to serve each of you better through a survey.

As part of our thank you for completing the survey, we will randomly select two winners to receive their choice of InterVarsity Press books with a retail value of up to $100 per winner! We will announce the winner on February 21st. To participate in the survey, please follow this link. Note: to be eligible for the drawing one must be a member of ESN.

Also this month we are featuring the following blog posts and webpages for you to visit: Continue Reading…