Author Archive: Dave Evarts

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Part 3 – Four Questions – “Were Adam and Eve Real People.”

Part 3 – Four Questions – “Were Adam and Eve Real People.”

| October 19, 2012

This is the third installment answering questions posted by a Christian University student on evolution and the Bible.  He posed four questions and a series of follow up questions.  These questions were assigned to him at his school, which holds an anti-evolutionary, young-earth view. Part 1 covered the first of those questions.  Part 2 covered […]

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Common Ground.  Beliefs that are shared by Christians who accept evolution and those who do not.

Common Ground. Beliefs that are shared by Christians who accept evolution and those who do not.

| October 15, 2012

I’ve been referred to as a “heretic” and an “apostate” on a number of occasions, because I accept evolution as  science and as a part of Gods creation. I find this ironic as much of the anti-evolutionary and particularly young-earth doctrines and interpretations are very recent additions to Christianity.  Anti-evolutionary ideas are not accepted by […]

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Molecular Genetics and Primate Evolution By David Layzell and Graeme Finlay

Molecular Genetics and Primate Evolution By David Layzell and Graeme Finlay

| September 27, 2012

Molecular Genetics and Primate Evolution By David Layzell and Graeme Finlay Background This paper came out of two lectures run on 14th and 21st August 2010 by Graeme Finlay, Senior Lecturer in Scientific Pathology, University of Auckland, as part of the Continuing Education Programme of the University of Auckland. The lectures were entitled “The Human […]

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Four Questions – Part 2 – How Old is the Earth and Why?  Did Man and apes come from a common ancestor?

Four Questions – Part 2 – How Old is the Earth and Why? Did Man and apes come from a common ancestor?

| September 26, 2012

This is the second part of a series of articles addressing the questions of a Bible college student.  The student asked the following four questions and a series of follow-up questions of a facebook page  Theistic Evolution and a facebook group named Celebrating Creation through Natural Selection.  I compiled the answers given by many members […]

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R. Hodges Journey

R. Hodges Journey

| September 12, 2012

Hello.  This is David Evarts.  I am one of the site hosts.   I’d like to introduce to R. Hodges story.  In the Celebrating Creation by Natural Selection facebook group, we’ve had an ongoing thread in which people, if they so choose, can share their journey towards accepting the evidence that God has left that his […]

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Four Questions – Part 1- How long are the days in Genesis

Four Questions – Part 1- How long are the days in Genesis

| September 9, 2012

A student at Liberty University was given the following four questions as part of a required class.  He sought my answers.  With his permission, I am sharing his questions and the combined answers, including mine, from the members of the “Celebrating Creation through Natural Selection” Facebook group.   The Liberty university student also had a few […]

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G.O.I.N.G.  G.A.G.A.  Christians against Atomic Theory

G.O.I.N.G. G.A.G.A. Christians against Atomic Theory

| August 31, 2012

The following is parody.  I think it is effective and informative parody, as the movement that attempts to rescind the theory of evolution follows this guideline fairly directly. This is reposted from the blog of James McGrath Exploring Our Matrix .   I, David, am responsible for the addition of the images and their titles.  The […]

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Just a Hopeful Thought or my journey

Just a Hopeful Thought or my journey

| August 30, 2012

I grew up hearing sermons about the dangers of popular music styles and being present at record burnings. When I first started hearing artists like Steve Taylor and Petra, there were many sermons, tracts and books claiming that a Christian could not play rock music. There were a ton of ridiculous scare messages circulating, such […]

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An Evolutionary Love Story – A Rap Song

An Evolutionary Love Story – A Rap Song

| August 26, 2012

One of our artists Jawshewa El, a.k.a. Josh Laflin  shared his hip hop tune about the spiritual and intellectual reasons that Christians should stop denying evolution/ creation. An Evolutionary Love Story “An Evolutionary Love Story” – Joshua Laflin (aka Jahshewa El) 6/16/2012 verse 1. You’ll probably hate me for this but I feel it’s important, […]

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Should we look to nature to help interpret scripture?

Should we look to nature to help interpret scripture?

| August 17, 2012

Scriptures suggests that we should look to Gods’ creation to help understand God. This is a view that has been held by generations of theologians, scientists and lay people. This has sometimes been described as the ”two books” doctrine. This doctrine holds that we have at least two witnesses to God, the Bible words, inspired […]

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