Category: Theistic Evolution

Confronting Our Fears, Part 1

Confronting Our Fears, Part 1

| December 5, 2012

Mike Beidler wrote this series for publication in the Biologos forum.  We are republishing it here.  Mike previously contributed this Declaration of Evangelical Indepence from the Anti-Evolutionists on this evolving creation site.  He is also an admin of our Celebrating Creation through Natural Selection facebook discussion group and a contributor to our Celebrating Evolving Creation […]

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Evolution and Christian Faith Chapter (From “The Christian College Phenomenon”) by Dr. Richard Colling

Evolution and Christian Faith Chapter (From “The Christian College Phenomenon”) by Dr. Richard Colling

| December 5, 2012

Richard Colling is a former chairman of the Department of Biological Sciences at  Olivet Nazarene University and the author of the book Random Designer: Created From Chaos, To Connect With the Creator   This chapter is reprinted from hi blog with his permission. Dr. Collings blog can be found at http://randomdesigner.com/ Evolution and Christian Faith Chapter  […]

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Genesis:  Did That Really Happen?

Genesis: Did That Really Happen?

| November 15, 2012

I wrote this in a facebook forum where people discuss the implications of science on their religious faith.  Naturally, the topic of Genesis comes up frequently, because a literal reading of Genesis seems to contradict so much of what we know about the universe through science.    Christianity does have a long tradition of not […]

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Part IV- Four Questions – Does Evolution lead to atheism & genocide

Part IV- Four Questions – Does Evolution lead to atheism & genocide

| October 24, 2012

Part IV- Four Questions –A Follow Up Question This articles is part of a series covering questions that were given to a University student at a young-earth Christian college. This is the answer to a follow up question. Parts 1-3 covered his initial four questions.  Earlier articles can be found here – Article 1 (How […]

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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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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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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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An Evolutionary Creationist’s Declaration of Independence (Apologies to Mr. Jefferson)

An Evolutionary Creationist’s Declaration of Independence (Apologies to Mr. Jefferson)

| July 17, 2012

by Commander Mike Beidler, with apologies to Thomas Jefferson.  Original here In the BODY OF CHRIST, February 26, 2010. The unanimous declaration of theistic evolutionists in the Evangelical Christian community. When, in the course of Christian history, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the doctrinal bonds which have connected them with another, and […]

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4 1/2 Billion years.  – Inspirational Poster

4 1/2 Billion years. – Inspirational Poster

| July 12, 2012

I was thinking about my daughter and it occurred to me that if the time and patience that God put into creating in the matter that God did indicates that she is indeed worth the effort to God. When I designed this poster, I was aware that I could have used the minimum age of […]

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