Earth Day 2016 — Links to past GeoChristian articles on caring for the creation

"And God saw that it was good." — Genesis 1:25. Genesis 1 records the unfolding of God's creative activity, and one thing that is clear from the text is that God was pleased with what he had made. Genesis states that the world was good even before the creation of humans, which is recorded starting in verse …

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The story of “Earth Science: God’s World, Our Home” – a Christian middle school textbook

My first experience teaching Earth Science was at a small Classical Christian school in Missouri for the 2001-2002 school year. The headmaster was a young-Earth creationist. She knew that I was an old-Earth Christian, but perhaps being desperate for a science teacher she went ahead and hired me as a part-time teacher for a year, …

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Bozeman creation conference – Does Genesis Really Matter?

AN OLD-EARTH CHRISTIAN AT A YOUNG-EARTH CONFERENCE This is the second in a series of articles about a young-Earth creationism (YEC) conference held in Bozeman, Montana in April, 2016. 1. Bozeman creation conference preview and expectations 2. This article – Does Genesis Really Matter? - Yes Genesis does matter, whether a Christian believes in a young …

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Bozeman creation conference preview and expectations

AN OLD-EARTH CHRISTIAN AT A YOUNG-EARTH CONFERENCE This is the first in a series of articles about a young-Earth creationism (YEC) conference held in Bozeman, Montana in April, 2016. 1. This article – Bozeman creation conference preview and expectations 2. Does Genesis Really Matter? - Yes Genesis does matter, whether a Christian believes in a young Earth …

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Lessons from the friendship between a Christian and an atheist

In the early 2000s, a new movement of vocal atheists arose, committed with religious fervor to the propagation of their faith that there is no God, and imagining that the world would be a much better place if religion would just go away. One event that vitalized this crusade of “New Atheists” was the September …

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Does Genesis 1 Demand Belief in a Young Earth?

I highly recommend Novare Science and Math's most recent newsletter, which highlights the question "Does Genesis 1 Demand Belief in a Young Earth?" My upcoming middle school textbook, "Earth Science: God's World, Our Home" is being published by Novare, and will be available for the 2015-2016 school year.

If there were no other options than Ken Ham’s way or Bill Nye’s way, I would choose…

Today, February 4, 2015, marks the one-year anniversary of the Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye "Is creation a viable model of origins?" debate. After the debate, I wrote a post-debate analysis, in which I pointed out that both speakers made some valid points, and both speakers made some blunders. Ken Ham believes that the Bible …

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Video — Can you be good without God?

"Can you be good without believing in God?" is a different question than "Can you be good without God?" Clearly, an atheist can do good things and abhor certain evil things. But can an atheist make a case that some things are inherently good, and other things are inherently evil? Or is Richard Dawkins correct, when …

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Another Christian leader who believes the Bible does not require a young Earth — Justin Taylor

Justin Taylor is senior vice president of Crossway Books, a theologically conservative Christian publishing company. Crossway is best known as the publisher of the English Standard Version (ESV) Bible, along with the ESV Study Bible, perhaps the most comprehensive theologically conservative study Bible ever produced for a general Christian audience. Justin Taylor believes the Bible. …

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Advice for Christians who have doubts

Many Christians go through a time when they are troubled in their faith when confronted with challenges from skeptics and unbelievers. Christianity today has posted the testimony of Gregory Alan Thornbury, who almost gave up his faith when challenged by the teachings of people beyond the liberal fringe of Christianity such as Marcus Borg, a member of the Jesus …

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Why the latest Newsweek blast against Christianity is nonsense

Think of some idea that you think is loony that other people believe in and adamantly support. My list would include alien abductions, the face on Mars, conspiracy theories about the Apollo moon landings, and thinking that Che Guevara or Hugh Hefner are cool. Your list would probably differ from mine. That's OK; I hope we can still have …

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The GeoChristian Stats for 2014

I only wrote 23 posts in 2014, so my readership was down a bit. That's OK; I just have a lot of other things going on. Because of this, nine of the ten most-read posts on The GeoChristian were actually ones written in previous years. The top ten most-read posts on the GeoChristian in 2014: …

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Reading Genesis 1-2 — Forward and Introduction

I recently acquired Reading Genesis 1-2: An Evangelical Conversation, edited by J. Daryl Charles. The book gives perspectives of five highly-qualified, Evangelical Old Testament scholars on the creation accounts of Genesis: Richard E. Averbeck (professor of OT and Semitic Languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) -- "A Literary Day, Inter-Textual, and Contextual Reading of Genesis 1-2" Todd S. …

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