A Book Review of “Inspiration and Incarnation” by Peter Enns (Part 1): A little bit of my personal story, why I think Enns is great, and how the book helped get me fired…

Back in 2005, I had no idea who Peter Enns was. I was simply a high school English and Worldview teacher at a small Evangelical Christian school in Arkansas. Yes, I had gotten a couple of Master’s degree in both the Old and New Testaments, and I was in the middle of working on my…

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Digging Deeping into the movie, “Is Genesis History?” (Part 5): The Culture Wars, Creation as Judgment, and the Inevitable Conclusion

In my final post in my analysis of the movie, Is Genesis History?, I want to focus on the final segment, “Genesis and Our Culture,” where Del Tackett interviews pastor George Grant. As one will find if one reads any material from Answers in Genesis, or perhaps Ken Ham’s book, The Lie, specifically, that the…

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Digging Deeper into the Movie “Is Genesis History?” (Part 4): Baraminology, Faster Than the Speed of Light, Babel…and David S. Pumpkins

We come now to the second to last post in which I am analyzing the YECist movie, Is Genesis History? In the last four segments of the movie, Del Tackett interviews Todd Wood in the segment, “The Potential of Created Kinds,” Danny Faulkner in the segment, “The Purpose of the Stars,” Douglas Petrovich in the…

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Digging Deeper into the Movie “Is Genesis History?” (Part 3): Dating Methods You Can’t Trust, and Epochs that Aren’t in the Bible

In my first two installments of my analysis of the YEC movie, Is Genesis History?, I focused first on what I felt was intentional dishonesty on the part of those who made the movie, and then on what should have been the main focus of the movie—looking specifically at Genesis 1-11 and asking what its…

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Digging Deep into the Movie, “Is Genesis History?” (Part 2): What is the Text of Genesis 1-11 Really About?

In my previous post, I began to critique the recent YECist movie, Is Genesis History? As I stated in that post, I felt the movie was fundamentally dishonest in how it even addressed the issue. First, its real focus was whether or not Genesis 1-11 was historical. Second, the as soon as the movie got…

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Digging Deep into the Movie, “Is Genesis History” (Part 1): Rock Layers, Paradigms, and How This YECist Movie Tries to Bury the Truth

This past February, the movie Is Genesis History? was shown in countless movie theaters across the country for one night only. It starred Del Tackett of The Truth Project by Focus on the Family, and it involved him interviewing a number of scientists regarding issues like geology, astronomy, biology, etc. in order to address the…

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The Doctrine of Original Sin (Part 4): Romans 5, I Corinthians 15, Ancestral Sin, and the “Natural” Order of Things

In this final post regarding the doctrine of original sin, I want to offer a few brief thoughts on Romans 5:12-21 and I Corinthians 15, two texts often used to argue for “original sin.” As I noted in “Part 1,” Simon Turpin of Answers in Genesis wrote two of his own posts on these two…

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The Evolution of Darwin’s Religious Beliefs (…from the post of a friend)

This is not a normal post for my blog. To the point, what I’m sharing in not my post. A friend of mine has his own blog, and today he shared a very interesting post regarding the “evolution” of Charles Darwin’s beliefs about God. In light of the fact that YECist groups continually push the…

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The Problems with the Doctrine of Original Sin (Part 3)

Although the particulars of the doctrine of original sin have varied throughout the centuries, the core of this doctrine has stayed intact: The sin of the first man, Adam, contaminated the rest of human history; Each person, therefore, is born into sin, and his very nature is polluted; But even though each person is born…

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Augustine and the Doctrine of Original Sin (Part 2): Background About the Ultimate STD

As you might have noticed in the previous post, when it comes to the doctrine of original sin, YECist groups like Answers in Genesis tie it directly in with the creation/evolution debate in general, and the question of the historicity of Adam in particular. In many ways, though, their basic view regarding the doctrine of…

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