• Biblical Studies,  Blog,  Theology

    Thinking About Genesis 1-2, Part 1

    Part 1: It is not necessary to interpret “days” as literal, 24-hour days. As I said in the introduction, I don’t have all the answers to questions about Genesis 1-2. I have much to learn, for sure. And so, I have decided to take a journey of sorts through these opening chapters of the Bible. And I want to invite you to come along with me to explore these fascinating passages. As we do, let’s ask ourselves, “What does the Bible actually say about the origins of ‘the heavens and the earth’”? Let us begin by addressing a very common interpretation of Gen 1. A lot of people (e.g. young…

  • Biblical Studies,  Blog,  Theology

    Thinking About Genesis 1-2: Introduction

    In today’s ideological climate, some sectors of both modern science and evangelicalism commune with each other about like oil and water. In other words, they don’t. When it comes to substantive issues, scientists and evangelicals have been known to disagree (to put the matter gently). Because both sides tend to have certain adherents who choose to drink from the well of various enlightenment assumptions, the “science side” and the “religious side” often find it difficult to reconcile their respective beliefs. This strain is especially pronounced for evangelical scientists. Often, they feel the need to choose between either (a) remaining true to the empirical data they work with or (b) believing…