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May 8, 2015 Resources: Genesis and Creation

Evangelicals frequently tangle over the literal nature of Genesis 1-2. A recent dust up once again exemplifies some of the whos, whats, and whys of this long-standing debate. The first article below is by Justin Taylor of Crossway Publishers and The Gospel Coalition, stating why he does not believe in literal 24-hour days of creation. Below that are an assortment of responses from the literal crowd (in which I find myself). Some of these are direct responses to Taylor, and some are older articles that simply help explain why we ought to hold to a literal creation week of six 24-hour days.

Regardless of where you stand on the issue, I hope the following articles will be helpful to your thinking on this very important theological point.

 

Justin Taylor’s article

First Response to Taylor

Second Response to Taylor

Older Article by Al Mohler on why this topic is so crucial

Kevin Bauder article against theistic evolution

October 24, 2014 Resources: Implications of Inerrancy; Buy A Kindle; Should I Make My Kids Read the Bible?

Dr. Kevin Bauder has been writing a helpful series on biblical inerrancy related to some current issues surrounding the topic. In the latest post, he makes an incredibly practical connection between biblical inerrancy and the debate regarding origins. Many Christians have a very difficult time believing or defending the literal Creation account in Genesis 1. Bauder shows how a legitimate view of inerrancy demands a belief in the literal nature of the Creation account, and how an unbiblical attempt to meld biblical Christianity with the God-hating culture around us shows a real defect in one’s view of inerrancy, no matter what one might claim.

Pastor Erik Raymond, the author of one of my favorite blogs, tackles the tough question of whether or not parents should make their kids read the Bible.

If you don’t own a Kindle (or any good e-reader), I highly recommend making the investment. This is a piece of technology that can quickly expand your access to excellent Christian literature at a fraction of what it once would have cost. Here is an example of the wealth of resources available to believers for pennies through the gift of e-readers. And just as good of news… basic Kindle’s are less than $100 these days.

(I can’t help myself…I have to give at least one example of the value I’m talking about above. The very first Kindle resource listed in the link is: “The Complete Ante-Nicene & Nicene and Post-Nicene Church Fathers Collection: 3 Series, 37 Volumes, 65 Authors, 1,000 Books, 18,000 Chapters, 16 Million Words.” The cost? $2.99!!! And of all the resources that one is the most expensive! That’s ridiculous. Get a Kindle and go to town!!!)

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