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The age of the world

The age of the world

Editor’s note: This essay was originally published in “Lutheran Partners” as a Handiwork column in 2006. The article is still timely though as many seek to downplay the attempts to publicly reaffirm the tenets of young earth creationism. Before the rise of modern science there was no reason not to use Old Testament genealogies and read on


Is science squeezing out religion in our modern society?

Is science squeezing out religion in our modern society?

A friend of my son and recent grad from a local Jesuit high school recently exclaimed, “That just doesn’t make sense!” when I mentioned a field of scholarship called “religion-and-science.” His argument was that one is studying either one or the other, but that both disciplines do not go together. On the surface, it seems read on


CTNS fully integrated into the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley

The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS) has been established as an official program of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Berkeley. As a program of the GTU, CTNS will bring the GTU world-wide recognition as a leader in the international and interfaith field of science and religion. In return CTNS will more read on

BioLogos President Haarsma critiques Answers in Genesis’ Noah’s Ark exhibit

Deborah Haarsma, president of BioLogos, made it clear that while her group fully affirms the authority and inspiration of the Bible, there is no reason to believe a proper interpretation of Genesis 6-9 conflicts with modern science. In a letter posted on her blog, Haarsma responded to the opening of a unique theme park created read on

‘Pioneering investigation’ into the origins of the universe underway at Yale

With support from the John Templeton Foundation and the Heising-Simons Foundation, Yale University physics professor David DeMille is launching a “pioneering investigation” into the origins of the universe. According to a Yale news release, DeMille plans to build a novel apparatus to sense the existence of subatomic particles that have never before been seen. These read on


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