Creation/Evolution Archive

Objection Overruled

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This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 31, number 5 (2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org. Synopsis The controversy surrounding intelligent design (ID) and Darwinism continues to be at the forefront of cultural dialogue. Despite the growing success of ID, the same objections […]

Adam, Evil, and the Death of Nature

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This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 34, number 04 (2011). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org  SYNOPSIS The End of Christianity presupposes that the earth and universe are old and, given that presupposition, attempts to answer how the fall of humanity could be responsible for natural […]

Evolution

Hank answers a question about whether or not there is evidence to refute the idea that primitive man evolved intellectually.

No God-of-the-Gaps Allowed: Francis Collins and Theistic Evolution

Geneticist Francis Collins, director of the Human Genome Project, is one of the world’s best‐known scientists. An outspoken Christian, he recently challenged equally outspoken Oxford zoologist and atheist Richard Dawkins in the pages of Time magazine. Collins’s book The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief is equal parts autobiography, scientific reflection, theological […]

The Age of the Earth

Hank explains that the days of creation in Genesis are to be understood as normal solar days and how the text was not designed to give us a chronology but rather a hierarchy of creation. Hank also comments on doctrinal disagreements within the church.

Creation: Chronos vs. Kairos

Hank addresses a caller who asks about the order of creation in Genesis. Hank shares with the caller that the purpose of the

Monkey Morality: Can Evolution Explain Ethics?

This article first appeared in Christian Research Journal, volume 20, number 04 (1998). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS Some people argue that morality is the result of blind evolutionary forces rather than an omnipotent Creator. This view is flawed because (1) it assumes a morality that transcends […]

Can Morality Be Based in Our “Selfish” Evolutionary Past?

Christians argue that the existence of universal and objective morality is evidence for the existence of God. C. S. Lewis provides a classic example of this argument in Mere Christianity.1 In The God Delusion, however, Richard Dawkins of Oxford University claims that morality is grounded in evolution and that a person can be moral without […]

Flock of Dodos

This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume30, number6 (2007). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Let’s meet the feuding parties. On one side, we see the mostly likable, mostly friendly folks who use simple, clear, scientifically erroneous analogies, as well as political means and […]

Can We Be Certain that Evolution Is a Myth?

  This article first appeared in the Ask Hank column of the Christian Research Journal, volume29, number2 (2006). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org   The arguments that support evolutionary theory are astonishingly weak. First, the fossil record is an embarrassment to evolutionists. No verifiable transitions from […]