Origins

Cliff Goldstein, God’s Man, Darwin … Even from a nonliteralist interpretation of Genesis, two points are obvious: nothing was random in the act of creation, and there was no common ancestry for the species. Now, along comes Darwinian evolution, which in its various incarnations teaches two things: randomness and common ancestry for all species. How,…

QOD

Andrews University will host a Questions on Doctrine 50th Anniversary Conference this October. Adventists leaders published the book (full title: Seventh-day Adventists Answer Questions on Doctrine) in response to conversations with Donald G. Barnhouse and Walter Martin; these answers satisfied the evangelicals, but caused multiple controversies within Adventism. The book was republished in 2003, but…

“Renewalists”?

The study of religion has an occupational hazard–blink your eyes, and you may miss some new trend. “Renewalism” is a neologism that is being used in some quarters as a term to refer to both the old school Pentecostals (dating to the early 1900s) and to the various mainline Protestant and Catholic Charismatic movements (of…

Debates

Two examples: 1. The View–political discussion turns nasty. (How many times have you heard that if women ran everything, the world would be a more peaceful place?) 2. Woody Allen and Billy Graham, via Jim. Two people with very different world views manage to have a friendly conversation.