Theology, philosophy, science, math, and random other things
July 28, 2014
Interpreting the Genesis creation story: an introduction

Image: by Ian Bailey-Mortimer First, we need to lay down some foundations. I've written several posts on how we should interpret the Bible. I have said that: The Bible, like scientific data, is sacred and infallible. We approach it accordingly.   This leads us to certain well-established principles of Bible interpretation.  Furthermore, the Bible should be […]

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July 21, 2014
Why we should interpret the Bible in light of science

Image: LH 95, public domain The post title may already be controversial. So I would like to start by reminding everyone that loving one another is more important than being right. Christians, of all people, should be able to intellectually disagree with one another while still being loving, because our identity is not based in […]

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July 14, 2014
Key principles in interpreting the Bible

Image: by Trounce, on Wikipedia commons In my previous post, I said that there are strong parallels between the proper approach to the biblical texts when we're studying the scriptures, and to scientific data when we're studying nature. For the Bible and nature are two halves of God's unified revelation, two books written by the same […]

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July 7, 2014
How should we interpret the Bible? Look at it as scientific data.

Image: by Trounce, on Wikipedia commons "How should we interpret the Bible?" is an enormously important question. Your answer to this question will both cause and settle many controversies around you, and the history of entire people groups have been shaped by their answer. Fortunately, the critical, basic elements of Christianity do not depend on any […]

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