Resources on Ted Davis

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Did Newton’s God Vanish with the “Gaps” in His Science? Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/did-newtons-god-vanish-with-the-gaps-in-his-science Article by Ted Davis Topics: Science and Nature , God , Naturalism , Science Source: Biologos While acknowledging that God poorly substitutes for undiscovered scientific explanations, Ted Davis's article asserts that many of Isaac Newton's scientific discoveries were founded on Newton's belief that God structured the universe in an orderly manner. Intelligent Design: Creationist Origins and Theological Motivations Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/science-and-the-bible-intelligent-design-part-4 Article by Ted Davis Topics: Creation , Creationism , Evolution , Science Source: Biologos Describing the political engagement of "intelligent design" proponents, this article by Ted Davis concludes that "intelligent design" has veiled theological motivations despite remaining inconclusive toward the "identity of the designer." Paul and the Fall: The Historical/Ideal View of Romans 1 Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/paul-and-the-fall-the-historical-ideal-view-of-romans-chapter-one Article by Ted Davis Topics: Fall , God's Will , Truth , Adam Source: Biologos Robin Collins maintains that the primary scriptural basis for the doctrine of original sin is not Romans 5 but Romans 1:18-32. "Our bondage to sin and spiritual darkness" comes from suppressing the truth about God. Adam as “Everyman” Commentary/Exegesis by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/adam-as-everyman Commentary/Exegesis by Ted Davis Topics: Sin , Fall , History , Commentary Source: Biologos Robin Collins sees the word "Adam" in Genesis 1-4 as not referring to an individual but representing the "stem-father" of the human race, "the first group of evolving hominids that gained moral and spiritual awareness." The Historical-Ideal View of Adam & Eve Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/the-historical-ideal-view-of-adam-eve Article by Ted Davis Topics: Sin , Fall , Adam , Eve Source: Biologos Robin Collins explains his “historical/ideal” view of Adam and Eve dealing with original sin, the continuing sinful choices of succeeding generations and the subsequent bondage to sin we inherited and generated by our own choices. Paul and the Fall: What About Adam? Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/paul-and-the-fall-what-about-adam Article by Ted Davis Topics: Sin , Disobedience , Fall , Adam Source: Biologos One way to avoid the tension created by the doctrine of original sin is to understand Adam as theologically representing everyman and the original members of the evolving group of hominids that had gained moral self-consciousness. The End of the World Sermon (Complete) by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/the-end-of-the-worldan-advent-homily-by-john-polkinghorne Sermon (Complete) by Ted Davis Topics: Christmas , Advent , Hope , Love Source: Biologos If Christmas is about love, Advent is about hope. In this homily, John Polkinghorne reminds us of the joyous fact that the Christian God is a God of hope. The Inspiration of Scripture and the Historical/Ideal View of Original Sin Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/the-inspiration-of-scripture-and-the-historical-ideal-view-of-original-sin Article by Ted Davis Topics: Culture , Scripture , Truth , Adam Source: Biologos If God is the ultimate author of Scripture, we'd expect it to point to truths beyond the grasp of any individual author, truths which we might not understand without the knowledge gained from modern science. “Theistically Guided” Evolution as God’s Incarnational Work Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/theistically-guided-evolution-as-gods-incarnational-work Article by Ted Davis Topics: Sin , Incarnation , Creation , God's Will Source: Biologos One proponent of evolutionary creation posits theistically guided evolution as the view that all life on earth is the result of the evolutionary process, but in various places God guided or influenced this process. C. S. Lewis and Others: Non-Literal Views of Adam and Eve Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/c-s-lewis-and-others-non-literal-views-of-adam-and-eve Article by Ted Davis Topics: Adam , Eve , Evolution , Interpretation Source: Biologos In this article, Robin Collins discusses several non-literal views of Adam and Eve. Carl Sagan and the Myth of the Medieval Gap Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/carl-sagan-and-the-myth-of-the-medieval-gap Article by Ted Davis Topics: Religion , History , Christian , Conflict Source: Biologos This article looks at how Carl Sagan misinformed millions with his anti-religious mythology that falsely claimed that science suffered severely under domination by the church during the Middle Ages. Do We Need an Alternative to the Traditional View of the Fall? Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/do-we-need-an-alternative-to-the-traditional-view-of-the-fall Article by Ted Davis Topics: Sin , Fall , Adam , Eve Source: Biologos If Genesis is not taken literally, why believe in a literal Adam and Eve? The only scriptural motivation possible is one associated with the doctrine of original sin and the related Pauline statements. The Medieval Gap and New Atheists Today Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/the-medieval-gap-and-new-atheists-today Article by Ted Davis Topics: Atheism , Science , Church Source: Biologos This article refutes the "New Atheism" argument that science suffered severely under church domination during the Middle Ages. Why Would God Allow Scientific Errors in the Bible? Article by Christy Hemphill https://biologos.org/blogs/archive/from-the-mailbag-why-would-god-allow-scientific-errors-in-the-bible Article by Christy Hemphill Topics: Culture , God , Bible , Hermeneutics Source: Biologos This article replies to a reader question about why God would put scientific errors in the Bible. How Should Christians Respond to the False Gods of the New Atheists? Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/how-should-christians-respond-to-the-false-gods-of-the-new-atheists Article by Ted Davis Topics: Religion , Atheism , Christian , Science Source: Biologos This article introduces the "New Atheism," and offers some thoughts on how Christians should respond. It suggests that the "New Atheism" is an opportunity for believers to clarify what faith is and who God is. How Liberal Protestants Bought Conflict Thesis and Lost Their Faith Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/how-liberal-protestants-bought-whites-conflict-thesis-and-lost-their-faith Article by Ted Davis Topics: Faith , Religion , Science , Tradition Source: Biologos This article chronicles how some liberal Protestants bought the "Conflict Thesis" between science and religion as they rejected orthodox theology. On the Resurrection Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/motivated-belief-john-polkinghorne-on-the-resurrection-part-4 Article by Ted Davis Topics: Incarnation , Resurrection , Belief , Christian Source: Biologos This article considers the historical resurrection of Christ through the lens of science. It raises important questions about the disciples, the tomb, and the Christology that best supports scientific inquiry. On Creating the Cosmos Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/on-creating-the-cosmos Article by Ted Davis Topics: Creation , Language , Creationism , Science Source: Biologos This article introduces a series on faith and science, beginning with the doctrine of creation from nothing. “I believe that we must now ask for more than simple avoidance of cognitive dissonance....we should seek for cognitive... Does Death Before the Fall Make God a Liar? Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/does-death-before-the-fall-make-god-a-liar Article by Ted Davis Topics: Death , Sin , Suffering , Fall Source: Biologos There are good biblical reasons to question whether all death and suffering began at the Fall. The final chapters of Job and John 9 offer different answers about the origin of human suffering. What Does Creation from Nothing Really Mean? Article by Ted Davis https://biologos.org/blogs/ted-davis-reading-the-book-of-nature/what-does-creation-from-nothing-really-mean Article by Ted Davis Topics: Creation , God's Will , Creationism , Existence of God Source: Biologos In apologetic reaction to dualism and pantheism, early Christian thinkers proffered the concept of creatio ex nihilo; contending that God is the sole source of all finite existence, of matter as well as form.

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