Mar 5 2009

Embarrassed to Believe

I was invited to speak to a youth group somewhere in the wilds of northern Alabama. Another speaker had been there a few weeks before. Apparently he created more doubt than faith. So the teens sent me a list of questions. One went like this: “What does the Bible say about dinosaurs, and were there any on Noah’s ark?” I answered as best I could, and then one of the parents got up to speak. He was red in the face. I could tell he wasn’t happy. “How can you teach our kids that man and dinosaurs lived together? They’re going to be embarrassed in school if they believe that.”

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Jul 25 2008

Ghettoizing Faith

Some of my Christian friends like to remind me, in a very good natured sort of way, that science has nothing to do with belief in a Creator God. To be perfectly frank, this is a bitter pill to swallow. Both science and faith are important parts of my life, and I have spent many years exploring the relationship between the two. If my friends are right, this has all been a waste of time.

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