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Articles by: Matlock Bobechko

The Origins War, Part III

On the necessity of the historical Adam and when Evolution compromises the intentions of Scripture.

The Origins War, Part III

On the necessity of the historical Adam and when Evolution compromises the intentions of Scripture.

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Last entry I broke down the gospel into three parts–––historical (past), eschatological (future), personal (now). I argued how Young Earth theology, if championed too strictly as obligatory belief, can undermine the grace of the gospel. I also said that Evolution ought not to be synthesized
The Origins War, Part II

Combatting the two extremes: When “literal” and “liberal” theologies compromise the gospel.

The Origins War, Part II

Combatting the two extremes: When “literal” and “liberal” theologies compromise the gospel.

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Back to the pending question: Does evolution complement, compromise, or contradict what Scripture testifies about creation? Unfortunately, the blanket condemnation of evolution has made this discussion a hot, dense mess. To reject evolution is precarious–––which thesis? No one is rejecting them all, and everyone is
Flying Saucers & Spaghetti Monsters

A quick crackdown on New Atheism, Scientism, Naturalism, and the usual suspects.

Flying Saucers & Spaghetti Monsters

A quick crackdown on New Atheism, Scientism, Naturalism, and the usual suspects.

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Over recent decades, New Atheism evolved from a small elite group of militant anti-theists known as the Four Horsemen of Atheism – Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins – into a broad sweeping social attitude, a spirit even, characterized by its “reasonable” rebellion
The Origins War, Part I

On the Creation Evolution conflict in the Church and understanding Scripture in a Scientific Age.

The Origins War, Part I

On the Creation Evolution conflict in the Church and understanding Scripture in a Scientific Age.

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There are many points of contention, to put it gently, between Creationists and Evolutionists: How science should interpret or illuminate Scripture; Big Bang cosmology and the beginning of the material universe; age of the earth or length of days in creation; gradual formation of intended