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Creation, Space, & Time.

Tim Challies runs one of the few blogs that I visit on a regular basis. I almost always benefit from his writings and links. He recently did a post on the age of the earth and explained one of the main reasons that he is a young earth creationist. Since I am an old earth […]

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A (quick) Response to “7 Reasons Why We Should Not Accept Millions of Years” Here is my very quick view of things. First, I don’t think that the Bible teaches the age of the earth anywhere. It never sums the genealogies, nor does it teach about the age of the earth & universe. Nor is […]

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Justin Taylor over at The Gospel Coalition posted some creation thoughts last week that cause quite the firestorm. I am late to the conversation, but I thought I’d add to it anyway. I think that some of the objections are off-base simply because they have misread what Justin was trying to do. So before I […]

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The Temple / Creation Link

In my last post I argued that temples, both for the culture in general and Israel in particular, were viewed as a kind of microcosm – a miniature representation of creation.To further strengthen that observation, I’d like to explore two more angles: First, I’d like to briefly consider how the Jews themselves interpreted many of […]

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Temples as Microcosms

Review I have been posting a number of thoughts that I find relevant to the debate on the right understanding of Genesis 1. So by way of review, in my first post I affirmed 1) my love and admiration for my young earth creationism (henceforth YEC) brothers, 2) my commitment to the grammatico-historical method of interpretation, 3) […]

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Time Tensions – Part 4

Tsamach – “grow” (Gen 2:5, 9) Chapter 2 is describing the 6th day of creation. One of the textual indicators that this day is longer than 24 hrs is the kind of things that are here described. Verse 5 is in the perfect which, at the beginning of a pericope, typically indicates background material. In […]

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Time Tensions – Part 3

The Sixth Day – General Activities On the sixth day, God created animals. We are not told how that happened whether slow or fast. Presumably it was fast (possibly immediate). God also created man. If there is anything to the order from chapter one, then man was created after the animals. We are told more about […]

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Ham vs Nye – Post Mortem

Introduction I have only seen parts of the debate, so my comments are admittedly provisional. I wasn’t expecting a lot out of the debate since neither Ham nor Nye are scholars in fields relevant to the debate topic. They are both popularizers, so on that mark they are equals. On the whole I think that […]

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