Professor Denis Lamoureux became an atheist in his early 20s. Then he converted to Christianity and became a young earth creationist. Eventually, he became an evolutionary creationist. Along the way, he acquired three doctorates: a DDS and two PhDs. Here is part 1 of our interview: ?
Gregg Davidson, Friend of Science, Friend of Faith: Listening to God in His Works and Word. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Academic, 2019. The year was 1988 when I brought my dog-eared copy of Paul Ackerman’s It’s a Young World After All to my high school science teacher: “Mr. Vogt, you need to read this! It will prove […]
J. Warner Wallace recently posted an article titled “Why I’m Not a Theistic Evolutionist.” He begins by assuming that Moses wrote Genesis. (I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised: Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch is to biblical studies as young earth creationism is to biology.) Right after that, Wallace really gets our attention by asserting that […]
In this article, I share a dialogue with David MacMillan, a former young earth creationist who has since come to a very different opinion. MacMillan currently lives in Washington DC with his wife and their children, where he works as a paralegal while studying for his J.D. at Columbus School of Law. He is featured […]
Over the years, I’ve encountered many objections to the reconciliation of Christianity to Neo-Darwinian evolution. One of the most common and forceful objections pertains to the alleged loss of human dignity that comes with a biology of common descent. As Christian rock singer Larry Norman sang in “God Part III,” “I don’t believe in evolution. I […]
In this short discussion (short being a relative term: it’s under ten minutes) I explain why young earth creationists have a problem of natural evil that they need to explain. Music Credit: Apero Hour Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
It’s hard to believe but it has been four 1/2 years since The Tentative Apologist Podcast was launched in May 2013. Since then a lot of water has flowed under that bridge. Now for this, our 100th episode, I invite my first guest, Dr. Denis Lamoureux, back to continue our conversation on evolution, the Bible, and Christian […]
Abby Hafer, The Not-So-Intelligent Designer: Why Evolution Explains the Human Body and Intelligent Design Does Not. (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2015). If you love intelligent design, you’ll (probably) hate this book. If you hate intelligent design, you’ll (probably) love this book. If you’re somewhere in-between in your assessment of intelligent design, you’ll probably find yourself somewhere […]
Here’s are some clips from an interview I did with Pastor Todd Petkau of Riverwood Church in Winnipeg. In these clips we discuss creation, Darwinian evolution, and doubt. Dr. Randall Rauser Interview – Unapologetic from Riverwood Church on Vimeo.
A few months ago I was approached by an individual after a speaking event. “Do you believe in evolution?” he asked. It was a surprising question given that it had nothing to do with my topic. I replied that on matters outside my area I defer to the consensus of experts unless I have a […]
Last week when I was at a conference in Atlanta I attended a session featuring a dialogue between geneticist Darrel Falk of Biologos (an evangelical organization which promotes theistic evolution) and Nathaniel Jeanson of Answers in Genesis (the premiere young earth creationist organization). It was a significant event insofar as this is one of the […]
When I was in high school I gave my science teacher a copy of Paul Ackerman’s book It’s a Young World After All. The book aimed to show that evolution was false and the earth was a mere six to ten thousand years old. My science teacher politely received the gift and then, for all I […]
For many people today, the relationship between science and religion or theology can be summarized in one word: “conflict”. While conflicts inevitably do arise, there are many Christians who believe that a more helpful framework for conceiving the relations between science and theology is one of harmony. In this episode of the Tentative Apologist Podcast […]
For centuries, theologians and philosophers alike have maintained an absolute categorical distinction between human beings and other animals. According to this assumption human beings are moral agents who are capable of both moral virtue and moral vice. They are also linguistic agents who are capable of speech. Animals, by contrast, are neither moral nor linguistic. No […]