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William Lane Craig (on Adam and Eve)

William Lane Craig’s non-historical Adam — and marriage and divorce

Jason Lisle at the Biblical Science Institute offers an eight part series on the topic; this is from the wrap-up, where he addresses Craig's suggestion that Jesus did not take Genesis literally re Adam and Eve. Read More ›

Owen Strachan offers some thoughts on Craig’s book on the historical Adam

Strachan: Every time the “figure of Adam” is “deployed” by NT authors, they are referring to the historical Adam. If you use this admittedly simple reading key, you will save yourself a great deal of confusion and the real possibility of one day investing in one of those “Faith Deconstruction Seminars” that former evangelical personalities now offer for the low, low price of $299. Read More ›

Christian Darwinists must now backtrack re Adam and Eve

Casey Luskin: "When I was reading the rhetoric used by evangelical elites who advocated abandoning a historical Adam and Eve, I was struck by how much of it seemed driven by fear — fear of looking foolish before the world because you challenged evolution and were shown to be wrong." Maybe being right, sticking with their tradition, would have been a bigger problem for them. Read More ›

Why did the evangelical Christian world go nuts for Christian Darwinism a decade ago?

Contra Trendy Christians: It makes sense that all humans would descend from a single couple. If you had to account for something like, say, human consciousness, isn’t it easier to address that if we all belong to the same family of origin? Would you prefer to explain the development of human consciousness assuming that we come from multiple different ones? Darn good thing if someone can prove its true genetically. Read More ›

Casey Luskin: The mytho-history of Adam, Eve, and William Lane Craig

Long a defender of orthodoxy, Craig seems to want to prune the orthodoxies he is expected to defend. But the pruning process in which he is engaged can never really stop. The “sensible God” is most likely the one looking back at us from our medicine cabinet mirrors. Read More ›