Why science hasn’t disproved Christianity

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Evangelism in a Skeptical World

We used to live in the Dark Ages, where we believed in unicorns, fairy godmothers, and goblins. But then science came along and it rescued us from superstition and our age of darkness.

…Or that’s how the story is often told.

If we want to believe in a God, aren’t we going back to the Dark Ages, where we also believe in unicorns and leprechauns and fairy godmothers? Hasn’t science disproved Christianity?

The benefits of science

Before we talk about what science can’t do, we need to recognize what it can do.

Science has given us so many good things, from microwave ovens to mobile phones.

We can’t have it both ways: upholding Christianity doesn’t mean we need to disparage the benefits of science. If you want to enjoy the microwave oven, you can also believe in God at the…

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4 Reasons Why Faith vs. Science Is a Myth

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9780310535225“Tonight we will be talking about faith versus science. Our first guest is a former University of Oxford professor, evolutionary biologist, and bestselling author. He believes that science, not faith, holds the answers to all questions. On the other side of the aisle we have Joe Smith, who will speak for the legitimacy of faith and Christianity. Joe homeschools his kids, thinks Oprah is the Antichrist, and lives in a swamp” (23).

Sound familiar?

It does to Mark Clark. As he explains in his new book, The Problem of God, culture often portrays faith at odds with science: “science is about thinking, evidence, and rational justification, while Christianity and faith in general are about evading evidence and clinging to nonrationality” (25).


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Extracurricular Activities 1.31.15 — Mark Mummy Redux, Post-Seculars, and Missions Trips

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Justin Taylor Shares Biblical Reasons to Doubt Creation Days Were 24-Hours

R. C. Sproul, who drafted the original Chicago Statement of Biblical Inerrancy, once said, “When people ask me how old the earth is, I tell them I don’t know—because I don’t.”

Contrary to what is often implied or claimed by young-earth creationists, the Bible nowhere directly teaches the age of the earth.

A First-Century Copy of the Gospel of Mark? Hurtado Says Not So Fast

In the last week or so I’ve had a number of inquiries about news stories of the discovery of a fragment of the Gospel of Mark dating to the first century AD.  Actually, this isn’t a new claim, but instead a rehashing (or belated notice) of a story that initially appeared back in early 2012.  But, thanks to an article more recently in “Live Science” (

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A Skeptic’s Guide to Life’s Ultimate Questions — Excerpt from “A Doubter’s Guide to the Bible” by John Dickson

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Doubter's Guide to the BibleJohn Dickson’s new book A Doubter’s Guide to the Bible is an important one because of what he ultimately offers skeptics of the Bible: answers to life’s ultimate questions.

“[T]he real human pursuit,” he writes, “has been to understand why we are here, what purpose it serves, what direction we’re heading in, and what significance it all has.” (201)

Where do modern skeptics turn for such answers? Science. And yet Dickson insists, “Science, for all its wonders, is incapable of approaching such questions, and we dishonor science by imagining it is otherwise.” (201)

Ultimately, what Dickson’s book offers is what the Bible offers: answers to their questions about faith, life, and everything in between.

In the excerpt below he explains how…

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Science, Creationism, and Seven Days

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Pillars-of-creation-a-photograph-taken-by-the-hubble-telescope-of-columns-of-interstellar-gas-and-dust-in-the-eagle-nebula-where-new-stars-are-continuously-being-born1 Andrew, from our sister blog Engaging Church, sent along an interesting interview with Oxford Professor John Lennox.

Lennox wrote the book Seven Days that Divide the World, which will be released later this year. In it he wrestles with the tension we often create between faith and science.

You can read an excerpt of the article below and find the rest here

“‘I think that sometimes people have been taught there are only two possibilities: Possibility one is that if you are being faithful to Scripture, you have to be a young earth creationist. Otherwise you're an evolutionist or a theistic evolutionist, and you're not faithful to Scripture," he explained to the Christian Post. ‘I don't think that…

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