Have you ever been standing by the water cooler and someone says that the story of Creation in the Bible is a myth? Have you wanted to speak up, but felt too uniformed to join the discussion?
This week we will consider why having a biblically informed view of Creation is so important… and why our understanding of creation effects almost everything.
We won’t answer every question… no one can, but we will at least get you into the discussion.
March 29/30, 2014
Disclaimer from Brad:
One of the benefits of living within the local church is we get to learn together.
I learned a lot in preparing for the sermon: “God, Creation, And The Science Guy.” I hope it has stimulated your thinking too.
But I blew it on one of my illustrations!
I mistakenly said that taking a flu shot was an example of natural selection or microevolution. It’s not. Strengthening our immune system by awakening it with a small dose of influenza isn’t a good example of microevolution.
Microevolution, also called ‘natural selection’ is the process whereby organisms better adapted to their environment tending to survive and produce offspring of like kind.
It does not involve the changing of a species into another species, but the adaptation of a species.
Thank you to my friend for his correction… and on a side note… get your kids immunized according to your doctor’s advice!
If you want to read more on the topic of Creation, here are a few options. If you have read something helpful, let your friends know.
Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief, Francis S. Collins
Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution, Michael J. Behe
Genesis Unbound: A Provocative New Look at The Creation Account, John Sailhamer
And for a concise treatment of this and other big themes of Christian belief, I suggest reading Doctrine: What Christians Should Believe, Driscoll and Breshears
There is no more influential group of people in your life… period.
This week we are taking a look at the lessons the Bible has for us about kids and parents. If you’ve had an awesome family experience, or if your wish you could get a do-over, you learning the lessons we will be considering this weekend from Ephesians 6:1-4 will give you a way to move forward wisely.