An ordinary day – part II

8 thoughts on “An ordinary day – part II”

  1. Wow. This is way out of my league, but still enjoying and inhaling – trying to grasp. I’m glad I didn’t read this during normal, busy, hectic everyday hours, but now, when I’m on holiday. Now when I’m able to sit down and absorb.

    Thanks for sharing ❤

  2. Touched by the picture of shoes at Farel House. And tested (in a good way) by the subjects you’re studying.

    Did you see the recent Creationist debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham? I haven’t seen it yet, but I’ve seen numerous facebook postings about it and hope to look into it further one of these days when I have time.

    Thanks for blogging and I’m looking forward to more!

    1. Lisbeth! … I haven’t seen the debate you mention. There is a lot of concern around here, concerning creationism. It seems, that when young people are confronted with the very convincing data concerning (particular) parts of evolution theory, they feel caught between a rock and a hard place. The more the creationists insists on literal or “intuitive” interpretation, the sooner people get skeptical about Christianity in general – for good reasons. It’s a very sad story, in my opinion. Ironic, even. No-one read Genesis literal prior to the enlightenment and modernism.

  3. PO and Amelia, great to read these posts. It sounds like this time is so rich — thoughtful, fruitful, challenging and restful. I pray also healing. I, along with all of Redeemer, miss you both! Blessings! Paul

    PS — I so agree with your comments above on creationism and how a radical clinging to it can cause the loss of faith. I am personally still a six-24hour day person (along with Richard Pratt and Douglas Kelly my mentors), without being a “creationist” or a person demanding a scientific-like, modernist reading of Gen.1-2.

    Much love in Jesus,
    Paul

    1. Paul! … So good to hear from you … The time here has been healing, challenging and, in lack of better words: Extraordinary.
      Thankfully, there’s plenty of room to disagree. I have greatly been appreciating Tim Keller’s approach to the debate:

      “The way to respect the authority of the Biblical writers is to take them as they want to be taken. Sometimes they want to be taken literally, sometimes they don’t. We must listen to them, not impose our thinking and agenda on them.”

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