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Pete Enns

Blog Entries by Pete Enns

Once More, With Feeling: Adam, Evolution and Evangelicals

(285) Comments | Posted January 23, 2012 | 6:44 AM

Evangelicals have been butting heads with evolution for 150 years. A lot is at stake.

If evolution is right about how humans came to be, then the biblical story of Adam and Eve isn't. If you believe, as evangelicals do, that God himself is responsible for what's in the Bible,...

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Atheists Are Believers, Too

(754) Comments | Posted August 15, 2010 | 9:32 AM

Christians sometimes claim to be certain about spiritual matters. This can be everyday things like, "I know this new job is right where God wants me," or more important issues like, "I know the Bible is the word of God," or, "I know Jesus is the Son of God."


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Evolution and Religion: Why Religion Pollsters Should Go to Seminary First

(63) Comments | Posted July 23, 2010 | 11:16 PM

Recently, Jerry Coyne posted his comments on the results of a telephone poll commissioned by the Center for Public Policy of Virginia Commonwealth University and published in May of this year. The study polled 1001 American adults on matters of science, and one line of questioning pertained to...

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Does God Talk to Us Through Fiction? Unpacking a Non-Literal Interpretation of the Bible

(703) Comments | Posted July 7, 2010 | 11:01 AM

Talking about science and faith is a good way to start a fight with many conservative Christians.

The topic in general doesn't raise hackles. Conservative Christians have pretty much learned their lesson from Galileo: you can't count on the Bible to answer scientific questions. But for conservative Christians today,...

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