Ancient Pathways with Dave Hershey

God Creates (Story of Scripture 2)

January 14, 2021 David Hershey Season 1 Episode 2
Ancient Pathways with Dave Hershey
God Creates (Story of Scripture 2)
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Ancient Pathways with Dave Hershey
God Creates (Story of Scripture 2)
Jan 14, 2021 Season 1 Episode 2
David Hershey

In this episode, we begin our journey through the story of scripture at the beginning (makes sense, right?). We start with God and creation which means we have to consider the ways we imagine creation and how the scripture relates to modern science. While the rest of the episodes in this series will stay nestled within the scripture story, it seemed important to step back in this one to questions of science and evolution. That said, such questions are brief, for we want to root this story in scripture. Thus, the emphasis is: who is God and who were humans made to be. What is our meaning or purpose? What does Genesis 1 tell us about how the world is and our role in it?

In the episode, I promised I’d mention some books I found helpful for reconciling science and faith. Here are a few: Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything, Broadway Books (2004); Karl Giberson and Francis Collins, The Language of Science and Faith: Straight Answers to Genuine Questions, IVP Press (2011); Kenneth Miller, Finding Darwin’s God, Harper (2007); Francis Collins, The Language of God, Free Press (2006). I could add more, such as works by John Polkinghorne and John Haught. Then there are Old Testament scholars such as Pete Enns and John Walton.

I also found this episode of the Mysterion podcast helpful in looking at how we experience creation in comparison to a more ancient view: https://lnns.co/8s6j-yXmdhE


Show Notes

In this episode, we begin our journey through the story of scripture at the beginning (makes sense, right?). We start with God and creation which means we have to consider the ways we imagine creation and how the scripture relates to modern science. While the rest of the episodes in this series will stay nestled within the scripture story, it seemed important to step back in this one to questions of science and evolution. That said, such questions are brief, for we want to root this story in scripture. Thus, the emphasis is: who is God and who were humans made to be. What is our meaning or purpose? What does Genesis 1 tell us about how the world is and our role in it?

In the episode, I promised I’d mention some books I found helpful for reconciling science and faith. Here are a few: Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything, Broadway Books (2004); Karl Giberson and Francis Collins, The Language of Science and Faith: Straight Answers to Genuine Questions, IVP Press (2011); Kenneth Miller, Finding Darwin’s God, Harper (2007); Francis Collins, The Language of God, Free Press (2006). I could add more, such as works by John Polkinghorne and John Haught. Then there are Old Testament scholars such as Pete Enns and John Walton.

I also found this episode of the Mysterion podcast helpful in looking at how we experience creation in comparison to a more ancient view: https://lnns.co/8s6j-yXmdhE