Topics covered in this course will include...

History

 An examination of the notion that science and Christianity have historically been "at war"

An examination of the emergence of the Creationist movement in 20th Century America 

Science

A consideration of the scientific definition of a "theory"

An explanation (in laymen's terms) of the most recent scientific findings pertaining to the origins of the universe, life, species, & humans

An examination of six models (four of them Christian) for interpreting the scientific findings on origins

Scripture

A comparison of 4 different Biblical interpretations of Genesis 1-3, which each maintain an emphasis on the authority of Scripture​ 

Theology

 A consideration of how the Doctrines of the Fall and Original Sin might be re-imagined in light of evolution

A discussion of why all of this matters, including how the prevalent secular perception that Christianity is irreconcilable with science could be impacting the success of the Great Commission  

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Radical? (Luke 9:51-62, Galatians 5:1, 13-25) - Father John Roberts
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Handouts

4-page summary of the Course

A reader's digest version of Adam & Eve & Evolution

Class Two - Six Models handout

Class Two handout of six models based on Gerald Rau's charts

Class Three - Interpretations of Genesis 1

Chart comparing interpretations of Genesis 1

Class Four - Genesis 2-3 Scripture

Genesis 2-3 (ESV) + other scriptures referenced in night 4 talk

Class Five - Departing Handout

Includes chart comparing interpretations of Genesis 2-3 as well as summary of arguments from "Evolution and the Fall"

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Radical? (Luke 9:51-62, Galatians 5:1, 13-25) - Father John Roberts
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