“Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.”
“The Bible, it seems certain, was the work of sand-strewn men and women who thought the earth was flat and for whom a wheelbarrow would have been a breathtaking example of emerging technology.”
The idea that the Bible and Science are lifelong enemies is popular in Western culture. The “enlightened atheist” vs. “anti-intellectual believer” debate is constantly parroted in the media with talking heads from each camp lobbing insults and talking past one another.
On one side, the Bible is dismissed as the archaic musings of backwards, ignorant, power-hungry men “living in tents.”
On the other side, science is dismissed as arrogant, deluded, flawed human thinking carried out by Godless “evolutionists.”
Are the two mutually incompatible? Should science-minded men and women reject the Bible, particularly its assertions regarding the creation of this world? Should believers turn
their nose up at scientific evidence that conflicts with their reading of Genesis, muttering the famous line, “God did it. The Bible says it. I believe it. That settles it!”?
Speaker and Bible teacher James-Michael Smith seeks to help Christians answer these and other related questions in this 5-session seminar.
Part 1: Where Did the Conflict Begin?
Part 2: Historical Christian Views of Science
Part 3: Historical Christian Views of Genesis 1
Part 4: What Does Genesis ACTUALLY Say?
Part 5: Responsibly Reading God's 'Two Books'