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Do Supernovae Give Evidence of a Young Earth?

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In light of my recent message on science and the Bible and how they relate, some friends pointed me to Answers in Genesis, a website that attempts to explain and defend the position that God created the earth in 6 literal 24 hour days no more than 10,000 years ago. I’ve long desired to see real science done where “the best conclusion to the data” is a young earth. There isn’t much “science” done to support that viewpoint, so I was happy to find this articlehttp://www.answersingenesis.org/creation/v19/i3/stars.asp. It puts forth a really interesting argument that the number of supernovae remnants in the sky are best explained by a young universe. Is it convincing? Keep reading to find out.

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Questions on Theistic Evolution

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NOTE: These questions were emailed to me and I thought they were worth posting here! These come from David Hynes, a deep-thinking guy who’s been coming to our church since our Grand Opening.

Hey Jeff!
I didn’t see how to post comments on your blog, so I decided to email
instead. I’ll go back and try to learn me a thing or two about yer blog
later.

Kristin and I have been talking a bit about your sermon on science vs. the
Bible. Did you receive her link to an article on death from Answers in
Genesis? We can resend it if you did not receive it.

Anyway, I have some questions about theistic evolution, which seems to be
the stance you were taking in the sermon.

Hi Dave! Thanks for your great questions. I would personally avoid the term theistic evolution as I don’t believe it inappropriately conflates two ideas. Evolution is by definition random and based on natural selection. To call something theistic evolution is to say that evolution is or isn’t random, we don’t know and God may or may not be involved, we don’t know.

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036-05 Why Do Science and the Bible Conflict?

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For over 500 years, the church has been in conflict of some kind with scientific minded people. Why is that? What’s the solution?

In this message, I deal with the apparent conflict between science and the Bible, cover some ground in the Creation vs. Evolution debate, and discuss the limits of both scientific knowledge and biblical knowledge. Definitely thought-provoking.

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036-04 Why Is the World So Messed Up?

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If you had the power to stop it, how much pain would you allow a loved one to experience before intervening? That’s the question Pastor Jeff leads with in this message.

The fourth week of our WHY> campaign has me teaching about how we can believe in a good God when the world is so messed up and what difference that belief makes in our lives.

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Why does God demand total submission?

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At Southside Church, we have been going through a churchwide campaign called, WHY> 40 Days Pursuing Answers to Life’s Biggest Questions.

I haven’t posted the sermons yet, but we’re just finishing our second week of the program, and already I’ve been challenged with some pretty big questions.

During the first small group discussion at my house, a man shared a little about his own spiritual journey and posed this question to our group: Why does God demand total submission?

I’ve been pondering it for a while, and here’s my response.

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