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Do Science and the Bible Conflict? (Tough Questions) [Paperback]

By Judson Poling (Author)
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This revised edition of the Tough Questions series of small group curriculum faces head-on the difficult and challenging questions seekers ask about the Christian faith.

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This revised edition of Tough Questions, designed for use in any small group setting, is ideal for use in seeker small groups. Based on more than five years of field-tested feedback, extensive improvements make this best-selling series easier to use and more appealing than ever for both participants and group leaders. The Tough Questions Series How can an all-powerful God allow suffering? Is Jesus really the only way to God? Why should I trust the Bible? Tough questions. Reasonable questions. The kinds of challenging questions you, or someone you know may be asking, that are worth taking time to explore. In six sessions designed to get small groups thinking and interacting, each guide in the Tough Questions series deals frankly with objections commonly raised about Christianity. You ll engage in the kind of spirited dialog that shows the Christian faith can stand up to scrutiny. DO SCIENCE AND THE BIBLE CONFLICT? Isn t Christianity Based on Blind Faith? Why Are So Few Scientists Christians? Doesn t the Big Bang Disprove a Creator? Doesn t Evolution Contradict Genesis? If the Bible Is True, Why Isn t It More Scientific? Won t Scientific Progress Make God Unnecessary?"

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Studio: Zondervan
Pages   80
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.2"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2003
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
Edition  Revised  
Series  Tough Questions  
ISBN  0310245079  
ISBN13  9780310245070  
UPC  025986245078  

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More About Judson Poling

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Judson Poling is coauthor of the Walking with God series and general editor of The Journey: A Study Bible for Spiritual Seekers.

Judson Poling currently resides in the state of Illinois.

Spanish Language Biography: Judson Poling trabaja con el ministerios de grupos pequenos en Willow Creek Community Church en South Barrington, Illinois. Es coautor de la serie Walking with God y editor general de El Camino: Una Biblia para los curiosos espirituales.

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Evolution is nothing more than an athiestic religion  Aug 5, 2009
If one cannot take the historical narrative of Genesis chapter 1 as literal, then how do you know you are believing in the one true God spoken about in the Bible? Jesus who is God took the first chapter as literal is he deceived or a liar? Evolution philosophies says that death brought about man, the Bible teaches that the original sin brought death into the world both cannot be right. Evolution is atheistic you cannot mix atheism with Christianity just as you cannot mix oil with water.
Terrible Study for Seekers  Jun 4, 2003
There are serious flaws with this study. It may be the single worst book to give a science-oriented seeker looking for God. It starts with the concept that it is important for people to discuss their beliefs to learn and develop their faith. After the first chapter, however, it goes decidedly downhill. If the seeker didn't have serious questions about cosmology to start with they will have a whole bunch of them when they are done.
Most of the "text" consists of quotations and explanations from an agnostic or atheist viewpoint. The authors contrast the two most radical positions on science, ie. radical agnostic or atheist vs. radical fundamentalist. There is no presentation of moderate or middle ground postions on either side. There are almost zero quotations or counter arguments offered from a moderate Christian perspective. The authors do not seem to allow that there can be Christian scientists with, say, a view of a guided evolution. The authors force the question to be a purely atheistic view against a purely fundamental view of creationism.
Their point about the lack of Christian scientists is something like this---only 0.2 % of scientists believe that the creation occured as a mass creation of all the species at the same time. I would agree that most Christian scientists don't believe in a fundamentalist "one-instant" creation view, but the book ignores any other possible understanding of God's hand in the making of the universe. Despite the fact that even the Genesis account is evolutionary, ie. it occured over time not in one instant. This study defines Christians on the basis of a narrow "one-instant" understanding of Creation - this very fact is extremely objectionable. We have world class scientists in our congregation who were totally offended by this study, and felt their point of view was neither acknowledged nor represented. The authors seem to want to develop controversy rather than support a God created world.
As a result this book is a collection of controversies without any real understanding of the broad spectrum of literature or arguements from various philosophers, scientists, and Christians in the past... It is inexplicably antithetical to the seeker sensitive values of Willow Creek. I cannot believe they allowed this book to be published under their name.

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