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Observers of Christian schools and the wider American culture know the depths of controversy elicited in recent debates by the topic of origins. Whether the age of the earth or the inception of human beings, concerns about the beginnings of things have led many Christians either to join in culture wars or to flee them. […]
Too many conversations about the environment and environmental education start off on the wrong foot. “What good is a prairie?” “Fracking is going to poison our water supply.” “We need to cap CO2 emissions.” Questions are raised about our values, priorities, and lifestyles—the many things tied intimately to our identities and the things we love. […]
Christians have responded to the theory of evolution in a multitude of ways. Some saw conflict between the scriptures and the theory. Others tried to make peace (“concordism”), either by inserting a long time period between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2 (the so-called gap theory), or by suggesting that the days of creation were very […]