Walton does an outstanding job relating academic ideas in a down-to-earth style. He presents his propositions in a clear and logical manner that is eaWalton does an outstanding job relating academic ideas in a down-to-earth style. He presents his propositions in a clear and logical manner that is easy to follow. He follows each chapter with a summary,and summarizes everything at the halfway point and again at the end so there is not much room for misunderstanding. Then he answers a few common questions at the end in a Q & A style. Its pretty concise and logical laid out. Which makes for a great and quick read for such a heavy topic
Never before has the teleological ideas of Genesis 1 been needed more than today. The modern world is so confused when it comes to our purpose, we assume that God created us merely to be happy, whether his happiness our ours, but its much deeper than that. But the ideas expressed in Genesis 1 as interpreted here are implicitly related to environment, sexuality, family, and every aspect of human activity and life.
When I was in middle school my public school teacher told us when explaining evolution that evolution does not disprove creation, but explains it (this was southwest Louisiana, 1982). As I read the bible throughout the years I never really questioned the 6 day account in Genesis as contradictory to evolution, until I watched a series of videos by a 6 Day Creationist. So I subscribed to that idea for about 2 years, but after thinking and reading about science it I dismissed it after awhile.
The problem I faced was that I wasn't comfortable with the 6 Day = 6 Eons theory either, it just didn't make sense in light of the sequence. For instance Day one begins with the Earth already created, and the Star aren't there until day 4. So that didn't add up.
Walton gives me a satisfactory explanation along with a deeper appreciation for Genesis 1, as much more than just an account of creation.
His premise is both compatible with a literal 6 Day Creation theory and Evolution, as well as any other creation theory. The main thrust being that God is highly involved and science provides no mechanism for teleological philosophy in regard to the origins of life, it cannot explore the "why" questions only the "how" questions. Science cannot and will not tell us the purpose of the universe, or why we are here, or even if we have a purpose or not… and it should not.
The last chapter gives advice to educators concerning teaching teleology and philosophy in regards to the science of origins. ...more
As an amateur preacher this book provides timeless instruction for aspirations to preach effective sermons.
The authors provide practical instruction aAs an amateur preacher this book provides timeless instruction for aspirations to preach effective sermons.
The authors provide practical instruction and wisdom on sermon preparation and delivery. You won't read anything novel here, but as you read you'll find yourself saying, 'why didn't I think of that?'
Without going into gimmicks, you will find some of the best ways to approach and preach the OT, something I love to do, but now realize I could do it much better by The apication of this book.
It's a short read, and I've already bought 4 copies for other aspiring preachers in my church community. I would think it would have been printed by a major publisher and available to all, but I had to order my first copy off eBay, and the others from second hand sellers here in amazon....more
Very inspirational and educational. As a person interested in yet ignorant of space travel, not knowing the challenges and difficulties, this was a boVery inspirational and educational. As a person interested in yet ignorant of space travel, not knowing the challenges and difficulties, this was a book that helped me begin to understand and start to dream again.
Hope dawns in me when I think it's possible that in my lifetime we could see a settlement on mars. But doubt remains because I know how slow our government works but there's still a little bit of hope.
I quite enjoyed Aldrin detailing his ideas, and his inclusion of others.
Now I feel like I know enough to begin to ask questions....more
Throughout this book I had wished time and again for the ending to come out different. Yet the irony is that it's the tragedy that made the story stanThroughout this book I had wished time and again for the ending to come out different. Yet the irony is that it's the tragedy that made the story stand the test of time. The odds were greatly against them, and the betrayal sealed it.
Pressfield is a gifted writer and storyteller. I was immediately drawn in both by the story and the prose. Except for his use of swear words, it was beautiful and poetic, even in the tragic parts...more