Paul Van Stralen

  • Go with the flow, (pun intended).  Church order is a guide and ought to be followed.  Of course, there will be exceptions.  When consultation with council can happen, great, if not then go with...

  • Stephanie, I'm impressed by your intellect, but dismayed at how quickly you dismiss Behe and others who disagree with your point of view.  Rather than denigrating their conclusions, it would be...

    posted on: Genesis - Again!
  • Allen, it is interesting that some scientists can look at the evidence and conclude it is an old earth/universe.  Others view the same evidence and conclude it is a young earth. ...

    posted on: Genesis - Again!
  • Allen,

    I really appreciated that class, especially the Polkinghorne book.  I understood the evidence presented in the "Origins" book, but I disagree with their...

    posted on: Genesis - Again!
  • We're looking at this too.  What about people who marry into the church, but for whatever reason are unable to attend pastor's classes and so fail to meet the criteria for doing a profession of...

    posted on: Membership - Again
  • Steve, there are many resources out there.  Biblicaltraining.org is a great place, full of information, I believes it offers courses for credit as well.  It was started by William (Bill) Mounce...

  • I've come across this as well I think from the folks at The White Horse Inn, Alistair Begg, John Piper, Mark Driscoll et al.  I don't remember it being spoken much of in the CRC or...

    posted on: The 2 Judgements
  • Yes, that's exactly right!  I'd forgotten that.  Evolution assumes a blind watchmaker hypothesis (in this case the big bang is the watchmaker), there is no outside influence.  God has...

    posted on: Genesis - Again!
  • Hi Allen!

    Of course God is the God of science and God, by definition, being all powerful, all knowing, etc. can do whatever he wants to do.  On the one hand (the...

    posted on: Genesis - Again!
  • Professor Davis Young once said in a lecture something along these lines, "I think the earth is old, the geological record looks old.  That's based on my understanding of geology...

    posted on: Genesis - Again!