Painting: Bouveret's Last Supper

All Things Vile and Vicious, part 3: sin or sacrament?

Jeffrey Mays Biology, Theology, Worldview

Part 3. Reconciling violence among the animal kingdom with the goodness of God’s Creation. It’s not because of sin. Is Predatory Animal Behavior Due to Sin? This is the third and final installment of All things Vile and Vicious. We begin with the summary questions, What do we make of fecundity, predation, and parasitism? How do we reconcile it with …

Does Genesis 1 Demand Belief in a Young Earth?

Jeffrey Allen Mays Earth Science, Theology, Worldview

by Jeffrey Mays Why this subject matters Much of the debate over the age of the earth takes place in geological terms. Scores of books have been published on the subject, each side holding forth with points about radiometric dating, volcanic activity, fossils, and rock formations. My field is not geology. I am a theologian by training, and Biblical interpretation …