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Admonitions to a Disappointed Young-Earther

August 23, 2015 by

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This article was also published at SBC Voices by Ken Hamrick Recently, I came across a paper in the Journal for Baptist Theology & Ministry, written by Dr. Kenneth Keathley in 2013, entitled, “Confessions of a Disappointed Young-Earther.”[1] The piece is well done and gives an informative summary of the various arguments and supposed problems of the […]

Shedding Light on the Length of Pre-Sun Creation Days: A Text-Based Approach

February 6, 2015 by

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by Ken Hamrick In the ongoing debate over the Genesis creation account, one supposed problem that seems particularly troublesome for many is the question of the length of a day prior to the creation of the sun (on Day 4). Since the sun is the means by which a day is usually measured, then it […]

Old-Earth Compromisers: Preconceived Skepticism Shrouded in ‘Open-Mindedness’

January 30, 2015 by

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by Ken Hamrick Old-Earth Creationists, who accept the evidence-based claims that the earth is billions of years old, ought to honestly acknowledge that their view does not rest on natural evidence, but upon their own prior skeptical denial of creation by divine fiat (or, command). It is dishonest to put forth such a view as […]

A Discussion with J.W. Wartick on Recent Creation and Apparent Age

November 17, 2014 by

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by Ken Hamrick Apologist J. W. Wartick recently posted an article on his blog, entitled, “Do Young Earth Creationists Advocate Appearance of Age?” He is an Old-Earth Creationist who argues that appearance of age would be deception on God’s part. I disagree, and have been engaging him in discussion in the comment section. You might find […]

Let Scripture Speak for Itself

November 12, 2014 by

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by Ken Hamrick When it comes to understanding the Bible, the intended meaning of the author ought to be held in such importance that the text is allowed to speak for itself—with every effort made to not read into the text ideas that were not intended—and to get our clues as to what was intended […]

Can Evolutionary Clues Cure Cancer? | Answers in Genesis

November 3, 2014 by

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A physicist and an astrobiologist team up to explain to medical doctors how knowledge of evolution holds the key to curing cancer. Scientific American: Did Cancer Evolve to Protect Us? Curing cancer is high on everyone’s wish list for the 21st century. Could the key be billions of year’s old? A National Cancer Institute project […]

Exciting Happenings at Ark Property! | Around the World with Ken Ham

October 25, 2014 by

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These are exciting times at AiG. The life-size Noah’s Ark project is moving ahead in leaps and bounds. This past week, the board of directors met at Answers in Genesis. They were given a detailed update on the Ark Encounter project, to be built off I-75 (between Cincinnati and Lexington, Kentucky). Because of the intense construction […]

Will “Creation” Be Dead in 20 Years? | Around the World with Ken Ham

October 23, 2014 by

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Earlier this month, Bill Nye (TV’s famous “Science Guy”) appeared on Global News’s The Morning Show on October 1, 2014 and, speaking about people who believe in biblical creation, boldly predicted that “In another 20 years those guys will be just about out of business.” Other secularists (I recall some back in the 1970s) have made similar […]

Is the Ebola Epidemic Evolution in Action? | Answers in Genesis

October 20, 2014 by

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by Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell, Dr. Georgia Purdom, and Dr. Tommy Mitchell on October 20, 2014 The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has already claimed over 4,000 lives—more than all previous Ebola epidemics combined—and it is showing no sign of slowing. The first (and we hope the only) Ebola death on American soil occurred in Dallas, […]

“Creationism Is About … ” Well, the Bible! | Around the World with Ken Ham

October 17, 2014 by

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According to a science and religion blogger with the not-so-reliable Huffington Post, the evolution/creation debate is not about science or even the Bible—it’s about gay marriage! Well, that’s certainly news to me! Writer Paul Wallace claims that he could never understand why creationists reject the “tsunami of unambiguous evidence that forces us to believe in […]

Review of Hugh Ross’s Navigating Genesis | Answers in Genesis

October 10, 2014 by

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Dr. Hugh Ross’s Navigating Genesis: A Scientist’s Journey Through Genesis 1–11 is, sadly, a great tool for steering the uninformed and the gullible into a shipwreck of faith, not for removing stumbling blocks to faith as Dr. Ross misguidedly attempts. Guided by his devotion to the secular dating methods, Dr. Ross distorts the Bible’s claims […]

An Irenic & Vigorous Creationism Discussion at SBC Voices

September 23, 2014 by

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by Ken Hamrick Most debates between Old-Earthers and Young-Earthers deteriorate to anger and ad hominem after about 100 comments. Recently, SBC Voices posted my article, “Helping Old-Earth Creationists Face the Supernatural Question,” which had been posted here. The discussion at Voices went to 308 comments before Dave Miller shut it down—probably for reasons of length. […]

Helping Old-Earth Creationists Face the Supernatural Question

September 16, 2014 by

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by Ken Hamrick Instead of arguing for or against the scientific evidence, or arguing the merits of possible exegetical ways to reconcile Scripture with a billions-of-years chronology, I propose that—for the sake of argument-–we eliminate the evidence question all together. We can do this by accepting all the scientific claims at face value, and still […]

Recent Fiat Creationism: Rendering Evolution & Old-Earth Evidence Irrelevant

January 29, 2014 by

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This article was written to answer the questions, “What if evolution were proven to be true? How would that affect your faith?”  by Ken Hamrick One of the best ways to defeat an opposing argument is to render its evidence irrelevant—establish that even if their evidence is accepted for the sake of argument, your position […]