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Helping Students Think about the Evidence for Macroevolution

When I meet someone who claims that evolution is a fact, I have two questions for him. First, I need to find out what he means by evolution. To do this, I employ a variation of the first Columbo question: What do you mean by evolution? The term evolution can be used to mean a number of different things. Therefore, it’s important to find out precisely what they mean.

Article | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | March 15, 2016

Helping Students Think about the Evidence for Evolution

This month, I want to offer you is a helpful way for categorizing the evidence that is offered in support of macroevolution. By identifying which group any particular evidence belongs to, you will be able to offer a general response. After assessing numerous arguments for evolution, I have found that each falls into one of three categories: exaggerated extrapolations, egregious errors, and equivocal evidence. Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Philosophy | Tim Barnett | March 2, 2016

Was Adam a Real Person?

Last month I was asked to speak at a church on the question “Should Christians Embrace Evolution?” The way you answer this question depends entirely on what you mean by evolution. Broadly speaking, evolution can be divided into two categories: microevolution and macroevolution. Microevolution, or small-scale biological change, is obviously true and is virtually accepted by everyone. Macroevolution, on the other hand, is much more controversial.

Article | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | February 22, 2016

Was Adam a Historical Person?

There are a host of reasons why I believe Christians should not embrace macroevolution. Among the most serious is the theistic evolutionist’s rejection of a historical Adam. In this podcast, Tim walks through three biblical reasons why denying a real Adam creates many more problems than it solves. Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | February 22, 2016

Should Christians Embrace Evolution?

Tim recently spoke at Bethel Church on the question, "Should Christians Embrace Evolution?" Listen as Tim uses logic, science, and theology to answer this question. Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Philosophy | Tim Barnett | February 3, 2016

Why I Don't Speak About Absolute Truth

As Christian ambassadors we must strive to be as effective as possible at communicating our point of view. This entails using accurate and helpful terminology. This month Tim explains why he avoids using the absolute truth, and, instead, opts to speak about objective truth. Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Miscellaneous | Tim Barnett | January 11, 2016

Is Eternal Punishment Just?

Is it just for God to sent billions of people to Hell for eternity for a finite number of sins committed while on Earth? Does this punishment really fit the crime? Many people don't think so. However, this comes from a misunderstanding of both man's sin and God's holiness. This month Tim takes this challenge head-on. Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Ethics | Tim Barnett | December 4, 2015

Can Intelligent Design and Evolution Both Be True?

Tim explains whether or not evolution and intelligent design are compatible beliefs: COMMENTS Read more posts

Video | Science | Tim Barnett | December 2, 2015

Challenge Response: In an Age of Science, It’s Silly to Believe God Created Everything

Here's my response to this week's challenge:   COMMENTS

Video | Science | Tim Barnett | October 29, 2015

Getting Faith Right

Are faith and reason at odds? Is belief in Christianity a blind leap in the dark? In this week’s podcast, Tim explores the relationship between faith and reason, and shows how biblical faith is the exact opposite of so-called blind faith. Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | October 12, 2015