247: How Old Is the Universe? (5 Views)
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How old is the universe? How old is the Earth? These are questions often asked by Christians throughout the world, seeking to understand the origins of humanity while also seeking to reconcile the words of Scripture with the news updates coming from the world of science.
In this episode, Kenny challenges listeners to be charitable and diplomatic when tackling this topic. Kenny gives various historical insights that are helpful, and then Kenny gives us five perspectives that are often embraced when people are answering this question and when tackling the sub-topics that often arise.
The five views that Kenny talks about:
1- Secular Evolution
2- Young Earth and Literal Six-Day Creation
3- Day-Age Creationist with Era-Long “Days”
4- Old Earth with Gap Theory
5- Old Earth with Historical Creationism
Genesis Unbound (by John Sailhamer)
Four Views on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design (multiple contributors, edited by JB Stump)
Three Views on Creation and Evolution (multiple contributors, edited by James Porter Moreland)
Old Earth or Evolutionary Creation? (multiple contributors, edited by Kenneth Keathley & J. B. Stump,)
Ultimate Proof of Creation (Jason Lisle)
Old Earth Creationism on Trial (Tim Chaffey & Jason Lisle)
Navigating Genesis (Hugh Ross)
The Genesis Debate: Three Views on the Days of Creation (multiple contributors, edited by David Hagopian)
Kenneth E. Ortiz (M.Div.) is a professor and recruiter at Bethlehem College and a pastor at Cities Church in St. Paul, MN. He has 15+ years of vocational ministry experience. He’s also a podcaster, author, and Ph.D. student. Kenneth lives in Bloomington, MN with his wife Malaina, they have one daughter.