Monday, May 1, 2017

Get ready for week 1

It's time to start reading! In preparation for the first seminar on 5/8, we will be reading the intro and chapters 1-4 of Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design. I know this seems like a lot but it's laying the groundwork for understanding the four views we'll be discussing.

Each week I will post a discussion guide with the main topics for those chapters written as questions.  You don't need to look at this before class unless you want to and I'll have these printed out for everyone in class. Most of the questions are answered in the chapter and I'll review in class to make sure we understand the authors' points, but we'll also discuss how you would answer some of the questions.  For some chapters, I also listed a few Discussion Question numbers...these refer to the "Questions for Reflection and Discussion" at the end of each chapter.
Week 1 Discussion Guide

The discussion guides refer to charts that I've put together into a packet that we'll use in class. All of the charts mentioned in the guides are in the packet, except the "Genesis 1 Framework" chart which is from Mark Barry and downloadable on his website.
Chart packet (updated on 5/18)

The first time we meet, you'll get a folder with the discussion guide and charts and you should bring this each time we meet along with the Origins book.  Can't wait to get started!

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