Episode 1 - Mind The Gap

On February 4th, 2014 3 million people live streamed a sold out debate between Ken Ham, the founder of the Creation Museum and Bill Nye, everyone’s favorite science guy. The question on the table was, “Is creation a viable model of origins.” Can intelligent, rational people believe the world was created in 6 days? Or has that belief been proven untenable by modern science? It’s an old debate that’s been had on college campuses, coffee shops, and bars by academics and laymen alike for years. What made this debate interesting was that two c-grade celebrities, with little scientific training, and a whole lot of personality were about to duke it out in front of millions. I have no idea who won the debate, but I have a good idea who lost it. We did.

On our very first episode of The Peoples Theology we explore the Bible's creation narratives. How should we understand them? How do we handle the tension between them and modern science? And most importantly, what's the point? 

To help us answer these questions we interviewed Dr. Tim Mackie, professor, skateboarder, and cofounder of The Bible Project (which you need to see if you haven't). 


  • Tim Mackie, Science & Faith Seminar at Blackhawk Church

  • William P. Brown, The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and Ecological Wonder (2010).

  • Richard F. Carlson and Tremper Longman III, Science, Creation, and the Bible: Reconciling Rival Theories of Origins (2010).

  • John Walton, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate (2009).

  • John Walton, Genesis: The NIV Application Commentary (2001).