Bodie Hodge is, along with me, a general editor and one of the contributing authors of Glass House. He recently shared with AiG staff in our morning staff meeting about this exciting new resource.
He shared that we wanted this book to enrich and equip biblical creationists, as well as be a resource that would challenge both secular evolutionists and Christians who compromise with evolution and millions of years. That’s why we didn’t just deal with the scientific issues in Glass House. This book begins by defining evolution, science, methodology, then delves into the history of belief in the earth supposedly being very old, atheistic religions, and more to give the reader a solid grounding in the theological and philosophical implications of evolution and millions of years. It’s a great way to open the eyes of an evolutionist to the religious nature of this worldview.
The next section of the book jumps right into the scientific arguments used in favor of evolution. Some are the so-called “classics”—like the peppered moths—and others are more recent, such as chromosome 2 fusion. Concepts covered include:
- The origin of life
- Natural selection
- Peppered moth
- Does species equate with the biblical kind?
- Mutations and evolution
- The evolutionary horse sequence
- Whale transitional fossils
- Are birds dinosaurs?
- Human “missing links” and human evolution
- Missing links
- Alleged common ancestry of humans and chimps
- Chromosome 2 fusion
- Vestigial organs
As you can see the book covers a wide range of topics! After looking into the science disciplines, Glass House concludes with a few chapters on the implications of the evolutionary worldview. After all, ideas have consequences and evolution is an idea with far-reaching consequences.
Each of these chapters is written by experts, including scientists with degrees from prestigious universities (two of them with science PhDs from Harvard). I was honored to be one of the general editors as well as co-author of the preface with Bodie Hodge. I also wrote the first chapter on evolution and the church and co-authored the gospel-centered conclusion with Avery Foley.
I encourage you to order your own copy of Glass House today from AnswersBookstore.com.
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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.