Entries by Adam Miller

Are the Days of Genesis One 24 Hour Days of One Earth Week?

A lot can happen in a day. My alarm buzzed at the break of day and I rolled out of bed. After some coffee and a devotional, I double checked the calendar to make certain that I had the date correct. Yep, the day of the meeting was September 19th. We gathered in a church […]

Showing My Cards: Old Earth Creation or Young Earth Creation?

Winning in the game of Poker is as much about acting as it is skill. A bad hand and a good bluff can lead to victory at the table. Skilled players are always on the lookout for the “tell.” This is a change in another player’s behavior or demeanor that gives away their hand. If […]

Museums & Genealogies

Museums are cool! My all time favorite is the Field Museum in Chicago. Many of its artifacts and specimens were originally collected for the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Today it houses the man-eating lions of Tsavo and other interesting things. Who doesn’t love man-eating lions? It made for a cool movie (The Ghost in the […]

“Miller time!” A ministry update from Adam and Renal Miller

“It’s Miller time!” What do you think? I’m looking for a “hook” for our ministry updates here in Louisville. Jay Fast has “Fast Family Bite Sized Updates” and Mark and Kathy Kato have “African Shores” (or something equally cool). “Miller time” is a word of encouragement, voiced by George Kelly whenever I mounted the pulpit […]

How Old is It? Young Earth or Old Earth Creation?

When we are at our best, Christians display “unity in the essentials, liberty in the non-essentials and charity in all things.” Often attributed to St. Augustine, this motto actually comes from a Lutheran named Rupertus Meldenius, who wrote during the 30 Years’ War (1618-1648), a bloody conflict stoked with religious tensions (http://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/essentials-unity-non-essentials-liberty-all-things/). I do not […]

Genesis & the Big Story

If you’re tracking with this series, this is part three of the question: “How should we read it?” In previous posts I have argued that Genesis should be read as theological history within the context of the Pentateuch. It is not a science text book, but when it speaks about matters of history and science, […]

Is it a Science Book?

As a little boy I was fascinated by dinosaurs. I especially liked the T-Rex, muscle bound in haunches and tale and outfitted with a jagged maw. The sharp teeth of these predators cut into my imagination, so much so that I had to ask my mom if they were mentioned in the Bible. With so […]

New Genesis Series: Is it History or Myth?

Nearly every culture has a creation story. Most of them are myth-laden fairy tales, but they make good reading. In Greek mythology, there was nothing but chaos in the beginning, until somehow, the earth (Gaia) emerged and gave birth to the Sky. They made a bunch of babies (six male Titans and six female Titans). […]

The Right to Stoop

The Right to Stoop  Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under His power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so He got up from the meal, took off His outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around His waist.  After that, He poured water into a basin […]