Theoecology Journal
Charlie Darwin vs Dr. George

Description

The Theoecologyjournal is open access, peer reviewed web-journal that seeks to bridge the gap between the sciences and theology by promoting dialogue and charitable interaction amongst researchers, students, and professors. Please visit The Journal’s Core Values to better understand the unique framework to which this journal ascribes. The Theoecologyjournal is copyrighted and may be used in digital and print format as long as proper methods of citation are utilized. Please see the letter on copyright and manuscripts for guidelines pertaining to the submission of papers. If you would like to submit an article please visit HERE. Additionally, you will want to review theEditorial White Paper before submitting an article.

Editorial Board

Dr. Robert George,
Theoecology Journal Director
Raleigh, NC

Dr. Bruce Little,
Center for Faith and Culture,
Raleigh, NC

Dr. Craig Bartholomew,
Redeemer University,
Ontario, Canada

Dr. Dwayne Milioni,
Open Door Baptist Church
Raleigh, NC

Dr. Steven Bouma-Prediger,
Hope College,
Holland, Michigan

Mr. Tom Rowley,
Director, A Rocha USA,
Frederickburg, TX

Dr. Bruce Ashford,
Dean of College, SEBTS

Dr. Dyron Daughrity,
Pepperdine University,
Malibu, CA

Dr. Mike Bazemore,
William Peace College,
Raleigh, NC

Dr. Reggie Harrell,
Environmental Science,
University of Maryland

Dr. Rusty Pritchard,
“Flourish”, Atlanta, GA.

Essays

Old Earth Creationism by Roberty Y. George
In the following pages, I have written on my convictions about the evolution of a group of interesting invertebrate animals (Isopoda Crustacea) that I have researched for over half a century. I am convinced that these creatures originated way back when the earth had just one ocean (Tethys) and two huge land masses, one in north called Laurasia and one in the south known as Gondwana land. Science has clearly proven the so called ‘continental drift theory’ to show that these two huge continents, particularly Gondwana land disintegrated and broke into different continents that drifted as tectonic plates to take its current places on the globe today. The ‘Young Earth Creationists’ (YEC) such as Henry Morris and his son John Morris are in total denial by literally believing that God created the universe and the earth in six 24-hrs days, as given in the Genesis account of creation in the Bible (Morris, 1993, Morris1994). Nevertheless, as early as in 1989, Hugh Ross (1989) wrote his book “The Finger Print of God” to advocate the ‘Old earth creationism’. Recently Ross (2008) wrote his book “Why the universe is the way it is.” This paper is written with the primary purpose to convince these dedicated theologians who believe in “Young Earth Creation’ theory that they must respect the views of science and dedicated scientists.. Another reason for writing my views is to point out that many Christians like Francis Collins, author of “Language of God” (Collins, 2006) and Denis Alexander of Cambridge University, author of “Creation and Evolution: Do we have to choose” (Alexander, 2008), including Roman catholic leader Pope Benedict, have embraced the theory of “Old Earth Creationism” that I have clearly supported here by presenting with sufficient fossil evidence the evolutionary history of isopod crustacea.

Conversation with Creationist John D. Morris And Genesis vs Science On How Whales Evolved by Robert Y. George
There is undoubtedly nothing as grand and mind-boggling as the sight of a huge blue whale elegantly passing through the frigid-cold waters of the Southern Ocean around Antarctica, sieving through the filter-feeding basket of baleen plates vast quantities of the tiny crustaceans called krill, I devoted nearly a decade of my professional career at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington to study the adaptations and the population densities of these tiny creatures around the Antarctic Peninsula where krill populations serve as food for penguins, seals and whales. This effort led to the 1982 First Antarctic krill symposium that I organized at Wilmington, North Carolina (George, 1984). Since this event, there is a renewed interest to save both the whales and the krill that are declining and more so over the past two decades and the glaciers are melting too with ongoing climate change.

Articles

Common Problems, Uncommon Grounds: Bridging the Faith Divide on Ecological Issues by Michael G. Bazemore
When Pope Francis extended a hand to the religiously unaffiliated soon after his election to the papal throne, suggesting that Catholics and non-believers could be “our precious allies in the effort to defend human dignity, in building a peaceful co-existence between peoples, and in carefully protecting creation,” it was music to the ears of many in the non-theistic community. Later still, when he suggested to atheists, “Just do good, and we’ll find a meeting point,” voices could be heard among non-theists thanking the pontiff for his recognition of their potential for good (to be fair, there was also a good bit of snark in the response, as well). This goodwill was somewhat undercut as the Vatican began rolling back the more radical implications of this message. Still, a hand of cooperation was offered, one which I have suggested atheists would be foolish to ignore, inasmuch as we are able to agree on what constitutes human dignity, cooperation and environmental stewardship.

Birth and Growth of Christian Missions In South India and A Road To Christian Creation Stewardship Definition by Robert Y. George
Protestant Christianity was first founded in the late 18th century in a town called Palayamcottai with a tiny congregation of just 40 members, the first one being Clarinda. This humble beginning blossomed into the Tirunelveli Diocese, the largest Christian Diocese in the continent of Asia. The infant church was supported by two British missionaries from Trustbuster, Rev. Schwartz and Rev. Jaenicke and some Christian converts (originally Hindu) like Royappan, Savarimuthu and Anandaprakasam. In the annals of the history of the Thirunelvelli Diocese, the development of the very first Christian village ‘Mudalur” (meaning literally ‘first village’) in 1799 was indeed a major milestone. This event really paved the way for ‘en masse’ conversion of numerous people belonging to the Nadar caste and the missionary work of SPCK under the guidance of the Rev. David Geicke and Rev. Kohlhoff Hough. My father Rev. Robert Simon’s elder sister Mary was married to Rev. Gurubatham who spent 12 years as pastor of the Mudalur CMS church and I spent several weeks in the summer when I was a infant in my aunt Mary’s house, the parsonage in Mudalur. This village is a typical little Christian settlement with less than, a thousand inhabitants.

Theologian Albert Mohler: Conflicting Worldviews in a Secular Pluralistic Society and an Appeal for Theoecology Collaborations for Creation Care by Robert Y. George
I heard the renowned theologian Dr. Albert Mohler, Jr. on September 12, 2013 at the Lewis Drummond –Russ Bush Lecture*, sponsored by the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Mohler joined the faculty of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky in 1983 and a decade later he was appointed a the president of this prestigious theological seminary . The title of his talk was “What I have told you in the Darkness, Say in the Light: Christian Truth Telling In A Secular Age: Mathew 10: 26-33.” Dr. Mohler was born in Lakeland, Florida in 1959 and now at age 54 he is energetic, intelligent and fully devoted to Christ.

Book Reviews

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