On June 7, we hosted a panel discussion on Dr. Ron Osborn’s book Death Before the Fall: Biblical Literalism and the Problem of Animal Suffering. This discussion touched on some of the following themes:
- 1. Can one be a Christian and an evolutionist? Is theistic evolution an oxymoron?
- 2. Can one reconcile evolution with a faithful reading of the Genesis account of creation?
- 3. How does a theistic evolutionist explain animal cruelty and predation before (the fall of) Adam and Eve?
Our panelists were:
ZANE YI, PhD, Asst. Prof. of Religion, Loma Linda University — MODERATOR
JEFFERY GANG, DMin, Senior Pastor of the Anaheim SDA Church, PhD candidate at University of Aberdeen in Theological Ethics
MAURY JACKSON, DMin, Asst. Prof. of Pastoral Ministry, La Sierra University
JODY WASHBURN, PhD Student at UCLA in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Watch the introductory sermon and discussion here.
You can buy the book here: http://deathbeforethefall.com