Seeking Understanding: Martin Klingbeil
For Martin Klingbeil, the Berlin Wall was an immovable landmark that permanently separated him from neighbors in the same city. When the wall fell and Germany was reunited, history unfolded before his eyes leading to a life-long fascination with history and what we can know about the people and events of the past. But history can be challenging, particularly to a Bible-believer. On the one hand, the physical evidence left in history's wake can make the Bible come alive, but what about events recorded in detail for which physical evidence has not been found in the present? Do dramatic stories like the slaying of Goliath by a boy named David wielding a sling really sound credible in the current age? And what happens when the academic consensus swings against the very existence of towering figures like King David in Scripture? Dr. Klingbeil addresses these questions and others in this fascinating episode of the Seeking Understanding series, which was filmed in Switzerland, South Africa, Israel and the United States.
The Theory of Evolution
Charles Darwin's theory of evolution was based on natural selection as the engine of change in living beings. Later, with the advances in genetics, mutation was added to the theory as the source of the variations on which natural selection would act. The mutation-natural selection binomial thus became the main mechanism proposed for biological diversity. Do mutation and natural selection have the creative capacity assigned to them? Can they transform an organism into a different one by means of small changes accumulated over a long period of time? Are there other natural mechanisms that can do the job?
Edward Zinke - Theology, Bible, and History
Edward Zinke has a master's degree in Theology from Andrews University and is the author of several books and numerous articles. He was a co-founder of the Adventist Theological Society and a member of the Biblical Research Institute and the Faith and Science Council.
What is Intelligent Design? How is it different from Creationism? Is it a scientific or a religious approach? Who are its main proponents? What are its main arguments? What can we learn from Intelligent Design? These are some of the questions we answer in our seventh session of Faith and Science Fundamentals.