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Random Designer: Created from Chaos to Connect with the Creator

by Richard G. Colling

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Colling, a biology professor at a Christian University, presents an argument for why Christianity and evolution are not at odds. He presents a model for understanding the relation between them that he believes does not fall into the pitfalls that often affect intelligent design. Using various scientific theories he explains why, even with our current understanding of science and God, it is ultimately reasonable to assume evolution and a belief in God/Christianity can easily go hand in hand. ( )
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Random Designer proclaims a new vision of God s creation. Written using simplified language and illustrations for working professionals, pastors, teachers, students and general audiences, Random Designer establishes a whole new creation paradigm. It describes how the forces of randomness and chaos, which play central roles in our physical existence, are actually creative. The Creator simply taps these apparently random physical processes to accomplish his higher goal the creation of human beings capable of consciously perceiving and acknowledging him. With this new awareness, we, as his ultimate creation, are free to explore the limits of our physical and spiritual potential. For the first time, we can freely consider what it means to be made in the Creator s image, to sense and acknowledge His presence and to experience a close meaningful relationship with Him. If you have ever been told that to be a Christian you must choose between science OR faith; evolution OR creation; Biology OR the Bible, the message of Random Designer is that this is simply untrue: God is in them all. Thus Random Designer invites believers and non-believers to reconsider the question of God. Random Designer takes a more positive and constructive approach. Introducing a concept called random design, Random Designer explains many basic principles of life, then uses these insights to reveal how science and biology - including evolution are fully compatible with belief in God. The essence of Random Design is elegantly simple: No Limits From the formation of the heavens to the development and nurture of life itself, all possibilities are automatically assembled and tested. Thus, in the most unexpected and extraordinary ways, random design endows all creation with boundless life-giving potential. The ultimate result is nothing less than spectacular - Us For ages, Christians have huddled in fear behind scientifically indefensible concepts of creation, like 6-day creationism and now intelligent design, quaking in the thought that science might somehow have the power to disprove God s existence. Random Designer helps show that this is not true. Science has no such power On the other hand, God is not limited to literal interpretations of scripture, nor will He remain confined to rigid, man-made religious doctrines. His creation and revelation are ongoing. People must never be required to deny the realities of God s living world in order to be accepted into the community of Christian faith. The truth is that the science-religion conflict is but a man-made myth: There is no conflict in the mind of God. Faith and intellect really can go hand in hand: They need never be at war. If the ultimate goals of Christian apologetics are to seek out truth and to credibly keep God in the equation of life, Random Designer accomplishes this goal. By building credible bridges between science and faith, it establishes a safe harbor a place where one can freely explore and embrace the wonders of God s creation revealed by science while at the same time holding fast to faith and belief in God. Reflecting the highest intelligence, Random Designer creates a scientifically accurate conceptual framework where science is free, but just as importantly, God s place is permanently secure Random design seems like a paradox a contradiction of terms. But random does not mean unimportant or without design. A message of hope, purpose, and peace resonates from the apparent randomness In fact, it has always been this way. In the midst of the most profound mysteries and apparent paradoxes, there one encounters the miraculous. Random Designer is a relationship quest - the story of an eternal Creator who harnesses the apparent random forces of nature for an exquisite and divine purpose to draw mankind to Himself. Join the journey to discover the true Random Designer - God. The adventure begins with a single step of faith "… (more)

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