3.1: Lightning Round Part One

Katie and Kathryn tackle a pile of listener questions about the Bible and the beginning of everything.


In the first episode of season 3, Prof. Kathryn Schifferdecker and Katie Langston address these questions:

  • How old is the earth?
  • Were there people before Adam and Eve?
  • When Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden by listening to Satan, was God angry? Didn’t God know this was going to happen and consequences for their sin had to be paid?

Show notes

Biblical books and passages mentioned

  • Genesis 1-3

Topics and themes mentioned

  • Creation Narratives
  • Theory of Evolution
  • The Bible vs Scientific Manual
  • Adam and Eve as Ancient Archetypes
  • Eternals: 2021 Movie by Marvel Studios
  • Faith vs Science Dichotomy
  • Founding Narratives
  • Divine Omniscience
  • Freedom of the Will
  • Divine Knowledge

Ancient works mentioned

  • The Epic of Gilgamesh (translated and edited by Benjamin R. Foster; published by W.W. Norton)
  • Enuma Elish/The Seven Tablets of Creation

Other helpful resources

Katie Langston and Kathryn Schifferdecker talk about beginnings, including: How old is the earth?

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