Point Loma Nazarene University
Professor of Theology & World Religions
Humanity in the Image of God
"I don't believe in evolution, I always want to be free; Ain't gonna let no anthropologist make a monkey out of me." The late Larry Norman is one of my favorite Christian musicians. But I always wince when I hear those lyrics. It's the sort of rhetoric we hear often. Not long ago one of my students said to me, "We're made in God's image, not in the image of monkeys." Just last Sunday, a popular local preacher proclaimed to his sizable congregation that "science will tell us that my ancestor is an ape," but "I can tell you my ancestor isn't an ape; the ape's ancestor is an ape and a dog's ancestor…read more.