Date of Award

Spring 2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Barnett College of Ministry & Theology


Department of Christian Ministries and Religion

Primary Advisor

Dr. Mike McCrary

Second Advisor

Dr. Mike Tenneson

Third Advisor

Dr. Jim Vigil


Genesis’s creation narrative is crystal clear: God is eternal and preeminent, humankind is made in his image, and all nature results from God’s spoken word. Christocentric truth bursts forth from the opening words of creation, reality transcended by the Son of God. However, particularly in the years following the beginnings of Darwinian theory, questioning of the biblical creation narrative and variant versions of that narrative has exponentially expanded. This project is intended to biblically and systematically underscore the supernatural attributes of the Creator and the inerrancy of the Bible that God inspired, to determine hermeneutical and scientific costs associated with Christians’ creation views with particular emphasis from those derived through Day Age and Young Earth perspectives, and to develop and teach an adult curriculum describing creation views and costs. All Christians and theologians possess creation perspectives; it is a matter of ascertaining the repercussions of said perspectives that this project endeavors to discover. Finally, this project is practically designed to assist all pastors and Christian leaders who are responsible for relating the Creator and his creation to others.