Lita Cosner, B.A., M.A. Biblical studies, New Testament (USA)
Lita Cosner became a Christian in 2002, partially as a result of creation materials she found through CMI which answered her questions about the Bible and Christianity (see her
own account). She joined CMI as Information Officer in 2010, and is a prolific contributor to the website, Creation magazine, and our in-depth Journal of Creation. She is well-known for her gracious, yet challenging responses to questioners and often detractors who contact CREATION.com
Lita is a specialist in New Testament studies and obtained a B.A. (
summa cum laude) in Biblical Studies from Oklahoma Wesleyan University in 2008. She received an M.A. ( cum laude) in New Testament from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2012. Her thesis is titled Jesus the Honorable Broker: A Social-Scientific Exegesis of Matthew 15:21–28.
Her passion is interpreting the New Testament in a way that is understandable to the average Christian, as well as showing how the New Testament authors used the teachings of the Old Testament as the foundation for their theology, particularly in the area of Creation. She is the co-author of the booklets
How Did We Get Our Bible? and Gay Marriage: Right or Wrong?. Her talk, Creation in the New Testament and Why it Matters, is available as a video download. Lita is available to speak at conferences, seminars, and specialist women’s events.
See a sample video of Lita Cosner:
VIDEO A selection of her articles can be seen below. Creation magazine Journal of Creation Selected CMI website articles Apologetics Biblical theology How can we be sure we have the Word of God? God’s wisdom in creation Mary: the biblical woman behind the cultural legend The vital importance of the historical Adam Would Christ create through evolution? If Jesus paid the penalty for sin, why do Christians die? Reconciled with God Celebrating gender confusion A review of A Peculiar Glory: How the Christian Scriptures Reveal Their Complete Truthfulness by John Piper Part 1: David the Young Earth Creationist Part 2: Praising the Creator in the Psalms Part 3: The Creator’s relationship with Israel and the Church Was the Bethlehem star a comet? Has the New Testament been corrupted? Did God create an ‘open’ universe? What does the Bible really say about homosexuality? Biblical reasons to affirm the creation days were 24 hour periods Thinking about chronology The incarnate Word in John 1 Are there gaps in the biblical genealogies? Eve’s offspring, the serpent, and his offspring—Part 1 Eve’s offspring, the serpent, and his offspring—Part 2 Eve’s offspring, the serpent, and his offspring—Part 3 The new earth Is God a ‘moral monster’? God’s Not Dead movie review Are there side issues in Scripture? Broken images Is God inconsistent? Politicizing Jesus: A review of Killing Jesus: A history by Bill O’reilly and Martin Dugard Adam and Eve Human/animal hybrids: are they possible, and could they be saved? An entire universe … wasted on us? The use of creation in the Old Testament Yahweh the Creator God of Israel Does God care what I wear? Hell questions answered Did the Fall destroy God’s image in man? Interpreting the early chapters of Genesis Our Triune God Why would a loving God send people to Hell? Correcting misconceptions on creation and the gospel Did Jesus have a wife? The Bible: is it guilty until proven innocent? It’s not Christianity! What the New Testament doesn’t say The global flood—according to the New Testament A review of The Sign: The Shroud of Turin and the Secret of the Resurrection by Thomas de Wesselow A riff on Genesis hits a few sour notes. A review of Rob Bell’s Everything is Spiritual Is Christianity ‘for whites only’? The genealogies of Jesus Did Matthew misuse the Old Testament? Christianity Today? What happens when speculative science and questionable exegesis collide Did God create over billions of years? The Resurrection and Genesis (available in Polish) Did Joseph of Arimathea move the body? Evolutionary syncretism: a critique of Biologos “Evolutionary creation”, round squares, and other nonsense Is the Bible one book or 66? A response to Timothy Keller’s ‘Creation, Evolution and Christian Laypeople’ What’s in a pronoun? The divine gender controversy London Times reports that the Bible is not anti-female: is this news? The ‘gender neutral’ Bible Emasculating Scripture for political correctness A ‘Wicked Bible’ for the 21 st century? Politicizing Scripture: Should Christians welcome a ‘conservative Bible translation’? Do creationists hate science? Compromising chaplain castigates creation Compromising chaplain castigates creation, round 2 Animal cruelty and vegetarianism Can compromisers really be saved? The failure of evolutionary orthodoxy Pew survey reveals basic ignorance of Christian belief The Emergent Deception—the evolution factor The lead codices—this year’s ‘Gospel of Judas’? Hidden messages in Scripture? Is the Bible an immoral book? Education Pro-life Science Selected feedbacks Is the Bible’s historical record reliable? How can we tell when the Bible condones what it records? Correcting a cultist with truth and grace Does the Bible condone slavery? Answering questions about the pre-Fall world Effective witnessing with creation evangelism Does animal death glorify God? Animals eating animals Esther Mark Must we believe in Christ to be saved? The authorship of the Gospels and answering the Christ myth What about those who have never heard the Gospel? Are all evolutionists atheists? Why doesn’t God answer all our questions? Religion in schools? God’s justice, mercy, and creation Is the Bible a reliable historical record? Answering atheist arguments Can you be a gay Christian? What is the problem with starlight in transit? Is the Torah historical? Was there really no death before the Fall? Are there other valid interpretations of Genesis? Priest calls CMI heretical Does God repent? Adam’s sin: Are we punished for it? Why Christianity? Did Jesus believe Genesis? Should I attend a gay wedding? Near–death experiences and the authority of Scripture Will Heaven be boring? How should we interpret the numbers in the Bible? Does creation damage Christianity’s credibility? What about asexuality?? Why does CMI focus on creation? The Trinity vs Unitarianism, and explaining the Bible on homosexual behavior Is Genesis infallible? The essential doctrine of the Trinity ‘What if Jesus tells you you’re wrong?’ Buddhism and other religions Evidence for an old earth? The Gospel and Transsexuals Why did Jesus have to die? Can CMI refute … ? Answering moral nihilism Why is Jesus crucial for Creation? Should we be open-minded? What is our motivation? The reality of suffering, and the Gospel confronting culture Is the Bible reliable as a historical record? Is creation apologetics a problem? Muhammad was wrong … what about Moses? Evolutionary psychology: explaining everything … and nothing What distinguishes origins and operational science? Communicating truth with grace Do Christians worship the one and only God? The secular ‘ten commandments’? Are women genetically superior to men? Talking and mythological animals in the Old Testament Abortions vs miscarriages Virtual debates, real-world doubts Does God have a ‘moral obligation’ to His creation? Why do some Christians suffer more than others? Do animals possess morality? ‘One long ad hominem’ Immigration, culture, and Christ The Fall and the existence of other religions Copycat copout: Jesus was not made up from pagan myths Hitler, the Dalai Lama, sin and salvation; and the religion of North Korea Was the Virgin Birth non-miraculous?; and should Christians bother with atheists? Can we know the truth? Is charity more important than apologetics? Is Belief in God a case of Christian wish fulfillment? Does a worldview have to be livable? Is Genesis poetry? and Who was the father of hermeneutics? Is the Bible our sole final authority? The limitations of physical evidence Ghosts, experience, and the Bible Gospel Dates and Reliability Out of Egypt: Could so many Israelites have crossed the Red Sea? Logistics of the Exodus Did Eve have a “Moral compass”?; and the “120 years” of Genesis 6:3 Does CMI think women are inferior? Is the whole creation fallen? Can pantheism explain morality? And, the fight-or-flight response and the Fall Badly designed arguments—‘vestigial organs’ revisited Errors in the Bible? Deny vote to creationists? 6,000 years of biblical history: Questions and answers Biblical vs evolutionary perspectives on attraction Resources