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Shaky Part 3: When Doubts Come From Conflicting Commitments

Some people don’t want to embrace Christianity because they are committed to ideas or lifestyles they don’t want to abandon. They think, If the Bible is true, then I’m in trouble. I don’t want to change my lifestyle or behavior, so instead I’m going to try to ignore what the Bible says. If you meet someone who opposes Christianity, you might ask, “What are you afraid would happen to you if you became a Christian?”… Read More →Shaky Part 3: When Doubts Come From Conflicting Commitments

How Is Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Shaping Your View of the Universe?

Cosmos A Space Time Odyssey poster

The cosmos is all there is, was, or ever will be.” Carl Sagan recited this creed at the outset of each episode of Cosmos, the wildly popular PBS show that debuted in the 1980s. A generation later, Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy, has revived the show, which is devoted to a reverent, accessible, and almost giddy exploration of the universe.  

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Bill Nye and Ken Ham Debate the Earth’s Origins – Do Our Origins Matter?

Bill Nye and Ken Ham Debate the Earth’s Origins – Do Our Origins Matter?

Although Bill Nye claims that creationism is not a viable model of origins in today’s scientific era, he remained baffled by the origins of consciousness and the cause of the big bang. “It’s a mystery!” he exclaimed. Origins matter. If human beings were created in the image of God, then we are more than mere animals. 

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How Did Math Become So Interesting?

Dr. Jeff Myers

I’ve always found inspiration in ag­nostic scientist Robert Jastrow’s statement about the limits of science: “For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountain of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.” 

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Leaving Psychology Behind

Leaving Psychology Behind

Modern American psychology, like the land of ancient Gaul, is divided into three parts. This division of psychology into three types is necessary because each type has its own advantages and failures and each has a different relation to the Christian faith. In addition, each displays its own distinctive facets of the contemporary idolatry of psychology. 

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The Garden and the Wilderness

The Garden and the Wilderness

Genesis 1:1 tells us, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Verse 2 adds, “The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” Verses 3 through 30 then tell us how God went about giving form and content to what was once without form and void. Throughout the process, He brought increasing order out of chaos…. 

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Science and the Bible

Science and the Bible

It’s the first day of school. As you walk out of Biology class, your friend, Joey, pulls up beside you in the hall and says, “Mr. Matson was really onto that “evolution” and “creation” thing today in class. I don’t see what the big problem is. What does it matter what you think about how life originated?

Joey has a point. What difference does it make what you believe about the origin of life? 

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Academic Freedom Day

Academic Freedom Day

The famous Pink Floyd song that laments, “We don’t need no education / We don’t need no thought control,” is not just the rant of a rebellious mind; it is also a sad commentary on the lack of academic freedom in education today. Academic freedom does not simply mean you have the freedom to agree with everyone else. True academic freedom means you have the freedom to think for yourself — even when your views run counter to the majority “elite.” 

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