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Creation, Evolution, The Courts, & Public Opinion

In the book Darwin Day in America, author John West shows how evolutionary thought, inspired by Charles Darwin and accepted by his followers, has impacted various parts of society. Far from mere biology, Darwin’s theory of random mutations filtered by … Continue reading

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If Evil, Then Good

It appears obvious to most people that we cannot have a crooked unless we first have a straight to measure it against. Sure, the crooked stick can exist, but the only way we know to call it crooked, instead of … Continue reading

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Hard Questions for Christians

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Christian and Athiest Talk About Hell

A: I can’t believe you Christians would really believe in a God that would want to send people to suffer in Hell forever. I hate the idea of a goody-two-shoes God who thinks like that. C: So you’d rather be … Continue reading

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The Gospel of Thomas vs. The Bible

Periodically we meet people who bring up the subject of extra-biblical writings such as The Gospel of Thomas. In various ways the claims are made that flawed human decisions were made about what books were to go into the Bible. … Continue reading

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What If Operating Systems Were Religions?

A bit of levity for the software geek:  What if Operating Systems Were Religions? Possibly too much inside humor, but a bit of lightheartedness is needed sometimes.    

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Sam Harris’ Morality

Atheist writer Sam Harris book The Moral Landscape includes Harris’ argument for a morality ultimately based in human experience of natural physical forces. His book includes the following: Many people seem to think that because moral facts relate to our … Continue reading

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Free Will & Brain Science

Whether humans have conscious choice about their actions is an important question when discussing subjects such as morality and the soul. If God exists and has made us in His image, then we have a soul, are not merely body, … Continue reading

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Duck! They’re Shooting At Us!

A pretty good analysis by Jerry Walls about the recent Phil Robertson statement about the sin of homosexuality. You can find it here.   One of the several excellent points: Now it is one thing to exercise intolerance in the … Continue reading

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I Feel Marriage is Redefined

The state of Utah has struck down portions of its marriage law and began opening the door for polygamy. This is no surprise, for Christians have been saying polygamy would be an inevitable outcome of the current worldview. What is … Continue reading

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Lawrence Krauss Gets Nothing For Christmas

I’ve shamelessly borrowed this . . . thought I’d have a bit of fun at Christmas. This is an inside joke about philosophy and apologetics. Most likely only funny if you already know the discussion . . . physicist Lawrence … Continue reading

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Quantum Vacuum and the Cheshire Cat

The book Who’s Afraid of Schrodinger’s Cat? by Ian Marshall and Danah Zohar is subtitled An A-to-Z Guide to All the New Science Ideas You Need to Keep Up with the New Thinking. The publisher says the book “offers clear, concise, … Continue reading

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Former Muslim Speaks of Islamization of Europe

In contrast, here is what Jesus said about how we should treat our enemies: Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, … Continue reading

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Faith and Trust

In trying to help us learn the meaning of faith, John Lennox recently said the following: Christopher Hitchens gives one of the most wonderful examples that I have ever come across: “If one must have faith to believe in something, … Continue reading

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Yet Another Anti-Religious Intellectual Turns Christian

Another person has become Christian due to being faced with the message of the Bible and the strong evidence of Christianity. Kirsten Powers, reporter and political commentator, was once a die-hard New York anti-religious person . . . until she … Continue reading

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Catholicism & Devotion to Mary

Note: Sorry for the long post. This post is not typical for this blog. The Roman Catholic Church (RCC) has been a bit of a lightning rod through the centuries, with much pro-and anti-catholic rhetoric being written. Emotional arguments are … Continue reading

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Psychological Need and God

The psychological need for there to not be a god would be at least equal to that of the desire for there to be one. The desire to be independent and not answer for our actions would be an equal … Continue reading

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Cosmological Argument, Sufficient Reason, & Causality

Thomas Aquinas, in his massive work Summa Theologica, included five logical explanations for the existence of God. If people know anything about Aquinas, they know the five ways. Unfortunately, Aquinas is often misunderstood. A key, but often misunderstood concept is … Continue reading

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Why Would God Destroy Sodom and Save Lot?

Another question from a skeptic about the Bible. Question: Why did God allow Lot and his daughters to escape from Sodom and Gomorrah” He destroyed those cities only to later have Lot and his daughters engage in incestuous fornication. (Genesis … Continue reading

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Ministry work and personal downtime will likely have me away from the blog for a few weeks. Meanwhile, I have some excellent links to other related sites on my blog roll. You will be challenged if you visit them.

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Stalin, Christianity, & Communism

Joseph Stalin was a key leader in the early communist movement that took over Russia and formed the USSR. If there is any question as to the position that communism places on religion, Stalin left no doubt as to the … Continue reading

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Hitler, Christianity, & Atheism

A popular modern myth is that Hitler and his Nazi leaders were Christian. I recall seeing images of Hiter in church, I believe at the baptism of Hermann Goring’s child. Some insignias on Nazi uniforms are reported to have contained … Continue reading

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George Washington

George Washington (1732–1799) was the first President of the United States, 1789–97; Chancellor of the College of William and Mary, 1788–99; President of the Constitutional Convention, where the United States Constitution was formulated, Commander in Chief of the Continental Army … Continue reading

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Contingency, Causality, & God

There is a principle of causality that states, in its simplest form, that every effect has a cause. This can be challenged by those who claim the problem of induction, namely that we have not observed every effect being generated, … Continue reading

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Time to Support the Christian Service Brigade

I can heartily endorse the Christian Service Brigade, a program that trains young men to be leaders and shows them what it is like to be a disciplined man. You can find out more about the program here:  http://www.csbministries.org/ I … Continue reading

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The Religion of Peace and the Cancellation of Arab Festival In Dearborn

It appears the Dearborn Arab Festival is cancelled for this year. Probably a good thing, for after the violence done last year by the followers of the religion of peace, someone could have gotten seriously injured this year. (be sure … Continue reading

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How Can I Know I’m Not God?

Several religions and belief systems hold humans to be God. We can know this is not the case for the following reasons: God is the first cause of all that is, what Aquinas described as the first mover, the unmoved … Continue reading

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Can Atheists Answer Why?

The following video clip of atheist Richard Dawkins provides a rather clear perspective on the atheists’ view of meaning: Here Dawkins tells us that he can easily answer why birds have wings “from an evolutionary standpoint.” Presumably this would involve … Continue reading

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A Biblical Lesson: Rightfully Dividing the Word

Modern skeptics and Bible critics sometimes pick out individual passages in the Bible and hold them up as if they are universal commands to be maintained for all time. Such interpretation is not handling the text for what it claims … Continue reading

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A Sermon in Memory Of . . .

Originally posted on treasureinaclayjar:
I preach almost every week. I always work hard, but alas, there are some weeks when (for whatever reason) sermons are more effective than others. And then there are those times when something you write, and…

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