Category : Death and Suffering

Is the Retro view of Genesis Right?

How it is possible for death to exist prior to the Fall (Gen. 3)? In a book published in 2009 we find the view that the death, destruction and disease seen in the fossil record are the retroactive punishment of…

April 19, 2017

Evolution and the character of God

Last month I was talking with a friend who believes God used evolution to bring about life on earth. He believes that Genesis is fully compatible with the theory of evolution, and that enormous epochs of time transpired during the…

March 1, 2017

Corruption and Creativity

Clomp, clomp, clomp.  My high-heeled boots hit the tile floor as I walked.  As if floating on air, my friend lightly ran across the open room towards me, full of excitement.  “Want to see the invitations?” She asked as she…

October 28, 2016

Feasting Fish

My excitement and nervousness rose as the powdery gray dust puffed up from where both my friend and I carefully chipped away at the flaky gray rock, revealing tiny areas of black, little by little. Those little areas of black…

October 21, 2016

The Dragonfly’s Demise – By Karl C. Priest

During a hot summer day I was doing some yard work at the edge of a wood line on the hill behind my house. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a rapid movement and heard a fluttering…

October 1, 2016

A Praying Mantis Hunting Hummingbirds

With its instant reflexes, the praying mantis is one of only a few creatures known to successfully capture, and eat hummingbirds. We recently discovered this curious insect on one of our hummingbird feeders. So I found a camera and recorded…

September 20, 2016

Is Creation Relevant? Part 2: Undisputed Evidence

In part 1 of this article, we began to explore the dynamics around the question, “Is creation relevant?” What we found is that to God, it is quite relevant – it is the first thing he wants us to know…

July 4, 2016

Unburdened

The narrow, rocky path through the canopy of brush looked very inviting to my weary mind.  Like the heavy backpack I carried hiking up the rough path, I had been feeling the problems, decisions, and tasks of daily life weighing…

April 15, 2016

Destruction of the Ammonites

You might come across passages that talk about the destruction or judgment of the people group of “Ammonites” in the Bible, when reading through the Old Testament.  Some of these irritating Ammonites tried to prevent Nehemiah from re-building the wall…

April 1, 2016

Life’s First Cry

I tried to breath as quietly as possibly, as mixed anticipation and excitement in the room grew. Suddenly, amid the other sounds of labor and childbirth, the first cry of a little baby reached my ears. Hearing that first cry…

January 15, 2016