Category : Humans

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Blindly Trust Our Church Leaders?

Should we blindly trust our church leadership to tell us what the Bible means? My article “Stop Ignoring the Dinosaur in the Room!” referred to a New York Times article that extolled people for doing this because they “had more…

May 27, 2020

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The Evidence Keeps Messing With the Narrative: Neanderthals Were Smart

[Originally published as A Cord of Three Strands] …a threefold cord is not quickly broken (Ecc. 4:12) How smart was a Neanderthal? During the first half of the twentieth century, artists and experts emphasized an animalistic depiction, with pictures that…

May 21, 2020

A Pro-Lifer’s Guide to COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates, Part 1

Vaccine manufacturers are in a race to see who can get a COVID-19 vaccine to market first. Of course there are a multiplicity of factors that come into play regarding an individual’s decision to consent to a receive a vaccine…

May 20, 2020

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Humanity’s Place in Creation

[Originally published as How Was Man Created?] The creation of man is told a little differently than the plants and animals. While he is still spoken into existence (Genesis 1:26), he is made in the image of Elohim, which includes…

May 15, 2020

Man sitting at the summit of a hike overlooking Kepler Bay NZ: Image by Gerralt van Soest from Pixabay

You Are a Philosopher

[Originally published as the first half of Beware of Philosophy] A colleague of mine once said, “Stay away from philosophy. The Bible says that philosophy is bad and that we should avoid it.” But does the Bible really say that?…

April 30, 2020

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One Man’s Journey from Meaninglessness to Jesus

Need a dose of encouragement that God is at work, even when opposition is coming from all sides? Today’s video shares Dr. J’s story of recognizing his need for hope beyond what the world offered, the winsomeness of a Christian…

April 28, 2020

coronavirus

Is COVID-19 Bad?

With this interruption to our normal lives COVID-19 has caused, I think we need to ask ourselves: Is it actually a bad thing? How should we respond to this? Should we be taking all the measures that we are taking…

April 21, 2020

Stop Ignoring The Dinosaur In The Room!

The opening skit of Saturday Night Live (SNL) on Saturday, March 07, 2020, started out with Beck Bennett playing Vice-President Mike Pence.1 “Mike Pence” was announcing “President Trump has put me in charge of the coronavirus, even though I don’t…

March 24, 2020

Flag of Brazil painted on a brick wall, photo credit: George Hodan

Brazil and Evolutionary Consensus Denial

[Originally published as The Inquisition Is Furious About Brazil!] Bill Nye says and writes a lot of ignorant things (see here, here, here, here, and here, for example). While it is hard to choose the most ignorant statement he has ever made, this one has…

March 9, 2020

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Play in the Dirt, it’s Good for You!

[Originally published as A Dirty Childhood Can Lead to a Healthy Life] One of the proposed explanations for the rise in allergies seen in the industrialized world is the hygiene hypothesis. It argues that many children who live in industrialized nations…

February 24, 2020