Science & Religion

Snippets of True Reason, part 3

Posted by on September 3, 2017 at 7:59 pm

Previous installments of the “Snippets” series covered four chapters each. This one covers the six chapters that make up the (sort of) middle of the True Reason book. Simply put, they “offer arguments for the rational strength of the Christian worldview.” See any familiar names among the authors? Nine: “Reason in a Christian Context” (Peter […]

Amos 8 and a Total Eclipse of the Sun

Posted by on August 20, 2017 at 5:48 pm

“Usually there’s a big ball of light in the sky But now on this Day of the Mon Nothing I can see A total eclipse of the Sun” (with apologies to Bonnie Tyler and James Richard Steinman) I admit, I’m just not that into it. Chasing Monday’s eclipse, that is. I’m a science apologetics geek, […]

Three Questions on Creation, Angels, and Satan’s Fall

Posted by on August 13, 2017 at 10:01 pm

The other day, someone shared an interesting post in a Facebook group that I belong to. It posed some questions from someone named “Dr. Sherlin”, who I am unfamiliar with, but no one in our group commented on it. Sort of surprising, since the subject matter was pretty much on topic for the group. Well, […]

Snippets of True Reason, part 2

Posted by on July 9, 2017 at 9:37 pm

Continuing on from Part 1, these next four snippets from True Reason (eds. Tom Gilson & Carson Weitnauer) provide more “evidence that the New Atheism fails to live up to its claimed connection with reason.” Targets include Sam Harris, John Loftus, and the failure of naturalistic presuppositions. Five: “Unreason at the Head of Project Reason” […]

Snippets of True Reason, part 1

Posted by on May 28, 2017 at 9:09 pm

One of the books I’ve been reading of late is True Reason, edited by Tom Gilson and Carson Weitnauer. It’s a collection of essays (originally published in electronic format) by various Christian professors and apologists, addressing issues related to the claims by today’s “New Atheists” that non-theists “own” reason & rationality, while theists are characterized […]

You Gotta Fight… for Your Right… to Study the Rocks

Posted by on May 14, 2017 at 7:28 pm

“[W]hen the government starts refusing access to even collect the information because it dislikes one scientist’s views, it undercuts science and violates the law.”  — Gary McCaleb, ADF Senior Counsel If the name “Andrew Snelling” is familiar to you, you probably have an interest in the creation/evolution/ID debates. Snelling has been a stalwart on the […]

The “Two-Books Doctrine” and the Belgic Confession

Posted by on March 5, 2017 at 7:31 pm

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” (Psalm 19:1 (ESV)) Have you heard of the “two-books doctrine” before? The short version is that God has given us two books: the “book” of nature (aka general revelation, available for all to see) and, of course, the book of Scripture/Christ […]

Is the Bible History?, part II

Posted by on February 12, 2017 at 9:54 pm

“If archaeologists and historians could not find correlation between archaeology and the biblical text, there would be no such thing as ‘biblical archaeology’. But of course they do find such correlation, and lots of it.”  — Dr. Craig A. Evans, author of Jesus and His World: The Archaeological Evidence This is a sequel of sorts […]

A Symphonic Approach to Reality

Posted by on October 2, 2016 at 7:10 pm

“Is a scientific analysis in terms of light waves more ultimate than a human being’s perception of a red apple?… No, neither one is more ultimate. Reality has many levels, and human beings have many legitimate perspectives.”  — Dr. Vern Poythress As you may recall, I blogged on an excerpt from Vern Poythress’ book, Redeeming […]

Unicorns in the Bible? Not a Problem…

Posted by on June 13, 2016 at 9:25 pm

“God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn.” — Numbers 23:22 (KJV) This week, I decided to do a fun (but, it turned out, rather laborious) study on an issue that some Bible skeptics have used to mock or dismiss the reliability of God’s Word. You see, […]

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