Science & Religion

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, […]

Ramm’s Interpretative Principle for Geology & Biology

Posted by on June 5, 2016 at 8:01 pm

“Almighty God is Creator, World Ground, and Omnipotent Sustainer. In his mind the entire plan of creation was formed with man as the climax. Over the millions of years of geologic history the earth is prepared for man’s dwelling, or as it has been put by others, the cosmos was pregnant with man…. From time […]

Direct Detection of Gravitational Waves and Black Holes

Posted by on February 14, 2016 at 9:16 pm

“Now that we have the detectors to see these systems, now that we know binary black holes are out there — we’ll begin listening to the Universe.”  — Prof. Gabriela González, Louisiana State University I was looking for something science-y to write about this week, and “fortune” smiled upon me with the announcement of something […]

A Biblical Argument for Animal Death Before the Fall

Posted by on December 20, 2015 at 10:27 pm

“Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned — for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, […]

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