Science & Religion

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, […]

So, You Want to Learn about Old-Earth Creationism…

Posted by on December 6, 2015 at 11:23 pm

“Increasing our understanding of truth constitutes a large part of our assignment here on Earth…. As scientists discover more and more about the realm of nature and everything within it, including ourselves and our beginnings, we can be certain that the evidence for its divine design as well as for the divine inspiration of Scripture […]

Thank God for Sperm Whales and Other Predators

Posted by on November 22, 2015 at 8:01 pm

As this year’s Thanksgiving celebration approaches here in the U.S., we are encouraged to consider all the things we have to be thankful for. Of course, the usual things tend to be family, jobs, food on the table, good friends, homes, cars, etc. Some of us go a little further, mentioning things like books, games, […]

What’s in a Meme?

Posted by on October 18, 2015 at 6:55 pm

You know what a meme is, right? If you are thinking of those captioned photos that seemingly everyone shares on Facebook these days (e.g., see pic below), you would be wrong. Or, at least, that wasn’t the “meme” I was asking about. I’m not sure if the social-media type meme came about as an effort […]

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