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Does Time Act Differently In God’s Presence?

Published on January 14, 2018 By sirrahc

“Christians want to be under rather than over Scripture, yet we do not want to be anti-science. So what do we do with this apparent antinomy* between the book of Scripture and the book of nature?”  — Jud Davis Believe it or not, I don’t always have a science/faith book in progress. But, prior to […]

About That Newest Exoplanet…

Published on November 19, 2017 By sirrahc

“If scientists are able to detect gases like oxygen in the atmosphere of Ross 128 b, that could be a good indicator of biological processes on the planet.”  — Molly Rubin (Quartz Media) It seems like a new exoplanet (aka “extrasolar planet”, i.e., a planet in a solar system other than ours) is found every […]

The “Two-Books Doctrine” and the Belgic Confession

Published on March 5, 2017 By sirrahc

“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 […]

Ramm’s Interpretative Principle for Geology & Biology

Published on June 5, 2016 By sirrahc

“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

Published on February 14, 2016 By sirrahc

“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 […]

Newsweek Tells Christians They Are Wrong

Published on January 3, 2016 By sirrahc

“Newsweek‘s cover story is exactly what happens when a writer fueled by open antipathy to evangelical Christianity tries to throw every argument he can think of against the Bible and its authority. To put the matter plainly, no honest historian would recognize the portrait of Christian history presented in this essay as accurate and no […]

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

Published on December 6, 2015 By sirrahc

“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

Published on November 22, 2015 By sirrahc

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, […]

Primer on Origins Views for Christians (Part 3a of 3)

Published on August 30, 2015 By sirrahc

“In matters that are obscure and far beyond our vision, even in such as we may find treated in Holy Scripture, different interpretations are sometimes possible without prejudice to the faith we have received.”  — St. Augustine (AD 354-430), Bishop of Hippo, early Christian theologian & philosopher Part 1 Part 2 Part 3b Whereas the […]

A Local Flood Interpretation of Genesis 7

Published on February 9, 2015 By sirrahc

“[I]f the report is a phenomenological depiction, permitting the possibility of a local flood, the meaning is not substantially altered: all that Noah and his generation know is swallowed up by the waters so that none survives.”  — Dr. Kenneth A. Mathews, The New American Commentary, Vol. 1A In my Facebook travels, not long ago […]

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