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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 […]

Why People Believe and Why People Kill: Countering Dennett and Harris

Published on March 22, 2015 By sirrahc

A few weeks ago, I said I would be sharing a few more passages from Dr. David Bentley Hart’s book Atheist Delusions. In this citation from early in the book, Hart is in the midst of pointing out some of the bad arguments, poor understanding of both religion and history, and sanctimony in the anti-religious […]

Hugh Ross: In the Beginning

Published on July 27, 2014 By sirrahc

This post is a little different — a break for me (since I wasn’t sure I’d have something else ready in time) and, hopefully, a treat for you. It is a video from a conference held not long ago at Woodcrest Worldwide Church called “In the Beginning” — not to be confused with another conference […]

Fun Facts about Bellybutton Lint

Published on June 15, 2014 By sirrahc

Have you ever been posing for a picture and the photo-taker tries to elicit smiles by announcing, “Everybody say, ‘Fuzzy navel!’”? Or, maybe you or someone you know ordered the mixed drink — usually, peach schnapps and orange juice — called a “Fuzzy Navel”. Ever wondered where the name came from? Me, too. I haven’t […]

Response to a YEC about Creation and the Bible, part 2: Plain Readings and Explanatory Power

Published on April 6, 2014 By sirrahc

Unless you somehow missed it (and how could you?!), the previous post was the first part of my response to a Young-Earth Creationist, who expressed several concerns about my Old-Earth Creationist comments at the STR blog. I don’t recall the exchange being contentious, but “Doc” sure did think I was in danger of compromising the […]

Response to a Skeptic about Biblical Cosmology, part 2: Geocentrism and Bad Hermeneutic

Published on March 9, 2014 By sirrahc

  A couple days ago, I published Part 1 of my response to a skeptic regarding biblical cosmology. I covered a couple major points and, hopefully, demonstrated that not all Christians interpret the creation passages the same. Furthermore, I think I showed how important is careful hermeneutic, and that it reveals a harmony of God’s […]

Quasi-Postmortem on Nye vs. Ham Debate

Published on February 6, 2014 By sirrahc

The debate is over, and the contestants and their audience have all gone home. But, of course, the debate still rages on, especially on the “interwebs”. I have been reading various comments by people who watched it. There are the devoted naturalists/evolutionists who are sure that Bill Nye “won”, maybe even kicked butt. There are […]

Millions of Years of Disease in a ‘Very Good’ Creation (Part 2 of 2)

Published on February 17, 2013 By sirrahc

“Men seek an explanation of suffering in cause and effect. They look backwards for a connection between prior sin and present suffering. The Bible looks forwards (sic) in hope and seeks explanations, not so much in origins as in goals. The purpose of suffering is seen, not in its cause, but in its result. The […]

The Women on the Ark (Part 1 of 2): Linking Back to Eve

Published on July 29, 2012 By sirrahc

Once upon a time, I was listening to two of my heroes, Drs. Hugh Ross and Fuz Rana of Reasons to Believe, discuss how current genetic research points to the origins of humanity (i.e., modern Homo sapiens) from a small population in or near Northeastern Africa dating back a few tens of thousands of years […]

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