In January, I had the opportunity to discuss the always popular, frequently controversial topic of the end times on Issues, Etc. with host Todd Wilken, a Lutheran pastor and theologian. Our discussion … more
Along with festive celebrations and traditions, Christmastime also brings with it a more serious focus on hope. Charities and ministries strive to uplift those who are struggling to make ends meet and … more
Episode #290: Were Adam and Eve Genetically Identical?; An Eschatological View of Complex Life's Lifespan; Does Jesus' Supernatural Conception Contradict His Dual Nature? more
Episode #285: Heaven's Clock: What's the Time Difference?; Was Noah's DNA Sufficient for Todays Diversity?; Did Jesus Deny His Trinitarian Nature? more
I have always said that the last topic I would choose to write about was the last days of the world. Well, since I’ve gone and done it we must be at the end. Pretty clever, huh?
My new book on … more
Episode #278: Equipping parents of curious kids; What is dark matter's purpose?; End times and signs in the stars more
I strive to encourage Christians to think carefully and critically about their faith, not only through Reflections but also through two RTB podcasts. On one podcast, Straight Thinking, I lead my … more
Straight Thinking #235: Five-Point Mere Christian Eschatology more
It’s a good thing RTB theologian Kenneth Samples has an end times booklet in the works because the apocalypse is making a big cultural splash at movie theatres. Doomsday is a perennial topic of … more
Straight Thinking #226: Eschatology's Ten Commandments more
Books on Bible prophecy make runaway bestsellers, and the topic of the “last days” preoccupies Christian television programming. With care and discernment cast aside, prophecies and future … more
Episode #252: Scientific opinions of the end times; Does Satan have the power to take lives?; Measurements of the Hubble constant more
Episode #251: Descendants of Adam and Eve; Coaxing Planets to support life; Evolving cold-blooded organisms? more
What are the two most dangerous geometric figures?
A vicious circle and a firing line.
Okay, so the joke is awful, but it highlights the two different ways people throughout history have viewed … more
Episode #226: Music to God's ears; Does God create people who don't want to live?; Four horsemen and history; How will DNA sequencing affect creation models? more
You might have seen Yahoo! News, Asteroid Mining Venture Backed by Google Execs, James Cameron Unveiled, Apr 24, 2012; … more
You might have seen NYDailyNews, "Asteroid 2011AG5 headed to Earth" Feb 28, 2012" Feb 28, 2012; http://www.nydailynews.com/news/asteroid-2011ag5-collision-earth-relax-til-2040-article-1.1030022 more
Evolution of Plant Life, Moon's Orbital Decay, Recommend a Philosopher, Challenge to Amillennialism more
Before working for Reasons To Believe, I spent almost ten years teaching courses in logic, philosophy, and religion at a couple of different public colleges in Southern California. The logic courses … more
How does the follower of Christ appropriately balance present things with future things?
In part 8 of this series I explored the historic Christian eschatological principle known as "already, but not … more