Reasons to Believe

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  • The Hunger Games and Human Dignity

    In The Hunger Games, impoverished district citizens must indulge the Capitol’s obsession with fashion, food, and entertainment. The latter comes in the form of a reality TV show that forces … more

  • Blaise’s Best Bet, Part 4: Pascal for Today

    For the last several weeks, I’ve been reflecting on French thinker Blaise Pascal (1623–1662). I’ve discussed his life, his achievements in science and mathematics, … more

  • Personality Profile

    “I certainly have not the talent which some people possess,” said Darcy, “of conversing easily with those I have never seen before. I cannot catch their tone of conversation, or … more

  • My Daughter’s Brain-Mind

    When my oldest child, Sarah (now 24 years old), was a toddler she loved to push the buttons on the keyboard of my very first computer. While I was working on the computer, she would come up to me and … more

  • Singer's Zinger

    While editing Kenneth Samples’ forthcoming book on Historic Christianity’s Dangerous Ideas (working title, Baker, 2012) I discovered this “gem” from Princeton bioethicist Peter … more

  • Sunday School Lesson

    Last week presented me with a challenge: teach creation to a group of children at a church that defaults to the 24-hour view—my church.

    Two years ago I had faced the same situation. It … more

  • God as the Source of Knowledge

    Does the Bible indicate where knowledge comes from? Since evolutionary processes can’t guarantee true beliefs (see Kenneth Samples’ article, p. 3) naturalism as a worldview faces … more

  • A Burst of Creativity

    The growing body of archeological evidence for music as well as visual art seems consistent with a creation perspective rather than an evolutionary one. Advances in prehistoric archeology have led to … more

  • Uniqueness of Human Capacity to Express Malice

    One of the cornerstone doctrines of the Christian faith is that humans alone among all life-forms on Earth are sinners. According to the Bible, all humans and only humans are born with the propensity … more

  • Uniqueness of Social Cognition in Humans

    One of the cornerstone doctrines of the Christian faith is that humans alone among all life-forms on Earth are created in the image of God. Part of this image entails that humans are spiritual … more

  • So Easy a Caveman Could Do It? Part 2 (of 2)

    Last week we explored one aspect of human nature—language—that sets humans apart from animals and we proposed the neural synapse as a mechanism by which a Creator could communicate with … more

  • So Easy a Caveman Could Do It? Part 1 (of 2)

    The slogan of the popular Geico commercials is now familiar to most television viewing people. It shows the frustration, resentment, and anger of cavemen toward certain twenty-first century corporate … more

  • Just Another Animal?

    After all, beginning at a very young age, children watch countless videos and cartoons where animal characters speak and display other human characteristics. And adults can flip to an educational … more

  • How Humans Differ from Animals

    Exposure to the secular, naturalistic worldview--especially in academia--can leave one wondering whether the differences are simply a matter of degree. In this view, mankind leaped to the top of the … more