Image of God
It’s the million-dollar question that has perplexed every individual, regardless of education, geography, and economical status: What does it mean to be human?
This question is at the center of … more
Episode #222: Does eternal punishment equal annihilation?; Babel in the Bible, did it really exist?; Do all humans reflect the image of God?; How harmful are human CO2 emissions? more
Tonight marks the opening of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. The opening ceremony is one of my favorite events of the games. I love the pageantry and sense of camaraderie among athletes and … more
Straight Thinking #175: Christianity's Most Humanitarian of Dangerous Ideas more
(05/22/2012) Modern-day supernatural miracles; Explaining God's omniscience; Recreating the human soul? Sediment layers from Noah's flood more
I’ve been addressing a potpourri of topics on my podcast, Straight Thinking. The goal of the podcast is similar to Reflections’: highlighting the importance of careful thinking in relation … more
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
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
“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
In fact, two of the world’s most influential religions offer unique but conflicting answers to this provocative interrogative.
The Eastern mystical religion of Hinduism makes the amazing claim … more
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
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
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
Multiverse and Design Arguments, Traducianism, Noah's Flood more
Evidence for image of God, Old Testament justice abhorrent?, Long life spans, Garden guards more
The Fall and sickness, Speaking in tongues, The image of God more
Peer Reviewing Fine-Tuning Arguments, The Image of God, Propitiation more
Dawkins and giraffes, Infinity and the Multiverse, Language capacity and Imago Dei, Natural evil more
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
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