Reasons to Believe


  • A Conversation on the Life of the Mind, Part 3

    Throughout this series RTB editor Maureen Moser and I have been discussing the importance of loving God with our mind (see part 1 and part 2). Scripture is clear that believers are obligated to love … more

  • Reflective Thinking: A Great Idea

    I believe ideas rule the world. I find it very fulfilling to think and talk about the great ideas of history that have succeeded in changing the world. I also love lists. Therefore, knowing me well, … more

  • The World Needs All Kinds of Minds

    I was recently fascinated while watching the biopic about innovator and activist, Temple Grandin. This groundbreaking animal behaviorist exemplifies high-functioning autism (also called … more

  • Ducking Tabloid Science

    Highlighting new discoveries and how they provide new evidence for the God of the Bible marks one of the distinctive features of RTB’s approach to scientific research. Our scholar team works … more

  • Quote of the Week: John Jefferson Davis, 2

    This great impetus to intellectual advance came from the conviction that the Bible was indeed a written revelation of divine origin and authority. Christianity, a “religion of the book,” … more

  • Is TV Bad, Good, or Neither?

    A ninety-plus degree day, an inadequate ladder, shorts instead of jeans, and a non-English or even Spanish-speaking person to spot me on the ladder marked at least several ways in which I was … more

  • Choosing a Christian College

    Sending a student to a Christian college involves a maze of decisions. Not all colleges that bear the title of “Christian” require students and faculty to make a profession of faith or to … more

  • Chapters Get Creative in Outreach

    One of the greatest benefits chapters provide toward fulfillment of RTB’s evangelistic and equipping mission can be called “ministry multiplication.” Local chapters can touch … more

  • How Can I Help My Child Become a Research Scientist?

    Some children are naturally curious about science and want to become scientists. What can parents do to sustain that curiosity and equip children to achieve their life goals? More importantly, what … more

  • Networking with Fuz

    There’s plenty to keep biochemist Fazale “Fuz” Rana on his toes. He has a new book in the works (entitled Creating Life in the Lab), three grown daughters, and a new … more

  • Reading the Outside of the Box

    According to the National Geographic News web site, a major archeological discovery, referred to as “Jesus’ Brother’s Bone Box,” has moved closer to authentication than when it … more

  • Resolutions For the Mind 2008

    I appreciate the idea of making New Year’s resolutions. Since we live such a short time on Earth, yearly reflection about life’s appropriate priorities seems prudent. And even if we fall … more

  • The Life of the Mind, Part 3 (of 3)

    A skeptic recently contended that Christians could never genuinely value and utilize logic and critical thinking because their faith prohibits them from basing their beliefs on rational … more

  • The Life of the Mind, Part 2 (of 3)

    I think one of the greatest apologetic challenges facing Christianity today is the anti-intellectualism present in many evangelical churches.

    Unfortunately, many churches seem to provide spiritual … more

  • The Life of the Mind, Part 1 (of 3)

    The motto for the United Negro College Fund sends chills up my spine whenever I hear it. Its foreboding yet challenging message declares:

    A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

    For the Christian, … more