Reasons to Believe

Life Design

  • Thank God for Mountains

    I grew up in coastal British Columbia and I must admit that I took for granted all the blessings of a mountainous rainforest environment. It was not until I left British Columbia that I fully … more

  • Thank God for Carnivores

    I have observed both inside and outside the church a growing trend of viewing carnivorous activity as a natural evil that pervades the animal realm. This thinking is especially evident among people … more

  • TNRTB Classic: Sperm Whales

    Whales present a prime example of resource management gone wrong. The past three centuries of the whaling industry have driven most whale species to near-extinction. However, in the context of the … more

  • A TNRTB Best of: Thank God for Flowers

    We couldn’t believe our eyes. For several hours Kathy and I had been hiking through mile after mile of mountain meadows filled with an array of flowers of every imaginable color, shape, and … more

  • Thank God for Falling Leaves

    Through a long-term, large-scale experiment, two botanists measured the important role litterfall (leaf or plant litter) plays in providing nutrients to plant life.1 For five years, the researchers … more

  • The Detriment of Promiscuity

    Today, the institution of marriage is under assault like never before. The biblical standard of one man remaining monogamously attached to one woman for life has been diluted to grant an individual … more

  • Thank God for Leaf Litterfall

    My favorite running trails are paths through forests with tall trees and floors heavily laden with leaf litter. The trees shade me from the heat, and the thick layers of leaves on the forest floor … more

  • Setting the Stage for Creation

    At this point in history, the Sun and stars already existed, but from the perspective of a hypothetical observer on the planet’s surface, a cloud cover enveloped Earth in darkness. Water covered … more

  • Thank God for Whales

    At first glance this evidence seems like a point in favor of the evolutionary paradigm, but a closer look reveals otherwise. Evolutionary models prove that, of all animals, whales manifest the highest … more

  • Thank God for the Extinction of Mammoths

    It may seem counterintuitive to thank God for an animal species’ extinction, but new research suggests that the catastrophic elimination of larger mammoth species produced manifold benefits for … more

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  • Thank God for Flowers

    A world without flowers would be a world with little romance. What would Valentine’s Day be like without flowers? A planet without flowers would lack much of the beauty we now enjoy. Imagine the … more

  • Matters of the Heart

    There are certain things that come with being a part of a large extended family—particularly one that is close, geographically and otherwise. For instance, weekend get-togethers look more like … more

  • A TNRTB Best of: Biological Inspiration

    Every summer, comic book movies wow audiences with flashy special effects that make superheroes fly, disappear, transform, etc. Many of us can’t help wishing we possessed superpowers of our own. … more

  • An Ocean of Wonder

    The recent discovery and analysis of a planet described as “something like our own Earth” highlights the point. This particular planet, with the colorful name GJ1214, is about six and half … more

  • Biology-Inspired Adhesion

    Ever wanted to scale a shear wall without worrying about losing your grip? How about meander across the ceiling? Thanks to inspiration from beetles and some hard work in the lab, equipment for such … more

  • Symbiosis Studies Reveal Stunning Complexity

    March 1, 2010 Dr. Hugh Ross

    If you know about the relationship between flowers and bees, you know the basics of symbiosis—two dissimilar species living together interdependently. To account for … more