Reasons to Believe

Natural Disasters

  • Mass Extinction Cycle and Life’s Long History

    Image: The Manicouagan Crater is the largest easily visible impact crater on Earth and the sixth largest confirmed impact crater. It is 100 kilometers in diameter and is roughly 215 million years … more

  • The Importance of Plate Tectonics

    Growing up in the Midwest, I thoroughly enjoyed the impressive thunderstorms that took place during the summer months. I used to watch with rapt attention as lightning streaked across the sky and … more

  • Another Reason to Thank God for Earthquakes

    Earthquakes can be scary, even relatively small ones. Many years ago, when Kathy and I were living in a town house, we experienced a magnitude 6.1 earthquake where we were situated right above the … more

  • Are You Looking for God in the Little Things?

    “Go out and stand before me on the mountain,” the Lord told him. And as Elijah stood there, the Lord passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was such a terrible blast that … more

  • Are Earthquakes God's Fault?

    It was a typical post-church brunch at the local IHOP. The din of countless conversations and forks clanking against plates filled the restaurant. Then, without warning, the floor beneath us began to … more

  • Hurricanes and the Climate, Part 2

    Focusing on the negative impacts of hurricanes, or tropical cyclones, seems easy enough. Yet these systems do benefit the climate system’s balance. A primary benefit of tropical cyclones … more

  • Hurricanes and the Climate, Part 1

    Climate change, especially when associated with anthropogenic causes, can be a controversial subject, sparking debate from various angles. Conflict about human influences on hurricane frequency and … more

  • Why Would God Allow Natural Disasters?

    No one likes natural disasters. They can devastate entire areas and cause human suffering and death, leaving people to wonder why God would allow such calamities. If God created the earth for the … more

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  • Earth Day 2009 - Earth Day Challenge

    God spoke: "Let us make human beings in our image, make them       reflecting our nature    So they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, … more

  • Man and Quakes

    How can a teacher explain to 12-year-olds the issues involved in human origins discussions? Would a benevolent God necessarily have earthquakes as part of his "good" creation? more

  • Where Did Earth Get Its Phosphorus?

    Phosphates serve as the backbone for all nucleic acids and are the major repository of chemical energy for metabolism. The human body contains about 11,000 parts per million of phosphorus by weight. … more

  • More Evidence for the Design of Earthquake Activity

    In the December 2007 issue of Astrobiology Stanford University geophysicists Norman H. Sleep and Mark D. Zoback note that the higher tectonic activity during Earth’s early history could have … more

  • Human Degradation of the Environment

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    A pair of environmental scientists demonstrated the detrimental effects of human activity on the land, thereby affirming a biblical passage that … more

  • What If There Were No Hurricanes?

    Those who have suffered through the recent North Atlantic hurricane season would probably prefer nothing more than an afternoon shower ever again.

    High death tolls, staggering property losses, and … more