Reasons to Believe


  • Worldview Living Rooms, Part 2 (of 2)

    In the first installment of this series I described what I call a “conceptual worldview living room.” I am drawing an analogy from my own physical living room in my home. Just as a … more

  • Worldview Living Rooms, (Part 1 of 2)

    My family and I congregate most often in our living room. My wife and I and our three children have many conversations in that particular room. We even eat some of our meals there, especially when we … 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

  • The Dark and Bright Sides of Cosmology

    Astrophysics has its ironies. Here’s one: Studies of the brightest galaxies in the universe led to the discovery that 99 percent of all matter is "dark matter".1 But matter is only part of the … more

  • Another Survey Question: Homosexuality

    A recent LA Times article titled 3 Former Leaders of Ex-Gay Ministry Apologize described the "wrenching human toll conversion efforts" rued by several former leaders of Exodus International. … more

  • Resistance to Science?

    A few weeks ago, I discussed an article trying to understand the basis for adult “resistance” to science. I put resistance in quotes because the two prime examples of resistance the author … more

  • Hardwired to See Design

    A review article published in Science a few weeks ago makes some remarkable assertions. Regarding a commonsense psychology, the authors highlight a “promiscuous teleology” among children: … more

  • A Worldview Thought Experiment

    In the simplest terms, a worldview may be defined as how one sees life and the world at large. How a person makes sense of the world depends upon that person’s vision, so to speak. The … more

  • What in the World is a Worldview?

    In the simplest terms, a worldview may be defined as how one sees life and the world at large. In this manner it can be compared to a pair of glasses.1 How a person makes sense of the world depends … more

  • Long Way to Go to Foster a Culture of Life

    One of the most important measures on the ballot (at least from my perspective) was almost lost in the coverage of the recent California elections. The Los Angeles Times buried it on page A32 (Nov. … more

  • "Daddy, That Fire Truck Is Broken"

    Applause down the road signaled the first entries in the brief parade. Not your average Fourth of July parade, this procession consisted of local police cars, fire trucks, and a couple of flatbeds: … more

  • Thinking Biblically About the World’s Religions

    Ten major non-Christian world religions abound today: Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Shintoism, Sikhism, Taoism, and Zoroastrianism.1 The so-called minor religions are too … more

  • More Than Intelligent Design

    They swim against the powerful tide of naturalism, and I applaud their efforts and integrity. At the same time, however, I sense a need to clarify a subtle but significant distinction between their … more

  • Anthropic Principle: A Precise Plan for Humanity

    Human beings climb. Always have, always will. First hills, then mountains, then pinnacles so high they're called "death zones." That's as high as legs could carry them, but not high enough. So people … more

  • A Comment on Humility Theology

    The anthropic principle faces serious challenges from outside the disciplines of astronomy and physics. Many scholars in the humanities and social sciences fear that the anthropic principle will … more

  • Worldview Tests

    Nine Methods for Testing a Worldview:

    1. Coherence Test: Is a particular worldview logically consistent?

    An acceptable worldview will avoid "self-stultification," but will have component parts that … more