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Earth’s Furnace Is Ideal for Life

January 20, 2020

Getting heat to cold places, especially during winter, ranks as a great human concern and source of comfort. And though we may not ever think……

Earth Design

Complex Life Requires a Lot of Energy

January 13, 2020

Have you ever had one of those mornings where you wonder where your get-up-and-go went? It takes a lot of energy to face the challenges……

Solar System Design

The First Noel 2.0

January 06, 2020

Today marks the traditional date for the Epiphany and Christmas carols are still ringing in my head.…


Diamonds Are Forever, But Not Earthquakes or Life

December 30, 2019

"Diamonds are a girl's best friend." So the song goes, but the processes that created these gems, namely earthquakes, have not generated such lyrics. Understandably,……

Earth's History

The Cell's Design

But Do Watches Replicate? Addressing a Logical Challenge to the Watchmaker Argument

January 22, 2020

Were things better in the past than they are today? It depends who you ask.…

Intelligent Design

The Flagellum’s Hook Connects to the Case for a Creator

January 08, 2020

What would you say is the most readily recognizable scientific icon? Is it DNA, a telescope, or maybe a test tube?…

Intelligent Design

Genome Code Builds the Case for Creation

December 18, 2019

A few days ago, I was doing a bit of Christmas shopping for my grandkids and I happened across some really cool construction kits, designed……


Mutations, Cancer, and the Case for a Creator

December 11, 2019

Cancer. Perhaps no other word evokes more fear, anger, and hopelessness. It goes without saying that cancer is an insidious disease. People who get cancer……

Intelligent Design


A Movie to Make You Think: The Two Popes

January 21, 2020

The great Yale church historian Jaroslav Pelikan once called the Roman Catholic Church ʺthe most formidable religious institution in the history of America and of……

The Beatles

Is Salvation Graspable and Resistible?

January 14, 2020

At once mysterious and compelling, the question of how human beings obtain salvation and whether they can lose it has preoccupied Christians of all traditions……


Thursday Theology from John Jefferson Davis

January 07, 2020

We can all benefit from succinct, well-stated insights from people who have thought through theological ideas. I like to draw attention to these nuggets of……


Reading as the Foundation of Learning

December 31, 2019

How important is reading in becoming an educated, wise, and thoughtful person? Many educators identify reading as the foundational discipline to all fields of study.……

Reflective Thinking

Theorems & Theology

Mosaic Eve: Mother of All (Part 2)

January 23, 2020

In Part 1 of "Mosaic Eve," I set the stage for considering how God might introduce enough diversity into the human population from a founding……

RTB's Creation Model

Mosaic Eve: Mother of All (Part 1)

January 16, 2020

In a previous blog on Adam and Eve, I mentioned that the RTB model of human origins dated the range of an historical, sole progenitor……

RTB's Creation Model

How Can Christians Disagree over Adam and Eve?

December 19, 2019

RTB is committed to the goal of showing exemplary character when Christians disagree with one another. We aim to do so respectfully and humbly as……

RTB's Creation Model

Leaning in with Hope

November 07, 2019

The work we do at RTB has at its core the desire to help you and others see the heart of God, his love, his……

Problem of Evil

Impact Events

Thinking Rightly about God: Ham vs. Zweerink Follow-Up, Part 2

October 25, 2019

The recent old-earth/young-earth discussion on Justin Brierley's Unbelievable? podcast revealed a number of differences and similarities between Ken Ham and me. Two important areas of……


AI Investigations: Philosophy Is Not Dead

October 18, 2019

Why can we think about the universe when the universe cannot think about us? This simple, yet profound, question leads to fascinating philosophical, theological, and……


Biblical Evidence for an Old Earth: Ham vs. Zweerink Follow-Up

October 11, 2019

On September 25, 2019, Justin Brierley's Unbelievable? show posted a video where Answers in Genesis founder Ken Ham and I discussed our different views on……

Biblical Evidence for an Old Earth

Another Bizarre Exoplanet

September 13, 2019

What does the discovery of a strange new planet mean? From any perspective, it may mean that the universe continues to surprise us with its……

Solar System Design


God Created a Home for Us in a Sacred Place

January 24, 2020

When I reflect on the first verse in the Bible, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" (Genesis 1:1), what often comes……

Did Moses Write the Torah? A Brief Positive Case for Mosaic Authorship: Part 2

January 10, 2020

Part 1 of this two-part series cited two reasons to believe the traditional view that Moses authored the first five books of the Bible (Pentateuch……

Did Moses Write the Torah? A Brief Positive Case for Mosaic Authorship, Part 1

December 27, 2019

The notion that Moses actually lived and wrote the first five books of the Bible has long been rejected in academic circles and is now……

Do Extremophiles on Earth Mean that Life Is Common in the Galaxy?, Part 2

December 13, 2019

fisherman grabs his net with a rather large mesh size and heads for his favorite lake. After a day of fishing, he notices that his……

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