Where Science and Faith Converge
Publications

Facts for Faith

More
  • Advance Holds Potential To Resolve Cloning's Ethical Challenges

    October 20, 2009

    Clonaid's claim to have produced the first human clones propelled the ethical debate about human cloning to the headlines last December. Given this fanfare, the debate has tended to focus on reproductive cloning—the use of cloning to generate a human being—and its bizarre societal and familial side effects. What deserves greater attention, however, is therapeutic cloning, a (potential) cloning application considered far more important to the biomedical and scientific communities and one far more ethically challenging.

    • Stem Cells/Cloning
  • Embryonic Stem Cell Research - An Interview with Dr. Fazale ("Fuz") Rana

    October 20, 2009

    Stem cells are associated with certain tissues in the human body. These cells serve as a source of replacement cells when a tissue's specialized cells die from disease or injury. Tissues that possess stem cells have the capacity to regenerate.

    • Stem Cells/Cloning
  • The Tricky Topic of Halloween

    October 2, 2004

    Halloween is approaching, a time for many to stock up on candy, pick out costumes, and deck their halls with spooky decor. But is this extremely popular tradition (especially in the United States) the devil's night, a literal satanic and occult extravaganza? Or is Halloween a harmless celebration?

    • General Apologetics
  • Come As You Are

    October 1, 2002

    As I approached the front door, Lisa Wolfe opened it and embraced me like an old friend even though we'd met only briefly on two other occasions. Hearing our voices, her husband Paul walked to the entryway; he too offered a hug.

    • Testimonies
  •  
  • Biotic Borders: Cell Membranes Under Scrutiny

    July 1, 2002

    Although the Piscataqua River forms a natural boundary between Maine and New Hampshire, these two states have disputed the exact location of their border for the last 260 years. Maine contends that the state line runs through the middle of the Piscataqua River. New Hampshire maintains that the boundary lies on the river’s north shore.

    • Primordial Soup
    • Prebiotic Chemistry
  • The Faint Sun Paradox

    July 1, 2002

    Debates over global warming—how to measure it, the causes and effects, what to do about it and when—have raged for decades, with no resolution yet in view. Huge media coverage and multiplied millions of research dollars have focused on the possible impact of a fraction-of-a-degree average temperature increase worldwide over the span of a century or so.

    • TCM - Faint Sun Paradox
    • TCM - Cosmic Design
    • Solar System Design
    • Faint Sun Paradox
  • Jonathan Edwards: An Awakening of Heart and Mind

    July 1, 2002

    A sense of God’s majesty combined with desire for deep spiritual intimacy characterizes one of America’s greatest evangelical thinkers.1 Known as the theologian of God’s sovereignty, Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) made enduring contributions in the fields of theology, philosophy, and the psychology of religion. A nurturing pastor, frontier missionary, and bold revivalist preacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ, Edwards exemplifies a man who integrated reason (the mind) and personal devotion (the heart) in unwavering dedication to the sovereign God revealed in creation and Scripture. These convictions helped Edwards stand firm during a time when a new “enlightenment” threatened Christianity, much as it does today.

    • Church Fathers
    • Historical Theology
  • Noah’s Flood: A Bird’s-Eye View

    July 1, 2002

    "Yes," Miss Johnson replies, "The whole Earth." Thus, a Sunday school teacher often settles the question of whether the Genesis Flood was global or regional.

    • Geology and the Bible
    • Problem of Evil
    • Geophysical Design
    • Scientific Evidence for an Old Earth
    • Flood Geology
    • Natural Disasters
    • Scientific Evidence for a Young Earth
    • Creation Passages
    • Biblical Evidence for an Old Earth
  •  
  • Thinking Biblically About the World’s Religions

    July 1, 2002

    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 numerous to count (e.g., various basic or folk religions, native American, African, etc.).2 Many people wonder how this morass of religious claims relates to biblical truth, and more specifically how it relates to the truth-claims of historic Christianity.3

    • World Religions/Cults
    • Worldviews
    • Religious Pluralism
  • Cosmic Brane Scans

    July 1, 2002

    As physicians use scanning devices to view the hidden structures and activities of the brain, astronomers can now use distant supernovae and high-resolution cosmic background radiation maps to scan the structures and properties of “branes.” This new capability allows them to examine the most remarkably fine-tuned feature of the universe: space energy density, or the self-stretching property of space.1

    • Origin of the Universe
    • Multiverse
    • Particle Physics
    • Constants of Physics
    • Universe Design
    • Unification
    • TCM - Origin of the Universe
    • Quantum Physics
    • Laws of Physics
    • Einstein / Relativity
    • Big Bang
    • TCM - Cosmic Design
    • String Theory
    • Astronomy and the Bible
  • Oceans Under Ice

    July 1, 2002

    Recent work at the University of Arizona leaves planetary scientists who have been searching for life on the Jovian moon Europa skating on thin ice.1 However, the actual problem involves thick ice. This water world encased in a continuous sheet of ice is one of NASA’s chief targets in its quest to find life beyond Earth.

    • Life on Other Planets
  • More Than Intelligent Design

    July 1, 2002

    Scholars involved in what has come to be known as “the Intelligent Design movement” deserve respect.

    • Scientists
    • Intelligent Design Movement
    • Naturalism
    • Legal Issues
    • Philosophy of Science
    • Religious Pluralism
    • General Apologetics
    • Ethics
    • Worldviews
    • Atheism
  •  
  • Any Lost Books?

    July 1, 2002

    Many bookstores carry titles in the religious section suggesting the discovery of lost books of the Bible. The Gospel of Thomas, unearthed in the Nag Hammadi library in Upper Egypt in 1945, serves as a well-known example of one such lost-and-found ancient manuscript. The idea that lost books of Scripture may exist excites some people and jars others. It certainly raises questions: “Have archaeologists uncovered ancient biblical texts that cast doubt on the current canon of Scripture?” “Is it possible that the Bible is incomplete?”

    • Bible Difficulties
    • Biblical Inerrancy
  • Book Review: A History of Apologetics

    July 1, 2002

    Christian apologists can learn much from the apologetics masters of the past. Yet, unfortunately, works that carefully recount and catalogue the history of Christian apologetics are rare. This rarity is likely due to the fact that the author of such a work must possess substantial scholarly competence in multiple academic fields––including theology, philosophy, history, culture, and science.

    • Historical Theology
    • Historical Apologetics
  • Sun’s Stable Fluctuations

    April 1, 2002

    The Sun has the reputation of being the most stable burning star, astronomers observe. Its extreme stability allows humans to exist on Earth. But this stability won’t last forever.

    • Global Warming
    • TCM - Faint Sun Paradox
    • Solar System Design
    • Faint Sun Paradox
  • Apologetics Is What?

    April 1, 2002

    During my travels, I speak to thousands of laypeople every year who seem uninformed about the subject of apologetics. When I report that one of the topics I teach and write books about is apologetics, some seem to think that I’m in the business of apologizing for the Christian faith. The question for this issue is “Apologetics is what?”

    • General Apologetics
  •  
  • Some Like It Hot—but First Life Did Not

    April 1, 2002

    Cedric and Winnie have finally saved enough money to buy a house. They dream about owning a Victorian cottage in a serene older neighborhood. They hope to find their home near Winnie’s workplace and in a community with outstanding schools for their two young children.

    • Extremophiles
  • Predictive Power: Confirming Cosmic Creation

    April 1, 2002

    Scientists focus enormous effort on turning detections (observations and measurements) into predictions. Meteorologists use data to predict temperatures, wind, and precipitation. Astronomers use data to predict meteor showers and eclipses. Physicists use data to predict the existence of fundamental particles. Seismologists use data to predict volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

    • TCM - Big Bang
    • Atheism
    • Universe Design
    • TCM - Origin of the Universe
    • Scientific Evidence for an Old Earth
    • Origin of the Universe
    • Big Bang
    • Biblical Evidence for an Old Earth
    • Scientific Evidence for a Young Earth
    • Astronomy and the Bible
  • Rare Sun

    April 1, 2002

    How often have you heard that “the Sun is just an average star?” If you’ve watched many TV documentaries or read introductory astronomy books, chances are you’ve heard it more than once. In fact, even most astronomers still believe the Sun is just an average star.[1] As you may have already guessed, I’m not one of them. But, holding a minority position does not necessarily make me (or any scientist) wrong. Showing that the Sun is not average is easy.

    • Faint Sun Paradox
    • TCM - Cosmic Design
    • TCM - Faint Sun Paradox
    • Solar System Design
    • Galaxy Design
  • Missing Solar Neutrinos Found

    April 1, 2002

    What makes the Sun shine? Where does Earth’s life-sustaining radiation originate? Astronomers answered these questions in part with the discovery of nuclear fusion, the same process that powers the hydrogen bomb.

    • Particle Physics
    • Laws of Physics
    • Constants of Physics
    • TCM - Cosmic Design
    • Quantum Physics
    • Universe Design
    • Solar System Design
    • Einstein / Relativity
  •  

About Reasons to Believe

RTB's mission is to spread the Christian Gospel by demonstrating that sound reason and scientific research—including the very latest discoveries—consistently support, rather than erode, confidence in the truth of the Bible and faith in the personal, transcendent God revealed in both Scripture and nature. Learn More »

Support Reasons to Believe

Your support helps more people find Christ through sharing how the latest scientific discoveries affirm our faith in the God of the Bible.

Donate Now

U.S. Mailing Address
818 S. Oak Park Rd.
Covina, CA 91724
  • P (855) 732-7667
  • P (626) 335-1480
  • Fax (626) 852-0178
Reasons to Believe logo