The favorite planet of every middle school boy, right? While astronomers pronounce the planet’s name with the accent on the first syllable, the planet gets a lot of giggles at the expense of the many who place the accent on the second syllable. But, for a moment, let’s move beyond the planet’s name and try … Continue reading The Peculiar Planet Known as Uranus
I’m bouncing back & forth between Stephen Myer’s ‘Return of the God Hypothesis’ and David Berlinski’s ‘The Devil’s Delusion.’ Myer is a professed Christian. Berlinski is a professed atheist. I love both of these scholars because they are not merely erudite, but unafraid to have civil discourse with someone possessing an opposing worldview. Berlinski’s purpose … Continue reading The Devil’s Delusion
Consider the following statements. How would you respond? I am an atheist. I am not an atheist because it's cool. I am not an atheist because of religious extremism or oppression in some depraved corners of the world. I'm not an atheist because I believe science can disprove God. I'm an atheist because of one … Continue reading What would you say? Part 2 of 2
I recently had a ‘back & forth’ with a skeptic on social media. The man was kind and our debate was civil, but we clearly differed on various aspects of the Christian faith. (The goal of Christian Apologetics is not to win an argument, but to win a friend.) But, the conversation prompted me to … Continue reading What would you say? Part 1 of 2
Have you ever been chosen to sit on a jury? I have. Twice. I distinctly remember sorting through evidence as we inched toward a verdict. Linked here for your critical thinking is an outstanding blog written by physicist, Michael Strauss, for those skeptics who are truly honest in desiring to know if the Christian faith … Continue reading Evidence and the Christian Faith
Don't let skeptics confuse you. It's never "Science vs. Faith", rather it's "Science vs. Science." The Christian faith may go beyond science, but it never contradicts it. Note the following quote from former atheist, Alister McGrath; Oxford; Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics “Science is necessarily agnostic with respect to anything outside of the natural realm. It … Continue reading The Agnosticism of Science
"The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge." Psalm 19:1-2 The biblical view of creation is not in conflict with science; rather, it is in conflict with any worldview that starts without a creator. Our vast galaxy, … Continue reading The Universe is Telling of God’s Glory
A person can neither prove nor disprove the existence of God. What a person with a biblical worldview can do is provide evidence for God’s existence. And there’s plenty of it. Cosmology, teleology, RNA/DNA, human consciousness, just to name a few, all provide hard scientific evidence for a Creator. Further, the historical reliability of the … Continue reading The Reason for God
The Christian graduate student organization I was a part of at Texas Tech University invited Dr. Michael Strauss to speak in 2015. I was given the privilege of sitting down with him over lunch and visiting with him personally. It was dialogue that strained my intellect, to say the least. I continue to correspond with … Continue reading Why is there Something Instead of Nothing?
The Multiverse Theory is the latest attempt by non-Christian physicists to eliminate God from being the “un-caused cause” (as Thomas Aquinas coined the phrase) i.e. the creator of the universe. Here, in this brief 5 minute video, astrophysicist, Brian Keating – University of California, San Diego – answers the question, “What’s the greater leap of … Continue reading Which Takes Greater Faith? God or Multiverse?