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A Reflection on Giving Thanks

Not long ago, I had the privilege of meeting a World War II fighter pilot. Now in his late 80’s, in 1944 he took part in a key battle of the war in the Pacific, a last ditch effort by [Read More]

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The Importance of Faith Formation for Children

As a culture, we continue to slide further away from participation in organized religion, satisfying our need to connect with the Almighty with vague commitments to “spirituality.”  Many modern parents, thinking themselves egalitarian and having little or no religious grounding themselves, decide that the [Read More]

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Why Discussing Evolution Matters

My secular friend and I had reached an impasse. We were discussing the implications of evolutionary biology, along the lines of my previous three posts. I had taken the position that DNA is a complex, information-rich medium and that there [Read More]

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Intelligent Design Is Not Creationism

My last few posts have asked the question, what inference should we draw from the existence of information-rich DNA? I used a few examples, such as the marvel of the human hand, to make the point that things that are [Read More]

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Giving Atheists a Hand

My son needed some help the other night on social studies. He was working on the Paleolithic Age – the Old Stone Age – a time when man first started working with stone and bone tools. That got me thinking [Read More]

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What Evolution Can’t Explain Part II

Well, it didn’t work that way,” she said. I was in the middle of a conversation with my daughter’s high school biology teacher. As I outlined in my last post, we were talking about evolution and, more specifically, how male [Read More]

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What Evolution Can’t Explain

“Let me see if I understand,” I said to my daughter’s high school biology teacher. “The human eye is the evolutionary product of a light sensitive spot on the skin. Is that right?” “Right,” she said. “And by evolution, you [Read More]

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Why A Good God Allowed Adam and Eve To Sin

Non-believers often look for contradiction in the pages of the Bible. They rightly conclude that an intelligent creator would not build contradiction into his inspired word. Imperfect people, by contrast, could easily fall into error which is detectable to later [Read More]

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Why Being Judgmental Is Part of Our Nature

I was listening to a sermon not long ago in which the pastor extolled the virtue of not being “judgmental.” As Christians, he urged, we must be understanding and compassionate and forgiving. And since we can never know just what [Read More]

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