Introduction One of my favorite movies is Ocean’s 13 ¬– despite the fact that I’m not into gambling – because it shows the incredible amount of effort it would take to beat the casino’s odds of winning – the odds are always in favor of the house. The movie lays out a plan hatched by … Continue reading The Odds Are Always in Favor of the House: Scientific Problems with Origin-of-Life Explanations that Rely on Chemical Evolution
Introduction Ten years ago, when I was working towards my master’s degree in Geographic Information Systems at Penn State University, I never thought my education in geospatial networking and statistical modeling would help me to appreciate how God designed biological neural networks. At that time, knowing how geospatial network data is constructed for GPS units … Continue reading How Artificial Neural Networks Point to Intelligent Design
Introduction As a fundamentalist evangelical do you often find yourself getting aggravated when Christians say that Christians and Muslims worship the same God? Are you thoroughly confused when you see posts on social media of Christian women wearing the hijab out of solidarity with their “Muslim sisters”? How about interfaith dialogue? Should Christians be having … Continue reading Understanding the Ecumenism of Peter Kreeft
by Jim Choury of Haven Ministries A little over half way through this essay, I express the importance of first asking “What is it?” when delving into an inquiry. In other words, what category does whatever one is examining fall into? We wouldn’t want to use a hammer where a pipe wrench is called for. And we wouldn’t … Continue reading Critical Thinking
Will the Coronavirus Create a Constitutional Crisis? “The Mexicans had taken the US Constitution as their model when they drafted their own, but it had not given them any of the strength and stability that the American Constitution had conferred. Mexican democracy was marked by turbulence and volatility, and could hardly be judged a success, … Continue reading Who Will We Be?
Introduction I have been gravely concerned with the growing divide amongst Christians regarding the social justice issue. This is a theological problem at its core and Christian leaders such Timothy Keller and the Gospel Coalition have been espousing it to the detriment of unity within the evangelical church. There has been a lot written already … Continue reading Is the Purpose of Salvation to Renew Creation? Evangelical Responses to Tim Keller’s Social Justice Theology.
Every Christian needs to read this blog post below by Elizabeth Prata. If your church is teaching Beth Moore you are opening yourself up to major trouble. My biggest beef with her is how she takes verses of scripture out of context to support her ideas on contemplative prayer (i.e. The Spiritual Formation Movement). Her … Continue reading Beth Moore and the Southern Baptist Convention Refuse to Stop Adding to Scripture.
Introduction Why are we seeing a rise in communism in America today despite it being the most destructive ideological force in history responsible for the deaths of over 100 million people?More importantly, why are we seeing an embrace of communism by so called “Christians?” Why are some progressive Evangelical churches more focused on social justice … Continue reading How the False Eschatology of the Progressive Church is Leading to a Rise in Communism in America
Introduction When the Apostle Paul wrote in his letter to the Corinthians “I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some” (1 Cor. 9:22), 1 was this a mandate for contextualization of worship? Was Paul saying mystical, pagan-style worship is pleasing in the eyes of the Lord as … Continue reading Becoming All Things to All Men: Was Worship Contextualized in the Synagogue and the Upper Room?
Introduction November 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. This event changed the world and understanding how it came about is is more relevant than ever, not just because of the rising influence of international communist extremist groups, but because of the uncompromising spirit of mainstream politics in America. In his … Continue reading The Danger of Bearing False Witness: How “Fake News” Led to the Murder of Millions