Author Archives: Thomas Alderman

The Moral Argument for God Gets Some Air

[On August 21, 2021, our local newspaper, The Eugene Register-Guard, published a “Guest View” by atheist Charles H. Jones, to which I felt compelled to offer a riposte, which was published as a Guest View September 4, 2021.  Here are … Continue reading

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Friendship

It’s like all the best qualities of all the greatest heroes throughout history, all rolled into one person – Socrates and the Greeks, Maimonides and the great rabbis, Augustine and the church fathers, Aquinas, Newton, Einstein and the great scientists, … Continue reading

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Human Origins Research is in Complete Disarray

I haven’t written much about evolution in these pages.  The principle reason is that I consider the debate on that question to be a distraction from the question which really ought to concern us, namely, did biological diversity arise by … Continue reading

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The Divine Personality

Why do I believe in Jesus? I believe, because: 1. God exists; therefore, a resurrection is possible. 2. The figure of Jesus as presented in the NT is authentic – it must be.  His character is so magnificent that no … Continue reading

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Social Media, Woke Culture, and the 2020 Election

Do you find yourself wondering what just happened?  The last four years are bewildering without some coherent theoretical framework by which to make sense of them.  I want to share with you an article which for me, at least, significantly … Continue reading

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Review: Ben Stein documentary, “Expelled”

[The following essay was written in fulfillment of an assignment for a class I took at Reasons Institute in the spring of 2020.] Critics of the neo-Darwinian theory of evolution are systematically denied a fair opportunity to present their views … Continue reading

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Letter to Mary

For Christmas 2019 my daughter-in-law gave me Andrew Roberts’ biography of Winston Churchill. This is the letter I wrote to thank her. March 7, 2020 Dear Mary, I just finished Andrew Roberts’ Churchill and I want to say again, thanks! … Continue reading

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The Infinite Complexity of Cells/Is Following Jesus a “Politic”?

Two essential reads from this morning’s mail: Excerpt — The Infinite Complexity of Cells Is Following Jesus a “Politic?”

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And this on “White Fragility”

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/07/dehumanizing-condescension-white-fragility/614146/

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User-friendly Reorganization!

You may have noticed (or if you haven’t, please do) that the website has been reorganized by subject area.  Formerly it was merely chronological, which was pretty useless in finding anything unless you already knew when it was published.  Now, … Continue reading

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