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Genesis: Four Views

I recently read Four Views on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design (Kindle edition; J. B. Stump, ed.; Zondervan 2017, contributions by Ken Ham, Hugh Ross, Deborah Haarsma, and Stephen C. Meyer).  I will be posting my ruminations about it from … Continue reading

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Are the Laws of the Universe “Inevitable”?    

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The fine-tuning just got finer

Here is a link to the latest from Reasons to Believe ( Some scientists have maintained that the water habitable zone[1] is wide because even if a planet is farther from its star, more carbon dioxide can keep the planet … Continue reading

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Do Not Faint, Part Two

That’s how I imagine it will be: I will have a direct personal relationship with Jesus.  Of course I already have that; what I mean is, it will be like dropping in on Rick Smith.  He’ll be there, otherwise unoccupied, … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with American Politics

Here and here are two recent, very thoughtful articles about the election and what’s wrong with American politics.  (Please don’t assume I agree with everything they say.)  

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Book Review: Bart Ehrman, Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why

In 2010 and 2011 I was a student in Biola University’s master’s degree program in Science and Religion.  I benefitted greatly.  In the course of my studies I was required to produce an extensive catalog of essays on interesting topics. … Continue reading

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The Catholic Church at Year Zero

Three days ago Ross Douthat, a columnist for the New York Times, published an excellent essay concerning the debate among Catholics on the permissibility of the admission to communion of Catholics who have remarried without the formal church annulment of … Continue reading

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