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The Challenge of Default Atheism

November 30, 2020

At the XVIIIth International Society for the Study of the Origin of life (ISSOL) conference held at the University of California in San Diego on……


Playing in Forests Benefits Children

November 23, 2020

As parents know, taking young children to the forest for camping, hiking, and recreation is a great way to relax and create family memories. The……


Moon's Early Magnetic Field Made Human Existence Possible

November 16, 2020

The proximity of Veterans Day made me think of the American flag and then, about stars. Astronomers like to think about the properties of stars,……

Universe Design

Breakthrough in Star Formation History Helps Explain Life in the Universe

November 09, 2020

The proximity of Veterans Day made me think of the American flag and then, about stars. Astronomers like to think about the properties of stars,……

Universe Design

The Cell's Design

If God Hates Abortion Why Do So Many Occur Spontaneously in Humans?

November 25, 2020

Miscarriage and Troubling Questions Perhaps nothing is more painful and confusing for a woman than when she experiences a miscarriage. My wife and I know……

Problem of Evil

Have Researchers Developed a Computer Algorithm that Explains the Origin of Life?

November 04, 2020

As a chemistry major at West Virginia State College during the early 1980s, I was required to take a library course on the chemical literature……

Prebiotic Chemistry

Do Goosebumps Send a Chill Down the Spine of the Creation Model?

September 02, 2020

I think few would be surprised to learn that J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter titles are the best-selling children's books of all time, but do……

Intelligent Design

Answering Theological Questions on Neanderthal-Human Interbreeding

August 12, 2020

When I was a teenager in the 1970s, songs by the Moody Blues were a staple on the playlists of most FM rock stations. This……

Human Origins


What Book Changed Your Life?

November 24, 2020

Have you ever read a book that was so dynamic that it changed the direction of your life? For most Christians that book would certainly……

C.S. Lewis

Explaining Pagan Gods and Human Idolatry

November 10, 2020

People were created to be worshippers. That's one way of defining the image of God in human beings. Humans are also fallen worshippers. Thus, our……


Christianity’s Central Focus: Incarnation or Atonement?

October 27, 2020

Christmas or Good Friday? Which of these days on the historic Christian calendar holds greater importance for Christians? Should the central focus of Christianity be……


God Shouted in My Pain

October 13, 2020

One very sad event in my life shaped me as a young adult. Here's why I'm sharing it with you.…


Theorems & Theology

Human Origins Workshop with Peaceful Science and Reasons to Believe

June 11, 2020

On January 18, scientists, theologians, scholar community members, and friends joined us, virtually and on site in Covina, CA, for a workshop on RTB's human……

Human Origins

COVID Pandemic: God’s Fault or Ours?

April 16, 2020

The spread of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19)1 across the world and throughout our communities leads many people to ask why a good God……


Bringing Hope to the COVID–19 Days Ahead

April 09, 2020

With everyone's life disrupted, I find I am having many conversations with worried colleagues, friends, and family. One friend even got me to do a……


Helpful Information in Understanding SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

March 20, 2020

Conditions change rapidly with a viral outbreak, and people sometimes wonder where to find good sources of information. To that end, I hope that a……


Impact Events

Standing against the Tide

November 06, 2020

Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss, Christopher Hitchens, Michael Shermer, Victor J. Stenger. What do all these people have in common? They are all convinced that the……


Ethical Concerns with AI: Deepfakes

July 03, 2020

How would you respond to video footage of Richard Dawkins professing faith in Christ? Or one about Hugh Ross advocating for young-Earth creationism? Either situation……


Can Artificial Intelligence Think Like a Human?

May 29, 2020

How close are we to developing machines that can understand and learn anything that humans can? Could such inventions eventually become self-conscious?…

Image of God

Is the Universe Closed?

April 24, 2020

Can our universe come from nothing? At least one prominent physicist, Lawrence Krauss, answers with a resounding "yes." In fact, he wrote a book titled……

Origin of the Universe


Beneficial Space Technologies Require a Special Planet and Solar System

December 03, 2020

In the first chapter of Genesis, God instructs mankind to "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it" (Genesis 1:28). Some commentators say……

Solar System Design

Einstein Did Not Predict Determinism

November 26, 2020

My brother and I had plans to go fishing that Sunday. It was a spring day off from working around our family farm. Carrying our……


How Christianity Best Explains Human Equality

November 12, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that many jobs we might have taken for granted, such as supermarket cashiers or online delivery drivers, are both……

Image of God

Is There Evidence for the God of the Bible in Ancient Cultures?

October 22, 2020

According to the Bible, every human being on planet Earth is a descendent of Noah and his family (Genesis 9:18-19). If this is true, evidence……

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