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Resolving the Cosmic Expansion Rate Anomaly

April 06, 2020

Breakthroughs in astronomy in the early part of the twentieth century were the first of many scientific confirmations of the biblical cosmic creation model. It……

Origin of the Universe

Viruses and God’s Good Designs

March 30, 2020

Among the many questions I have received on my social media pages is this one: Why would an all-powerful and all-loving God create a world……

Viruses

Is COVID-19 the Plague Prophesied in Revelation 6?

March 23, 2020

I have been bombarded with questions about the COVID-19 outbreak on my social media pages and at my speaking events. Before you presume that I……

Viruses

More Reasons to Love Others as You Love Yourself

March 16, 2020

Does science provide evidence for the biblically consistent idea of altruism? Are people more able to endure pain with the knowledge that their sacrifice will……

Mental Health

The Cell's Design

No Joke: New Pseudogene Function Smiles on the Case for Creation

April 01, 2020

Time to confess. I now consider myself an evolutionary creationist. I have no choice. The evidence for biological evolution is so overwhelming...…

Junk DNA & Bad Designs

Does Evolutionary Bias Create Unhealthy Stereotypes about Pseudogenes?

March 18, 2020

Truth be told, we all hold to certain stereotypes whether we want to admit it or not. Though unfair, more often than not, these stereotypes……

Life Design

New Genetic Evidence Affirms Human Uniqueness

March 04, 2020

It's a remarkable discovery-and a bit gruesome, too. It is worth learning a bit about some of its unseemly details because this find may have……

Image of God

Ancient DNA Indicates Modern Humans Are One-of-a-Kind

February 19, 2020

With eight grandchildren and counting (number nine will be born toward the end of February), I have become reacquainted with children's stories. Some of the……

Image of God

Reflections

Historical Reflections on the Pandemic

March 31, 2020

Few things in life get your attention like the subject of infectious disease. And this is especially true of pandemics ("all people" threatened by illness).……

Evil & Suffering

How to Distinguish between Science and Scientism

March 17, 2020

Science is truly one of the great intellectual enterprises that humankind has ever developed. But what exactly is science? Is it mainly a narrow method……

Science & Faith

4 Philosophical Nuggets You Can Use

March 10, 2020

Can we learn much from brief philosophical statements? Regular readers of my blog know that I occasionally feature the segment Friday Philosophy, where I provide……

Doctrine

1917: A Movie about Choices, Character, Courage

March 03, 2020

The historical conflict goes by a number of names: the Great War, the War to End All Wars, and later, World War I (1914-1918). Though……

Image of God

Theorems & Theology

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……

Viruses

Coronavirus Outbreak: Do I Need to Worry?

February 13, 2020

Many people are reaching out to me to ask about the coronavirus outbreak in China. Maybe the news stories have you worried. Perhaps you're unsure……

Diseases

Mosaic Eve: Mother of All (Part 2)

January 23, 2020

In Part 1 of "Mosaic Eve," I set the stage for considering how God might introduce enough diversity into the human population from a founding……

RTB's Creation Model

Mosaic Eve: Mother of All (Part 1)

January 16, 2020

In a previous blog on Adam and Eve, I mentioned that the RTB model of human origins dated the range of an historical, sole progenitor……

RTB's Creation Model

Impact Events

Thinking Rightly about God: Ham vs. Zweerink Follow-Up, Part 2

October 25, 2019

The recent old-earth/young-earth discussion on Justin Brierley's Unbelievable? podcast revealed a number of differences and similarities between Ken Ham and me. Two important areas of……

Death

AI Investigations: Philosophy Is Not Dead

October 18, 2019

Why can we think about the universe when the universe cannot think about us? This simple, yet profound, question leads to fascinating philosophical, theological, and……

Reason

Biblical Evidence for an Old Earth: Ham vs. Zweerink Follow-Up

October 11, 2019

On September 25, 2019, Justin Brierley's Unbelievable? show posted a video where Answers in Genesis founder Ken Ham and I discussed our different views on……

Biblical Evidence for an Old Earth

Another Bizarre Exoplanet

September 13, 2019

What does the discovery of a strange new planet mean? From any perspective, it may mean that the universe continues to surprise us with its……

Solar System Design

Voices

Why Would a Loving God Punish Us?

March 27, 2020

When I was five years old, Postman Pat was my favorite TV show. So, when I misbehaved my punishment included missing the show. I suffered,……

Biblical

James 2 and Its Connection to Mathematical Logic

March 13, 2020

I have heard many sermons on the issue of faith and good works as conveyed in the book of James. Each time I hear such……

Why Is It So Hard to Eat Healthy?

February 21, 2020

One of the many ways that modern civilization reflects a Christian worldview of the nature of humanity-creation, fall, redemption-is in the kinds of food we……

Doing Apologetics in a Scientific Context

February 07, 2020

How can we share our evidence-based faith effectively? I have found that context is key. In my outreach efforts, I have invited nonbelievers to explore……

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