Where Science and Faith Converge


  • Intuitive Knowledge and the Image of God, Part 4 of 4

    January 3, 2013

    A recent study determined that many people display a purely intuitive resistance to biological evolution. An alternate paradigm—God’s image in every human—accounts for this resistance ...

    • Image of God
  • Intuitive Knowledge and the Image of God, Part 3 of 4

    January 2, 2013

    A recent study determined that many people display a purely intuitive resistance to biological evolution. An alternate paradigm—God’s image in every human—

    • Image of God
  • ENCODE Junks Evolutionary Concept

    January 1, 2013

    For several decades, biochemists thought a vast proportion of most organisms’ genomes consisted of junk—DNA sequences that once had value but decayed into nonfunctional elements as a result of undirected biochemical processes and random chemical and physical events.

    • Biochemical Design
  • Intuitive Knowledge and the Image of God, Part 2 of 4

    December 27, 2012

    A recent study determined that many people display a purely intuitive resistance to biological evolution. An alternate paradigm—God’s image in every human—accounts for this resistance by explaining that we are able to perceive creation’s “testimony” to the Creator’s existence (Psalm 19:1–4; Romans 1:18–20). Part 2 of this series more precisely defines and characterizes this testimony.

    • Image of God
  • Intuitive Knowledge and the Image of God, Part 1 of 4

    December 24, 2012

    In a study of university biology students, researchers found that people often experience an innate, intuitive resistance to accepting Darwinian evolution as an explanation for life’s existence and diversity. In this four-part series, I will explore the implications of this study and the support it provides to the biblical worldview.

    • Image of God
  • TNRTB Classic: The Incarnation

    December 20, 2012

    As we draw nearer to the celebration of Christmas, we might take time to reflect on why the birth of Christ is the most significant event in human history.

    • Historical Theology
  • The End Will Come, Just Not Later This Week

    December 17, 2012

    Many world religions predict an end to this world. Christianity does, too; however, it emphasizes the futility of trying to predict doomsday’s timing and instead instructs all humanity to focus on living in a way that is pleasing to God. In many doomsday predictions—such as the December 21, 2012, date based on the ancient Mayan calendar—

    • End Times
  • Curriculum Review: Middle School Geology: Real Science-4-Kids (Grades 5–8)

    December 15, 2012
    • Education
  • A Brief Update on the Long-Term Evolution Experiment

    December 13, 2012

    A few days ago, I discussed a recent study that revealed the mutation rates in the E. coli genome are not random as expected by the evolutionary paradigm. Rather, these rates are nonrandom and optimized to minimize the deleterious effects of mutations.

    • Molecular Evolution
  • Nonrandom Mutations Scramble the Case for Common Descent

    December 10, 2012

    New work by researchers from Great Britain reveals that mutation rates in the genome of E. coli are nonrandom and optimized to minimize their impact on survival. This optimization adds to the case for intelligent design.

    • Molecular Evolution
  • TNRTB Classic: Regulating Earth’s Surface Temperature

    December 6, 2012

    Many creatures and natural events appear to have been designed to assist in keeping our planet’s temperature suitable for advanced life. Visit these previous TNRTBs for a few examples

    • Life Design
  • Thank God for Sand

    December 3, 2012

    Sand plays a crucial role in sustaining human civilization and Earth’s life. The ongoing production of sand is critically important for compensating for the Sun’s increasing luminosity.

    • Life Design
  • Equipping Podcasts: Rogue Planets, Early Human Tools, and Crafty Cockatoos

    November 29, 2012
  • Equipping Podcasts: Alternatives to Evolution, Clarity in Scripture, High-Tech Carbon Footprints, and More

    November 26, 2012

    Every week, I Didn’t Know That! podcast listeners tune in to hear the scholars address their questions with unscripted answers.

  • TNRTB Classic: Astronomers Assess the Age Debate

    November 22, 2012

    In 2009, Dr. Hugh Ross and Dr. Danny Faulkner presented their best astronomical evidence for their positions on the age of the universe.

    • Scientific Evidence for an Old Earth
  • Comments on the RATE Project

    November 19, 2012

    From 1997–2005, a group of young-earth creationists conducted a study to determine how radioactive decay data comports with a young Earth (6,000 to 10,000 years old).

    • RATE Study
    • Radiometric Dating Techniques
    • Laws of Physics
  • TNRTB Classic: A Well-Ordered Challenge to Biological Evolution

    November 15, 2012

    A few days ago I wrote about research results obtained by French scientists that run counter to a key prediction of the evolutionary paradigm: namely that gene synteny should reflect evolutionary relationships by decreasing as the evolutionary relatedness of organisms diminishes.

    • Molecular Evolution
  • Plant Chromosome Structures Challenge Biological Evolution

    November 12, 2012

    Researchers from France recently examined the structure of the coffee tree, tomato, and grapevine genomes. Surprisingly, the results of their work fail to satisfy a key prediction of the evolutionary paradigm—namely, that the ordering of genes along chromosomes (called synteny) should reflect the evolutionary relatedness of these plants.

    • Molecular Evolution
  • Resource Highlight: Giving the Skeptical World Reasons to Believe

    November 8, 2012

    If you enjoyed listening to my debate with distinguished skeptic and professor Lewis Wolpert, I recommend this latest DVD resource: Unbelievable? The Conference 2012.

  • Imperial College Debate on Evidence for God

    November 5, 2012

    In spring of 2012, my colleague Kenneth Samples and I spent several days in London, England, speaking in universities, churches, leadership gatherings, and at a conference.

    • Origin of the Universe
    • Naturalism

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