From Reasons to Believe in 2016:
Every year on April 22, millions of people worldwide will gather on local beaches, streets, and parks to collect trash, plant trees, and honor and celebrate our Earth. In recent years, Earth Day has become almost as popular as Halloween and Christmas, observed by people from diverse religious beliefs and backgrounds. Rather than dismissing the holiday as just another day, Earth Day can remind us of the carefully crafted and fine-tuned home God has made for us. Read more of this post
I so want to support Inspero I copy their post Christmas message here. Connect with art. Connect with God through beauty. He created beauty for you. He is beautiful for us.
Was it a “silent night” for you?
It’s that brief window of time between Christmas and New Year’s: de-decorating, weighing in (literally), and re-focusing on getting it right this next year.
Perhaps you, like me, are once again surprised by the reality that it’s never enough even when you do everything possible to create your perfect picture of the holidays for your loved ones. Because life is broken. We are broken. So, we fight to not give in to that haunting refrain
“Is that all there is? If that’s all there is my friends, then let’s keep dancing.”
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Here is the history of this work on creation.
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Did you see the Superbowl? There was some redeeming value in the commercials this year.
Thank you Dodge and Paul Harvey for this touching add during this year’s Superbowl. I paused. I reflected. I said, “yes, thanks you God!” “Thank you for all the farmers who supply me.” They exhibit so much of what I want to be: daring, courage, grit, tenacity, strength, true masculinity/femininity, grace, mercy, caring, love, faith, and more.
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This is not you typical review of data on the possibility of creation. This is an interview with Dr. Hugh Ross on his new book: Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job
PR:* Job, so what led to your interest in Job
HR:+ this is the foundation of the rest of the bible I believe it is the oldest book in the bible
Job has much about science and creation. Job deals with scientific discoveries that are happening right now such as global warming and cosmic darkness.
Dr Ross speaks to soulish animals which are covered in the CBN article. God designed them to please us and Job says to teach us about God. Genesis1 talks 3 origins of life: physical, bacteria and insects Genesis 5 God created soulish animals to nurture human beings. The third order of life is the creation of humans who are here primarily to worship and give glory to God. Read more of this post
The following is an interview with Stephen Meyer by Gordon Robertson on June 20, 2010. Is a facinating defense of intelligent design and presented in a way that I have not seen in the page.
Darwin’s theory of evolution rests on the idea that the incredibly complex web of life today, all evolved from simple chemicals and cells. No creator was necessary, just chance and the powers of the fittest forms of life to survive and adapt.
Darwin couldn’t see into cells and DNA like modern scientists of the modern age. He couldn’t know that these modern building blocks of life work because of intricate little machines in each cell. So intricate there’s no chance they could simply evolve. (Repeat that) Darwin couldn’t know that life functions, that DNA functions because of incredibly complex code that is way beyond what even the most brilliant programmers have devised. Read more of this post
The following is an excerpt from an article by Frank Turek regarding Big Bang evidence and how it ties into Creation.
Why couldn’t natural forces have produced the universe? Because there was no nature and there were no natural forces ontologically prior to the Big Bang—nature itself was created at the Big Bang. That means the cause of the universe must be something beyond nature—something we would call supernatural. It also means that the supernatural cause of the universe must at least be:
· spaceless because it created space
· timeless because it created time
· immaterial because it created matter
· powerful because it created out of nothing
· intelligent because the creation event and the universe was precisely designed
· personal because it made a choice to convert a state of nothing into something (impersonal forces don’t make choices).
Those are the same attributes of the God of the Bible (which is one reason I believe in a the God of the Bible and not a god of mythology like Zeus).
I mentioned in the debate that other scientists who made Big-Bang-related discoveries also conclude that the evidence is consistent with the Biblical account. Robert Wilson—co-discoverer of the Radiation Afterglow, which won him a Noble Prize in Physics— observed, “Certainly there was something that set it off. Certainly, if you’re religious, I can’t think of a better theory of the origin of the universe to match with Genesis.” George Smoot—co-discoverer of the Great Galaxy Seeds which won him a Nobel Prize as well—echoed Wilson’s assessment by saying, “There is no doubt that a parallel exists between the Big Bang as an event and the Christian notion of creation from nothing.”
How did Hitchens respond to this evidence? Predictably, he said that I was “speculating”—that no one can get behind the Big Bang event. I say “predictably” because that’s exactly the response Dr. Jastrow said is common for atheists who have their own religion—the religion of science…read more…
Turek vs. Hitchens Debate: Does God Exist? from Andrew Ketchum on Vimeo.
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