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God Created Earth Day

If punctuation is not used, or if it is misused, then a sentence or phrase can take on a number of meanings. Sometimes, this can cause amusing misunderstandings, as in the famous bad comma in the definition of the panda as an animal that “eats, shoots and leaves,” providing a mental image of the cuddly [...]

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In Memory of Duane Gish

1921-2013 ICR’s website greeted the news of the passing of Duane Gish as “a mixture of sorrow and thankfulness”. That sums up the reaction of all of us involved in creation ministry. Dr. Gish went to be with the Lord on Tuesday March 5th 2013. This followed a lifetime of researching and speaking on the [...]

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The Geologic Column: Is That a Fact?

It is a fact that the geologic column shows all the layers of rock, in the order that they were formed over millions of years, thus proving the Bible to be wrong. Isn’t it? No, it isn’t. In fact, the geologic column is a construct—a composite picture compiled from data from lots of different places. [...]

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Cross Encounters Radio

I was a guest on Cross Encounters Radio on Sunday February 17th 2013, being interviewed by presenter Tony Miano. The show can be heard and downloaded from the Cross Encounters site here. The discussion focused on the relationship between presupposition and evidence, and how Genesis can be used in evangelism.

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The Hebrew Yom: Taking One Day at a Time

Are the days of Genesis 1 actual 24-hour days? Or do they represent figurative periods of time, which could be interpreted as millions of years? It is popular among many conservative evangelical scholars today to suggest the latter position. However, the former position—that the days are literal 24-hour days—is the historic position that the church [...]

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The Hermeneutics of Sin

The blogospheres on both sides of the Atlantic are this week buzzing with the news that Britain’s most well-known and influential Baptist pastor has published a magazine article in support of what he refers to as “monogamous same-sex relationships.”1 The pastor in question, Steve Chalke, has form on the issue of controversial comments, two others [...]

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Abortion Statistics for England and Wales

As the 40th anniversary of the infamous Roe vs Wade Supreme Court decision has recently passed, I recalled that I had recently seen some statistics on abortions in England and Wales. Sometimes, statistics presented unemotionally, with very little comment, can present a case powerfully. I hope that no one is in doubt about my opposition [...]

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