I have to confess: I have never actually watched Duck Dynasty yet. Maybe I will put that sin of omission right one day soon. Judging by the proliferation of bearded red-neck dolls in Walmart, I may be in a minority. Apparently, Phil Robertson has also found himself in a minority. It is a minority consisting […]
A water molecule contains two hydrogen atoms, each of which is bonded by a polar covalent bond to an oxygen atom, in a near tetrahedral arrangement with the two lone electron pairs of the oxygen atom. Therefore, the H-O-H bond angle is about 107°. This polarity causes the intermolecular attraction known as hydrogen-bonding, and allows […]
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. The Scriptures teach us that God is a Trinity—He is three persons, but one God. I explained this concept in detail, and how the doctrine is reflected in Genesis, in the first chapter of my book, No Time for Itching Ears. There are a number […]
About one third of all state-funded primary schools in England are so-called “Faith Schools”. Such schools are sponsored by faith-based organizations, which would be mostly Church of England, Roman Catholic, Methodist, and Jewish, with a small number of Muslim or Evangelical institutions. Atheists in Britain object to these schools. The British Humanist Association is currently […]
Dr. Alice Roberts is Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham. That’s Birmingham, England. This is a post similar to that once held at the University of Oxford by fundamentalist atheist Richard Dawkins. Like Dawkins, the chair appears to have been specially created for her, as Roberts has for a number […]
God rejected Cain’s sacrifice, because he was trying to offer his own best efforts. God had already shown that only a covering of animal skins, requiring the shedding of blood, would be good enough to cover a person’s sin. That is why Abel’s offering was accepted.
Psalm 19:1 says “The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.” This is what makes stargazing such a profound experience, in my opinion, because as we look at the night sky, we are being reminded of the creative power and glory of God. This is especially true when something can […]
Genesis is important, because it is at the foundation of every major Christian doctrine. Paul Taylor explains this point, and expands it at length in his book, No Time for Itching Ears.
The Giant’s Causeway on the coast of Northern Ireland in the United Kingdom is a geological feature with World Heritage Status. The unusual basalt columns are said by secular geologists to have formed over millions of years. Creationist explanations of its formation make much more sense.
London’s famous Natural History Museum has a display “proving” the evolution of the whale. In a glass case, one can see three skulls. From left to right, there is a skull of a mesonychid, a skull from an ambulocetus, and one from a modern whale. Labels indicate the position of the nose; nostrils near the […]
William Paley’s book, Natural Theology, is a work of monumental importance. It has been hugely influential in the field of natural sciences – especially Biology – even though the majority of people have never heard of it. Published in 1802, it purports to give “evidences of the existence and attributes of the Deity”. In Paley’s […]
It must be admitted that some well-meaning creationists can be naïve in their criticism of evolution. For example, one common high-school criticism of evolution is that it is “just a theory.” The use of such an argument misses the point about what a theory actually is. The National Academy of Sciences has defined a theory […]