A fish that shoots its prey (2 min)
God’s craftsmanship is on display in the Archer Fish and Velvet Worm (and it might get you curious about how such effective predators designs came about).
How thick is your Bible?
How do we tell the right from the almost right? The world speaks of justice, love, tolerance, and equality, and it all sounds so good. But to know if it is actually good, we need to be able to test their definitions against God’s. And to do that, we’ll need to have “thick Bibles” – we’ll need to know, not just a verse or two, but really understand what He has said through and through. This article is intended for Christian counselors but is highly relevant for us all.
Will we work on the New Earth?
Christians sometimes think work is the result of the Fall and the curse that followed. But God had work for Adam to do right from the start…
Christian school caught teaching biblical truth
This reads like satire – a parent surprised that the Christian school assigned their child the task of writing a loving and compassionate explanation of the Christian truth about homosexuality to an imagined friend struggling with same-sex feelings. But it’s real, and as Albert Mohler notes:
“That moment of truth is coming for every school, and every Christian institution had better be ready for it. But I just can’t stop thinking about the parents who are upset because they are getting what they paid for: a Christian education for their children. It appears the greatest enemies of Christian education are not the secular powers outside the schools but the spineless agents of surrender within.
“The fact that all this started with a parent upset about an assignment upholding Biblical truth leads me to offer this word of advice to the teacher: Evidently, some of your students need to write that letter to their parents.”
Sidenote: do many Christian schools assign this kind of task to middle school students? Impressive!
An FAQ on the overturn of Roe vs. Wade
The US Supreme Court has overruled Roe vs. Wade, but why, and how exactly did it happen? If you’ve got questions, this FAQ article has the answers.
Another weak link in evolutionary theory
This is a short read that’ll reward the close attention it requires – this is an important one!
The gist? One of the arguments for evolution has been common features in different species: both human hands and bat wings have five “fingers” and, so the argument goes, that might indicate a shared five-fingered ancestor deep in the two species’ past. But imagine now, if similar traits were discovered to be programmed for in very different parts of the genome. That’s what has been recently discovered: “…the functions necessary to sustain life are carried out by different molecules coded by different genes in different species.”
What is the basis for equal rights? (4 min)
Even atheists have acknowledged that the only basis for equal human rights is found in Christianity. After all, in what sense are any of us equal, from a secular perspective? I might be bigger than you, you may be faster than me, and that person over there might be smarter than us both. So in what sense are we equal? As Nancey Pearcey and Greg Koukl explain, the only sense in which we are equal is that we are all made in the image of God (Gen. 1:27). And when secular folk talk of equal rights they are “freeloading” from the Christian worldview.