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Saturday Selections – May 26, 2018

I want to buy your cheapest phone

Tim Challies has bought a “dumb” phone to help him regain balance and control over his “digital assistant.”

No, the eye is not badly designed

The claim that the eye is badly designed – and that this bad design is evidence of it chaotic unplanned evolutionary origin – is a myth that keeps popping up: by Richard Dawkins 30 years ago, to Dr. Nathan Lents this year. But, all we need is a closer look at the eye to see the critics have been blinded by their worldview – what they see as a design problem is actually a design feature!

The biblical way to fly a plane?

Is there really a Christian way to fly an airplane? You bet! As Kuyper once said, there is not one square inch of creation that Jesus doesn’t declare as His own. So whether flying planes, or doing math, there is a Christian way to do it. Math? Yes, that too: “As the apologist Cornelius Van Til once said, paraphrasing, it is not that the unbeliever cannot count, but that his worldview cannot account for counting.”

Alfie Evans not alone: Hundreds of patients starved to death in the UK every year

Those of us with Dutch relatives have heard the reports of elderly folk in the Netherlands who are scared to go to their hospitals – they don’t trust that the staff will look at their lives as worth extending and fighting for. The same fear exists in some places in Australia, and as this article illustrates, it would seem the British elderly also have a reason to fear their public healthcare system. When all life isn’t regarded as precious, then it might just be your life they don’t find precious.

More on the importance of questions

Joseph Backholm asks “How can we have civil discourse when the other side isn’t willing to have ANY discourse?”

God says the law is written on our heart, and one bit of that – Proverbs 18:17 – says that one side seems right until the other comes and tests it. So when people are unwilling to share the reasons for why they believe what they believe, we can use questions to point out to them that their ideas are untested – that they believe what they believe, not because they have weighed both sides, but only because someone told them what to believe.

(Warning: there is some bleeped out language)

School shootings: the cause and cure

Ray Comfort’s new 20-minute movie is worth watching for the first few minutes alone. Comfort interviews young people and asks them if they can call a school shooter evil…and they can’t! Our culture doesn’t want to condemn evil because then they would have to own up to their own. But God’s law is written on their hearts…


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