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Month: January 2012

Our Problem: To Explain the Human Condition

Our Problem: To Explain the Human Condition

From the series, Ten Turning Points That Make All the Difference Genesis 3 tells how humans first entered into what I’m calling our problem. Some people find the story there hard to believe on account of the talking serpent and the seemingly magical fruit. We’ll come back to that. For now I want to show what it is in Genesis 3 that makes more sense than any other explanation I know of for the human condition. Consider this, after all:…

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Our Problem: Illusion or Reality?

Our Problem: Illusion or Reality?

From the series, Ten Turning Points That Make All the Difference What’s our problem? No, seriously. What’s wrong with us? Maybe nothing’s wrong with us. Sure, it seems like something’s not right with humanity, but maybe it’s just an illusion. There are modern naturalists/materialists who say consciousness and free will are human illusions. They’re not the only ones who place common-sense human experience in doubt. “Christian Science” (which is neither) teaches that evil is unreal, and that our only real…

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The Image of God Under Attack

The Image of God Under Attack

From the series, Ten Turning Points That Make All the Difference The image of God in humans is under attack. Evolutionary doctrine leads many thinkers to conclude that there is no essential difference between us and and any other organism. (By “evolutionary doctrine,” I am referring specifically to the version of evolutionary theory that says all organisms have come to be through blind, unguided processes of random variation, natural selection, and other statistical population effects such as genetic drift. Although…

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“Brave New World: UK ethicist wants women to abandon motherhood, use artificial wombs”

“Brave New World: UK ethicist wants women to abandon motherhood, use artificial wombs”

An “ethicist’s” opinion: NORWICH, U.K., January 23, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In remarks that critics have said are disturbingly reminiscent of Aldous Huxley’s famous dystopian novel “Brave New World,” a UK ethicist has argued that since pregnancy causes “natural inequality” between the sexes, women must be liberated from the “burdens and risks of pregnancy” through the use of “ectogenesis”, or artificial wombs. “Pregnancy is a condition that causes pain and suffering, and that affects only women. The fact that men do…

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New Blogs in 2011: Reasons for God

New Blogs in 2011: Reasons for God

It is a distinct privilege to be able to feature great new Christian blogs, as I’m doing now for the second year in a row. It’s even more of a pleasure when one of those great new blogs is written by a friend. I met Carson Weitnauer through a mutual friend who knew we both had a passion for developing the strategic effectiveness of apologetics ministry. Carson spends most of his time as a Telos Ministries campus minister in the…

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In His Image: Working and Creating

In His Image: Working and Creating

From the series, Ten Turning Points That Make All the Difference Genesis 1:26-31 says, Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him;…

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Second Annual “New Christian Blogs” Feature

Second Annual “New Christian Blogs” Feature

It’s finally time to begin my second annual “New Christian Blogs” feature. I had thought I would start this a couple weeks ago, but better late than never, as they say. These are all Christian blogs that began in 2011. Today I’m going to share the list of blogs that came my way through requests in December so you can go ahead and start acquainting yourself with them. Starting on Friday I will feature several of the better blogs, one or…

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