Blog Page Improvements (Mostly)

Blog Page Improvements (Mostly)

I think I’ve solved some pesky problems with IE 6, and with comment previewing and subscribing. Internet Explorer 6 was truncating the sidebar. Firefox and Camino insisted on placing the comment enhancements far at the bottom of the page, below the blogroll. We fumbled around with a lot of things, trying to fix this. I know almost nothing about php, which is the language used for most of this blog system. My son, Jonathan, has helped me a lot with…

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The National Academy of Sciences and the Fact-Value Dichotomy

The National Academy of Sciences and the Fact-Value Dichotomy

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS), as reported in this morning’s Los Angeles Times, has made another statement in favor of teaching evolution in schools. There were the usual distortions in their report, but it’s only been a few days since that topic came up here on this blog, and there’s no need to go into that again so soon. Something else there was even more interesting to me: The report stated that the idea of evolution could be fully…

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What Christ Does For Us, Part 2: Broken Roots

What Christ Does For Us, Part 2: Broken Roots

Yesterday we saw that God created humans to have great dignity, and superior value and worth, above every other created thing. We were in fact created for relationship with God. He has always intended to love us, and for us to love Him. This is not love between equals, though, for God created us to be dependent on Him. The food, the air, the very ground that every human has walked upon–all this has always been provided by God. And…

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What Christ Does For Us, Part 1: Our Roots In God’s Plan

What Christ Does For Us, Part 1: Our Roots In God’s Plan

I shouldn’t have been too surprised to discover that this post on how we need Christ needed more explanation. I’m actually pleased to have this occasion arise; it gives me a chance to reflect on what Christ has done for us in the past, and what he does for us still. The objection doctor(logic) raised began: The thing that bugs me about this is that it’s so anti-humanistic. Humility I can understand, but, to me, this is perverse. When people…

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The Historical Reliability of the New Testament: Free eBook!

The Historical Reliability of the New Testament: Free eBook!

From Why Faith: Christianity is a historically based religion. Its impetus was not merely a person’s sudden enlightenment (as in Buddhism for example). It is instead based on events that occurred in history: history centered, and not merely a philosophy of life. It is for this reason that Paul states “if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.” (1 Cor 15:17) Download this free e-book! New Testament

Evolution education is a ‘must’ says coalition of scientific and teaching organizations

Evolution education is a ‘must’ says coalition of scientific and teaching organizations

Here we go again: According to an article appearing in the January 2008 issue of The FASEB Journal, the introduction of “non-science,” such as creationism and intelligent design, into science education will undermine the fundamentals of science education. Some of these fundamentals include using the scientific method, understanding how to reach scientific consensus, and distinguishing between scientific and nonscientific explanations of natural phenomena. Let’s say it again: No credible Intelligent Design advocate is calling for anyone to stop teaching evolution….

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Rewriting the Hymns

Rewriting the Hymns

Touchstone Magazine Blog’s Hymn Parodies: All too true. Hilarious!–but all too sadly true of some parts of modern “churchianity.” They’re calling for more of the same to be posted on their blog now, so watch this new page for more.

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