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If we talk about the evolution of the camera or the computer or the automobile, we are talking about the evolution of design at the hands of rational, creative persons. But if we talk about the evolution of biological organisms, suddenly there is an issue of semantics, since for Darwinism random mutation rather than creative reason provides the competitive advantage of one organism over another. Indeed, that is a crucial part of the original scientific definition of evolution.
This article was originally published in the Fall ’07 issue of Revisions, The Least of These.
For if there is to be any justice at all in life, if that word is to have any meaning whatsoever, then someone has to pay. more…
This article was originally published in the Spring ’08 issue of Revisions, The Pursuit of Happiness.
If it is indeed the case that death is a natural part of life, then the fact is that life would have no lasting meaning. more…
This article was originally published in the Fall ’08 issue of Revisions, Church and State.
When it comes to who God is and what He has done, the Judeo-Christian faith is the one and only faith that lays claim not to mystical revelations but to historical events. That is to say that the writers of the Bible do not testify to what angels or visions told them happened in the past, but to what they and others saw happen. As one fisherman put it:
This article was originally published in the Spring ’09 issue of Revisions, Christ and Mental Illness.
Mental health could be defined as living with an accurate perception of reality—the truth about ourselves and others. So while anti-depressants and other drug treatments for mental disorders surely have as much a place in our hospitals as penicillin and painkillers, they must go hand-in-hand with the struggle to believe truth. For information alone profoundly affects our mental state.
This article was originally published in the Spring ’10 issue of Revisions, Gender and Christianity.
From the very beginning marriage was designed to reveal God’s love to His people. And so if we reject His love, the Bible says we will inevitably also distort the gender roles and the sanctity of marriage. more…