Evolution’s Can Opener

Sep 16, 2016 by

By Eric Metaxas, Breakpoint: A new fossil discovery makes it even tougher for Darwinists to explain the origin of life. There’s an old story about a chemist, a physicist, and an economist stranded on a desert island with nothing to eat but a can of soup. Puzzling over how to open the can, the chemist says, “Let’s heat the can until it swells and bursts from the buildup of gases.” “No, no,” says the physicist, “let’s throw it off that cliff with just enough kinetic energy to split it open on...

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Sex, Lies, and Secularism

Sep 2, 2016 by

by Nancy Pearcy, Christian Research Institute: A collegiate website advises young women on how to have a “happy hook-up.” Get “clear consent and mutual agreement to engage in sexual acts,” the article recommends. Then “the whole hookup experience will be more positive for everyone involved.”1 Glancing at the author’s bio, I learned that she is a student at a conservative Christian college! When even Christian young people are buying into the hookup culture, it’s clear that traditional ways of...

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‘Hate’: I do not think that word means what you think it means

Jul 5, 2016 by

by Jonathon van Maren, LifeSite: In my third year of university, I had to take a mandatory class on the history of Canada’s indigenous peoples. One of the main topics that came up again and again was the impact of the missionaries who arrived, often alone, to proselytize among the various aboriginal nations. They came, they taught, and many of them died horrific deaths replete with burning, flaying, and dismemberment. My fellow students were not quite sure what to make of this. During one...

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Should we ‘Hate the sin and love the sinner’?

May 3, 2016 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: Over on the new-ish blog Via Media, Simon Butler has responded to a brief conversation he and I had online, in which he argues that the mantra ‘Hate the sin, love the sinner’ is not only unhelpful, but positively harmful and damaging, and unfailingly hinders the agenda of sharing God’s love. Given Simon’s intense dislike (hatred?) for this phrase, but his commitment to still seeing me as his ‘old friend’ (I take that to mean ‘long-standing’!), then it appears as though...

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Is Christianity regressive?

Apr 24, 2016 by

By David Robertson, The Wee Flea. […] My main problem with this Western narrative is that it is so inherently smug, superior, self-destructive and indeed racist. It presupposes that Western Liberal values are at the top of the evolutionary tree. The atheists have form for this. Thomas Huxley, Darwin’s bull, once stated: “No rational man, cognizant of the facts, believes that the average Negro is the equal, still less the superior of, of the white man.” HG Wells in his New Republic in...

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How a 29-year-old G K Chesterton flipped 4 arguments against Christianity upside-down

Jan 24, 2016 by

By Trevin Wax, The Gospel Coalition: Many of the sharpest and most influential thinkers in England during the first years of the 20th century were outspoken in their skepticism toward the central claims of Christianity. Men such as Robert Blatchford (1851-1943) leveled a number of forceful arguments against Christian doctrine, relying on historical, scientific, and sociological research to bolster their perspectives. Into this arena of prominent, published writers and thinkers marched...

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