Saturday, February 25, 2017

Worldview and Apologetics in the News

Mark Zuckerberg’s theory of human history

Boy Scouts Christian Alternative Sees Uptick after Transgender Decision

It Is Absolutely Outrageous for the Government to Force Christians to Violate Their Faith

Shame on the Silent Christian Leaders Who Refuse to Stand Against Government Tyranny

Roe Vs Wade Landmark Abortion Ruling Plaintiff Dies Aged 69

William Dembski Moves on From ID: Some Reflections

After Islamic jihadi attacks Ohio State students, campus hosts talk on “Islamophobia”

Video surfaces of Milo Yiannopoulos defending pedophilia, ACU board reportedly not consulted on CPAC invite  Update: MILO Resigns from Breitbart News

Melania Trump Just Opened Her Husband’s Rally With The Lord’s Prayer

South Sudan in Crisis: 5 Million Face Starvation

NASA scientists want to make Pluto a planet again

Statue of Jesus Christ beheaded twice in two weeks

Atheist forces school to drop Ten Commandments

Conservatives Praise Trump Transgender Bathroom Decision

Alan Colmes, Fox News Contributor, Dies at 66

Storm Doris: Woman killed as UK hit by winds reaching 94mph

Earth’s Seven Sisters: Are They Really Similar?

Seven-Year-Old Left Line for Red Sox Autographs to Ask Army Reserve for One

Archaeologists uncover city gate destroyed by Hezekiah

Assisted suicide marches on as Congress fails to act

Even dolls are choosing to be transgender now

Scientists: Here's What Really Causes Climate Change (And It Has Nothing To Do With Human

If Conservatives Continue Abandoning Virtue, We Won't Last

Schools are Teaching Islam but Banning Christianity: These Jersey Moms Want to Find Out Why

Thoughts on Is Genesis History?

CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Girls Not Wanting to See Male Genitalia in Locker Room: Parents Should ‘Teach Tolerance’

Christian Father Shot in the Head, Son Buried Alive Days After ISIS Affiliate Calls Believers "Prey"

Christian Father Shot in Head, Son Burned Alive Days After ISIS Affiliate Calls Believers 'Prey'
Courage and Godspeed,


bbrown said...

This link did not work: "Thoughts on Is Genesis History?"

I'd really like to read more about this film which I saw a few days ago. My major concern is that they did not address any of the problems with YEC.

Thank you and God bless,

--Wm. Francis Brown MD
Forest, VA

Chad said...

Hello William,

Thank you for drawing our attention to that!

It seems the entire site is down at the moment. Try back in a bit. The link is a critique of the film by Reason to Believe's Jeff Zweerink.


bbrown said...

Thank you Chad. I thought the movie was very well done and Del Tackett has done his homework. But I still would like to have seen some response to the very substantial arguments against the YEC view.

I look forward to Zweerink's comments and your's as well if you ever see the movie.

--Wm. Brown

Chad said...

Hello William,

I look forward to seeing the film!

I just checked and Zweerink's critique is up again! You may have already seen it, but I want to let you know.

Have a great week!


bbrown said...

I had a chance to listen to the response to the movie by Jeff Zweerink and the Reason to Believe folks on their podcast today. They pretty much said what I felt after the movie (basically having some problems with the YEC interpretation of the data).
I think that if one have done some reading and a bit of research, you start to get a feel for the issues. Most people that I know who have done so are of the opinion that the earth is indeed much older than 6,000 years. I respect the YEC folks and choose not get too caught up in the debate. I find great Christians on both sides, and BTW, there are many intermediate positions and various views of providence; it's not a two-sided issue at all. Where one comes down does not have much to do with one's maturity as a Christian. It should not be part of mere orthodoxy, IMO.

Chris Falter said...

While I could not hope to read all of the links, I appreciate the curated list. The seven-year-old who preferred an autograph from an Army reservist to an autograph from baseball pros was a truly moving story!

On the other hand, the "What Really Causes Climate Change" article completely misunderstood Stephen Meyers' research. The Nature article presents strong evidence that deflection of the Earth's orbit by interactions with Mars has caused some instances of climate change in the past. This obviously has no bearing whatsoever on the debate over anthropogenic climate change, because the orbit of the Earth has not been deflected at all in the past 200 years.

Moreover, the Nature article does not claim that the deflection of the Earth's orbit accounts for all, or even most, of the climate change that can be inferred from geophysical evidence.

In other words, the article title was completely misleading.

My $.02,
Chris Falter