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Science vs. Religion: The Most Powerful Narrative?

This is post 6 of 6 in the series “Narratives” Galileo Galilei, father of modern science In this series, we’ve looked at a few examples of powerful narratives that gained significant cultural influence. In part two, I discussed how the teaching of American history has become dominated by a highly

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Love Speaks the Truth

 What does love look in today’s public square? (Photo by Rhododendrites) Just over one month has passed since the atrocity in Orlando. In those four weeks, many have insisted that the Christian community needs to accept and embrace, rather than judge and condemn, the LGBT lifestyle. Christian friends and acquaintances have said that

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Farewell, Justice: The Corrosion of Narratives

This is post 4 of 6 in the series “Narratives” Healthy, flourishing societies are built on a foundation of truth. Not just truth in the ultimate sense, but truth in the everyday sense. There are facts in our daily existence which objectively exist, regardless of whether or not people believe

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Where Is Your Life Taking You?

“Where is my life taking me?” Have you asked yourself that question lately? “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat. “I don’t much care where,” said Alice. “Then it

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To Reject God is to Dismiss Your Humanity

This is post 4 of 10 in the series “Romans 1” We muddle and even dismiss our humanity when we reject God. The truth of God’s existence has been revealed with such clarity that people who refuse to acknowledge God must suppress the truth. They must repeatedly and actively submerge the

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Moral Creator, Moral Creation: Why Atheists Deny God

This is post 3 of 10 in the series “Romans 1” Answer: God’s invisible, moral character is revealed in His creation. Question: How can the invisible be visible? That’s where we ended last Thursday’s post. Since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities … have been clearly seen, Romans 1:19–20.

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God Put the Invisible in Plain Sight

This is post 2 of 10 in the series “Romans 1” God made invisible things visible through His creation. In a previous post we saw how human beings suppress the truth. We do not want to recognize an external, objective truth. In our rebellion we desire to be the final arbiter of

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It Would Have Been Enough

Recently I heard a homily on the Jewish concept Dayeinu, “It would have been enough.” It touched me deeply and propelled me to do some additional study on the subject. Dayeinu is a song used by the Jews as they celebrate Passover. It is a song of memory and gratefulness. It

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Humans Reject the Truth

This is post 1 of 10 in the series “Romans 1” “What is truth?” The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, Romans 1:18 With this overarching statement, Paul opens his short course on

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Students Need to Know Why They Know What They Know

Students Need to Know Why They Know What They Know John Calvin. The name evokes images of esoteric theological discussions in medieval European churches. But did you know that Calvin helped his hometown (Geneva, Switzerland) smell better? And that wasn’t the casual result of some marginal avocation. No, Calvin regarded the olfactory to

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