What Are Science’s Operating Limits? – Christian Article

  What Are Science’s Operating Limits? by Kenneth Samples Modern science has dramatically changed the world for the better. All of us have benefitted from medical and technological advances. Because of that success, some people have concluded that science can answer all of humankind’s ultimate questions. This philosophy, called scientism (science is the only or best path to discovering truth), is to be differentiated from science (the study of the natural world through observation and experiment) and is reflected by…

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Faithful Reason and Reasonable Faith – Christian Article

Surely you’ve heard this exchange (or been a part of it yourself): Skeptic: The Christian faith doesn’t make sense. It’s just not reasonable. Christian: But that’s the thing. It’s not supposed to be reasonable. You have to take it all on faith! Both the skeptic and the Christian are mistaken. Faith is more than mere intellectual assent, but it’s not less. If a Christian thinks his faith is supposed to be unreasonable, then he doesn’t understand what he’s saying. The…

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What Are Science’s Operating Limits? – Christian Article

  What Are Science’s Operating Limits? by Kenneth Samples Modern science has dramatically changed the world for the better. All of us have benefitted from medical and technological advances. Because of that success, some people have concluded that science can answer all of humankind’s ultimate questions. This philosophy, called scientism (science is the only or best path to discovering truth), is to be differentiated from science (the study of the natural world through observation and experiment) and is reflected by…

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“Science and The Good,” with Dr. Paul Nedelisky – Mere Orthodoxy – Christian Article

Can science tell us how we should live or why we should be good and not evil? Paul Nedelisky joins Matt, Derek, and Alastair to explore these questions and discuss his latest book (co-written with James Davidson Hunter), Science and the Good: The Tragic Quest for the Foundations of Morality. Timestamps: Intro + historical overview of science as a reason for morality [0:00 – 9:10] The naturalistic fallacy, and moral norms and the sciences and how these two consisted of…

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9 Things You Should Know About Events and Discoveries in 2019 – Christian Article

We live in an era of 24-hour news in which we’re constantly bombarded by information from websites, social media, and television. Yet despite this deluge, there are still many fascinating news items that you are likely to have missed. Here are nine such events and discoveries from 2019 you may not have heard about. 1. A team of archaeologists uncovered the oldest known Christian church in sub-Saharan Africa. According to Smithsonian magazine, the church building dates from the fourth century A.D.,…

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Norman Geisler (1932–2019) on the Truth about Truth – Christian Article

What Is Truth? What is truth? Very simply, truth is “telling it like it is.” When the Roman governor Pilate asked Jesus “What is truth?” nearly 2,000 years ago, he didn’t wait for Jesus to respond. Instead, Pilate immediately acted as if he knew at least some truth. Concerning Jesus, he declared, “I find no fault in this man” (see John 18:38). By exonerating Jesus, Pilate was “telling it like it is.” Truth can also be defined as “that which…

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Wacky Physics or God’s Design? – The Outlaw Bible Student – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); Science Reveals God’s Majesty Series. I do not believe that science is the enemy of faith, but that science and Christian doctrine can be accommodated together. So all through my life I studied science and feel what I’ve learned has given me a better and closer relationship with my heavenly Father. In a book titled Is God a Scientist? it states: “In the past scientists have said that God has two books, one of…

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What Galileo Had to Do with the Divorce of Science and Faith – Christian Article

The Seeds of Divorce The dispute between the church and Galileo sowed the seed for the apparent divorce between science and faith. The dispute was about the theory of the universe, presented by Nicolaus Copernicus (1473–1543) in 1543, that the sun was at the center of the universe. This theory was in opposition to the Aristotelian view promoted by the church, that the sun and other planets were in orbit around the earth. Galileo favored the Copernican model because of…

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5 Ways Stephen Hawking Was Wrong – Christian Article

1. He abandoned Scripture as a source of truth about the world. Stephen Hawking was one of the greatest cosmologists of our time, and his triumph over disability was truly astonishing. He visited South Africa in 2008 when one of us (David) interviewed him. Hawking was a leading light for scientism. What is scientism? Scientism is an optimistic faith in the power of science alone to resolve the mysteries of the world. In earlier times, during the life of Galileo…

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Life and Books with Kathryn Butler – Christian Article

On My Shelf helps you get to know various writers through a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their lives as readers. I asked Kathryn Butler—a trauma and critical-care surgeon who recently left clinical practice to homeschool her children and author of a book on end-of-life care through a Christian lens, Between Life and Death—about what’s on her nightstand, her favorite fiction, books that have most influenced her thinking about faith and medicine, and more. What books are on your nightstand? This will be fodder for…

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Praise the Lord for Black Holes! – Christian Article

By Webmdave ~ If you’ve been watching the news, you know that astronomers have revealed the first-ever “image” of the black hole at the center of the Messier 87 galaxy, 55 million light-years away. Thinking this image and the ensuing conversations about the age of universe, etc. might’ve thrown a monkey wrench into the confirmation bias of some Christians, I decided to troll the Internet for evidence of initial Christian reaction to this tremendous scientific revelation. Below are a few…

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Should Science Inform Our Reading of Genesis 1–3? – Christian Article

Overlapping Spheres How should we think about the relation of science to the Bible? What about the relation of science to Genesis 1-3 in particular? These are challenging questions. As a general principle, it makes sense for us to take into account everything that we think we know when we are making life decisions. And the times for decision-making include the times when we read the Bible and the times when we think about science. It is not wise to block off…

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Season of Doubt – Christian Article

September 12, 2018 by Deacon Piatt With a freshman in high school, Amy and Christian Piatt are getting familiar with a whole new set of doubts. This got them thinking about how much doubt we’re surrounded by every day. But a question keep nagging at them… Is our doubt getting worse? From AI mimicry to feel-good stories gone bad, it seems like we have to question the very reality around us. So that’s what the Piatts do in this CultureCast.…

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