Going to the Dogs: Where Are We Headed if We Ignore the Conflict?

If you look up the phrase "Going to the Dogs" at http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings you will find this interesting entry: Of course, what originally went to the dogs was ... anything decayed and worthless that wasn't fit for humans, particularly food. This usage was well enough established by the late 18th century for it to have become …

There Are Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing — But Fear Not, Little Flock!

We attended a service where we discussed getting rid of much of the Bible Study material people use today, and focusing on the Bible itself. Our daughter attended a Sunday school where she was very disappointed by the lesson. "A lot of what he said was loosely based on Scriptures (few biblical references) but when …

Was Thomas Paine the Founding Father of Secular Humanism in America?

This is an excerpt from Chapter Five of Antidisestablishmentarianism. Benjamin Franklin might have remained his friend, yet he said concerning the publication of works like The Age of Reason, “I have read your manuscript with some attention. By the argument it contains against a particular Providence, though you allow a general Providence, you strike at the foundation …

Review of Prince of Persia the Movie

This is a review of the recent movie Prince of Persia starring Jake Gyllenhaal, not the video game series. WARNING! There are spoilers, since this is an older movie, but if you want to watch the movie first, go ahead. Then come back and read this. In the light of our current political situation and …

Guest Post by Dana Pratola for her new Release — Descended — Jett

DESCENDED ~ Jett   BLURB: He has no wings or halo, but he’s an honest-to-goodness hero. …And his lineage is quite impressive. When a reclusive businessman takes an interest in Haven’s artwork, she knows it’s an answer to prayer. But Jett Cestone is an enigma with a disconcerting connection to the young women in his …

Pride and Prejudice and Scientific Honesty

A number of more modern scientists strive to maintain the integrity of their profession in the face of much dishonesty on the part of committed Secular Humanists. University of California Professor of Psychology Stanley Sue believed that it was essential to avoid the common secularist redefining of the word “theory” into “fact,” as Richard Dawkins …

The Prime Directive

In 1971 the world was introduced to the Tasaday, a group living in the rainforests of Mindanau in the Philippines. At the time the small group was presented as a stone-age tribe, subsisting nearly naked in caves in a hunter-gatherer style and possessing a unique language. Subsequent studies have caused some to doubt whether these …

Christianity, Science and True Knowledge

Not all knowledge is true science. Paul wrote to Timothy in I Timothy 6:20 that he should be on guard against and stay away from those who used "oppositions of science falsely so called. " This is one of the more interesting references in the Bible to false science. He was telling Timothy to stay …

The Scientific Method According to Ben Franklin: George Whitefield’s Preaching and the Exodus

“He [Whitefield] ... preach’d one evening from the top of the Court-house steps, which are in the middle of Market-street, ... I had the curiosity to learn how far he could be heard, ... I found his voice distinct till I came near Front-street... Imagining then a semi-circle, ... fill’d with auditors, to each of …

Nature Red in Tooth and Claw

The quote "Nature red in tooth and claw" comes from Alfred, Lord Tennyson's very long series of poems "In Memoriam A.H.H," completed in 1849. Many evolutionists quote this phrase in support of their ideas of natural selection. When he began to write this poem, Tennyson questioned God's love and sovereignty over nature because of the …

A Slave of God Guest Post by Sophie Dawson

I am a slave of God. We shy away from the concept, and understandably so, given the history of slavery here is the US. I am one, however, and proud to declare it. As a believer in Christ, I have been paid for by Jesus’ death as payment for my wrong doing. Thus, He owns …

When a Man Suffers

http://www.amazon.com/The-Barons-Ring-ebook/dp/B0040V4EYI All of my books deal with men who have gone through some sort of devastating event that leaves a permanent mark. I want to explain how and why I put my male characters through severe trials. Our daughter has said, "You know you really put you men through a lot, don't you?" I look …

Science, Falsely So Called

"Academic politics is the most vicious and bitter form of politics because the stakes are so low." "Sayre's Law" -- this version found in the December 20, 1973 Wall Street Journal. "The stakes are so low" seems off, but all of us who ever taught at the college level are intimately acquainted with the bitterness …

Godwin’s Law

"'As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.' In other words, Godwin observed that, given enough time, in any online discussion-regardless of topic or scope-someone inevitably makes a comparison to Hitler and the Nazis." Wikipedia I have not bothered to check this out. It is not …

Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

Shakespeare put these words in Mercutio's mouth after he was stabbed in a swordfight: "No, 'tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church-door; but 'tis enough, 'twill serve: ask for me to-morrow, and you shall find me a grave man." (Romeo and Juliet, Act 3, Scene 1.) Though Mercutio could …

What Is “Progressive Creation” ?

Refuse foolish and ignorant speculations, knowing that they produce quarrels. The Lord's bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth, and they may come to …