Common Christian Misconceptions About Evolution

When looking at what Stephen Jay Gould called “The magisterium of science” we are amazed at the developments we see. Anesthesia, for example, is a given in America, yet Dr. Morton and Dr. Wallace were the first to achieve this scientific development that we take for granted and it didn’t happen till 1846! Just a few hundred years ago, people were drinking alcohol to numb the pain of getting a limb removed.
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Thou Shalt Not Spank: Why Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child Is Unbiblical

In approaching this difficult and emotionally charged topic, I want to lay my cards on the table. Though I have some experience babysitting children, I do not have any of my own. My assumption is that if the Bible teaches anything prescriptive about how to discipline a child, we should take heed. (As opposed to a descriptive text, that just explains what a person did or what the practices of the time were.)
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Why Everybody Should Be Pro-Vaccine

Anti-Vaxxers, they’re everywhere. From religious people on Facebook, to actors who were married to former playmates, people have had their suspicions on vaccination for a long time. This is especially sad to see in the Christian community and the Reformed Christian community (a subset of the christian community.) Because of this, I have sought to answer the two major objections to vaccines that I see repeated all the time. It is my hope that if whether you’re religious or not, you consider what is being presented instead of angrily typing in the comments about how I just want your children to have autism.
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Why the Apostle Paul Thought Women’s Hair Was Too Sexy

Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you. But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head, but every wife who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same as if her head were shaven. For if a wife will not cover her head, then she should cut her hair short. But since it is disgraceful for a wife to cut off her hair or shave her head, let her cover her head. For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of man. For man was not made from woman, but woman from man. Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man. That is why a wife ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels.Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man nor man of woman; for as woman was made from man, so man is now born of woman. And all things are from God. Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a wife to pray to God with her head uncovered? Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears long hair it is a disgrace for him,1but if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For her hair is given to her for a covering. If anyone is inclined to be contentious, we have no such practice, nor do the churches of God. (1 Corinthians 11:2-16 ESV)

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Book Review: Faith vs. Fact by Jerry Coyne

Faith Vs. Fact, a provocative title to catch the attention of the reader. Like clickbait, I found that this book was all style and no substance. Now, to avoid the impression that this college freshman is critiquing someone well-studied in their field as if he knows better, I’m not purporting to know more than Dr. Coyne as he is a Harvard graduate and a great biologist, his book Why Evolution is True is great! However, this book doesn’t live up to the hype that Richard Dawkins and online atheists seem to indicate.
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Finely-Tuning the Fine Tuning Argument

If we were just a couple inches closer to the sun, we’d burn!!! Isn’t that scary? Unfortunately, this is how the Fine-Tuning Argument is presented on a popular level[1], and it reduces the argument and makes it easy to refute. An NBA basketball player not combusting when they dunk a ball would be such an example. However, the actual fine-tuning argument is one of the best arguments a Christian apologist can use, so it is important that we do understand it.


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