Have you tapped through an “I’m not a robot” test lately? The “reCaptcha” test (Captcha stands for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart), named in part for the computer science pioneer Alan Turing who anticipated the ability of machines to emulate human behavior. As machine learning advances, the variety ofContinue reading “I, Human”
I’m delighted to publish a guest post today by a member of our high-school apologetics fellowship, Claire Wilkerson. After reading Chapter 5: “The Role of Women in Christian Growth” of the book The Rise of Christianity by sociologist Rodney Stark, Claire Wilkerson submitted the following essay: The Rise of Christianity by Rodney Stark Chapter 5:Continue reading “The Role of Women In Christian Growth”
As one of the activities for this year’s scholarship competition, I asked volunteers from our high-school apologetics fellowship to write concise summaries of book chapters and post them on my blog. After reading Chapter 6: “Nothing New Under the Sun” of the book Another Gospel? by Alisa Childers, Claire Wilkerson submitted the following essay: NothingContinue reading “Nothing New Under the Sun”
As one of the activities for this year’s scholarship competition, I asked volunteers from our high-school apologetics fellowship to select a PragerU video that interested them and write a summary of it to post on my blog. Claire Wilkerson submitted the following essay: How the Reformation Shaped Your World – by Claire Wilkerson It allContinue reading “How the Reformation Shaped Your World”
If truth is merely relative, it has no claim on me. Therefore, people can say “truth is relative” to justify doing what they want to do—and that’s the idea.
Video Link: https://youtu.be/0FuCSloZSkw In past Friday Features, we talked about the idea that there are “two books” – the book of Scripture and the book of nature, and that from very early on, Christians have thought that God has revealed Himself to humankind primarily in two ways. First, we know that God exists from theContinue reading “Friday Feature: It Pays to Know a Little Philosophy”
Updated: Jan 19 Video Link: https://youtu.be/RLwjQt2kNFY The question of how life arose on earth may be the greatest question science has attempted to answer. In the modern science of biological origins, researchers commonly suppose that life arose through an undirected physical process described by well-understood principles of chemistry and physics. Even though our understanding of biochemistryContinue reading “Friday Feature: The RNA World”
Video Link: https://youtu.be/zpZq3kLOCN4 Modern people search for meaning in life, in a pursuit that is often furious, but ultimately fruitless. When Thoreau wrote that “the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation,” he characterized a modern problem that began long before. The industrial revolution, the sexual revolution, and more recently, the information age, socialContinue reading “Friday Feature: “Medieval Joe””
Updated: Jan 3 VIDEO LINK: https://youtu.be/ZvaldMeJLGk Christians know that we live in a fallen world, and each of us is responsible for its fallenness. The evil of the human heart is not limited to what we do, but also involves what we think. Imaginations of the mind feed the desires of the heart. When biblical principlesContinue reading “Friday Feature: Magic, Science, Religion, and Technology”
I recently asked volunteers from our high-school apologetics fellowship to write a chapter summary for Chapter 7: “Living to Prove He Is More Precious than Life” from the book Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper. Our students were asked to read a book chapter and write about the fact, truth, idea, or principle theyContinue reading “Don’t Waste Your Life”
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