Bruce Waltke and Evolution on ABC World News Tonight

ABC World News Tonight had a segment on Bruce Waltke ‘s resignation from RTS. Peter Enns appears briefly. http://widgets.clearspring.com/o/4ae8d36a3102598f/4bc9f7db60dc795b/4ae8d36a3102598f/2745fbef/-cpid/42422231c78f02b9 The relevant clip can be found on YouTube. [Read more...]

Distortion of Jesus’ Message

From Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, via Friendly Atheist. [Read more...]

Doctor Who: The Beast Below

I just watched the second episode of the latest Doctor Who season, “The Beast Below.” I won’t post any spoilers, since most readers may not have had a chance to see this episode yet. But presumably I won’t spoil it for anyone if I say that this episode is wonderful, one of the most intelligent [Read More...]

The Bird That Sings C, Bb, G

There’s a bird in our yard these days, and it sings a high descending C, Bb, G, holding the first note longer than the other two, and sometimes repeating the last note several times. Are any readers who are also birdwatchers able to offer some suggestions as to what it might be? I’m starting to think [Read More...]

The Globetrotters vs. the Butler Bulldogs

This comes from the student newspaper The Butler Collegian, which also has a story about a grant awarded to my colleague Chad Bauman. [Read more...]

Picking and Choosing in the News

Rick Phillips has commented on the resignation of Bruce Waltke over his views on evolution and creation. His view is that acceptance of science over the Bible on even one point undermines the whole thing. I assume that either he believes that there is a dome over the earth, or rejects the Bible altogether, because [Read More...]

LOST in a Well of Souls: The Outer Limits of Dark Matters

After watching last night’s episode of LOST, I was reminded of an episode from The Outer Limits, “Dark Matters,” in which there was some dark matter that was catching space ships in its gravitational pull, and even when the crews eventually died, their souls could not escape. I remember being particularly struck by the exploration of [Read More...]

Religion and Science Fiction Essays

Students in my religion and science fiction class are turning their attention to their essays, and I’ve given them a lot of freedom to come up with their own topics. One student is asking for input, and so this is the opportunity for readers here who are interested in religion and sci-fi to show just [Read More...]

LOST Untangled: Everybody Loves Hugo

http://a.abc.com/media/_global/swf/embed/2.6.3/SFP_Walt.swf [Read more...]

Quotes of the Day

Ken Schenck: “In my opinion, the extent to which some Reformed presuppositionalists go makes their conclusions incredulous to all but those few who are already convinced of their viewpoint. Most crucially, they do not allow their presuppositions to be revised in the light of particular data. If the atomism of the Enlightenment makes it difficult [Read More...]

LOST, Love, and the Living

Tonight’s episode of LOST, “Everybody Loves Hugo,” was fantastic in many ways – if you have yet to watch it, I warn you that spoilers lie ahead. Tonight’s episode offered an “explanation” of the whispers. The whispers are dead people, and they are ones that “can’t move on.” And so perhaps the series will end with Hurley looking [Read More...]


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