Same Data, Different Interpretations?

It is a common claim of young-earth creationists that they are looking at the same data as mainstream scientists, and merely interpreting it differently. But in actual fact, reality, with its hard facts, has a way of changing our minds even when we are determined to interpret things differently. And so I share this more [Read More...]

Doctor Who: Delta and the Bannermen

“Delta and the Bannermen” is another Doctor Who episode from the Sylvester McCoy era that seems to be unsure what sort of story it wants to tell. Doctor Who has always combined the serious and terrifying with the comical, but “Delta and the Bannermen” only rarely seems to achieve and effective balance. Some love it, [Read More...]

That TARDIS Looks Like a Confessional

From The Far Left Side. The official stance of the Catholic church is that evolution occurred, but there are certainly promoters of pseudoscience among Catholics (think Denyse O’Leary). And so this seems like a rather complimentary cartoon about Catholicism, depicting the church going to such great lengths to promote mainstream science and convince skeptics among [Read More...]

And the Winner is…

The winner of the giveaway of a copy of Abraham Kuyper, Wisdom and Wonder, is commenter number 62… By my count, that makes the winner Jason Gardner! (Feel free to double-check my counting if you are so inclined – we can have a Florida style recount if necessary). Congratulations, Jason, and please let me know [Read More...]

The First Controlled Substance

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The Cheerful Apocalypticist

From today’s Speed Bump. More serious discussion of apocalypticism and the expectation of the end of the world soon… [Read more...]

Do I Look Suspicious?

Just because you’ve seen Sith wearing hoodies, like Darth Maul or my old apprentice (before he ended up in a full-body armor suit that doesn’t really go with a hoodie) doesn’t mean that you should discriminate against everyone whom the Force is strong with. Some of us are just ordinary Jedi, trying to go about [Read More...]

Learn Grammar You Will

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Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World

The Doctor Who episode Enemy of the World from the Patrick Troughton era is something of a first, an episode that is more like a James Bond movie than any of the typical scenarios in which the Doctor and his companions typically find themselves (and I was pleased to find that I wasn’t the only [Read More...]

Win a Free Copy of Abraham Kuyper, Wisdom and Wonder!

Patheos, in addition to hosting a book club discussion of the new translation of Abraham Kuyper’s treatment of science and art and their relation to Christianity, published under the title Wisdom & Wonder: Common Grace in Science & Art, Patheos has also generously given me the opportunity to give away a copy to one lucky [Read More...]

Wisdom and Wonder by Abraham Kuyper

I am grateful to Patheos for giving me the opportunity to participate in the Patheos Book Club discussion of the translation of Abraham Kuyper’s book, released under the English title Wisdom & Wonder: Common Grace in Science & Art. The book offers a fascinating insight into the question of how Christian faith relates to major [Read More...]


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