What I Didn’t Know 20 Years Ago

On March 23, 1997, I stopped running from a God I thought I knew everything about from my upbringing. I grew up in church. I certainly knew it’s culture and teachings, but I didn’t really know Jesus. I knew about Jesus. I knew about Church history. I could quote you Bible verses. But I knew…

Space Brothers: Are Intelligent ETs Made In God’s Image Too?

Originally posted on Exotheology.org:
Once upon the 50s and 60s, the Contactee movement referred to aliens as “Space Brothers.” The name was rooted in the idea that extraterrestrials were here to help us out. At the very least, they were here to warn us that we were in danger of annihilating ourselves via nuclear…

How Many Christians/Creationists Believe In Aliens?

Originally posted on Exotheology.org:
A lot of people sk me just how many Christians actually believe in extraterrestrial life. Of course, creationists also want to know how belief in extraterrestrial life compares amongst creationists and evolutionists. ?These are excellent questions. In general, we estimate the number by noting that, for example, 75 percent of…

Alien Fear Factor

Originally posted on Exotheology.org:
Recently Stephen Hawking has been in the news for saying that we should look for aliens and listen in on them, but avoid contact if we want to avoid extinction. His statement is part of an ongoing discussion over the advisability of METI (Messaging to Extraterrestrial Intelligence), also known as…

Creationism – Just Too Divisive?

Did you know that USAmerica has over 600 separate Christian denominations? Each of these movements is testimony to our commitment to doctrinal purity, but they also give evidence to a pervasive problem within the Body of Christ: Our tendency toward division and schism rather than unity when we disagree. Frankly, that’s the light some Christian…

Christians Will Colonize the Cosmos!

Originally posted on Exotheology.org:
Fellow Christian author E. Stephen Burnet has written a thought provoking post over at SpeculativeFaith.com, entitled?Will Christians Colonize the Cosmos?? He correctly notes that Christian objections to the idea that we will colonize space center on our eschatology. Basically, our End Times theology has resulted in a geocentric futurology: we…

Why the Search for Exoplanets Should Be Encouraged

Originally posted on Exotheology.org:
The news of several Earth-sized planets orbiting a small, dim star called TRAPPIST-1 fell like a bombshell this past few days. The announcement was well orchestrated, complete with a 360 image of an exoplanet’s surface, ?a more mundane image of the same, a little video, and even a travel poster.…

Why Isaiah 45:18 Says Nothing About Aliens

Originally posted on Exotheology.org:
It’s one of the most cited verses amongst those touting anti-alien dogma. Just a couple days ago during an?Answers News?segment with Ken Ham, Bodie Hodge quoted it to claim that aliens were impossible. So how does this verse allegedly make the possibility of extraterrestrial life impossible? Isaiah 45:18 reads: For…

Is Creationism a Side Issue?

Even amongst Bible-believing Christians, not everyone embraces Biblical Creationism and Catastrophism, even though the plain meaning of the Bible expressly teaches a literal 6-day Creation and a world-wide flood. There are a variety of reasons given for rejecting the plain meaning of Scripture in favor of views that accomodate long ages. Some bow before the…