What Has CreationLetter.com Accomplished?

Originally posted on CreationLetter.com:
In December 2008, I founded CreationLetter.com with the aim of providing a Biblical creationist response to atheist Dr. Michael Zimmerman’s Clergy Letter Project. At the time, the Clergy Letter had nearly 12,000 signatures. In the 8 years since, Zimmerman’s NOMA-based Letter has gained about 1400 more signatures. Since 2006, Zimmerman…

Tabby’s Star: Not an Alien Megastructure After All

Originally posted on Creation Exotheology:
Some of you have heard of the fuss over KIC 8462852 aka Tabby’s Star. Back in 2015, the Kepler Space Telescope noticed that the star was flickering and dramatically dimming. This resulted in immediate speculation that the star’s strange behavior was evidence of an advanced alien civilization that was building…

In Principio: Genesis 1:1 Part 2

​”In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” I know we just went over this verse, but it’s too profound to take at one sitting. When you meditate on the very first verse of the Bible, something strikes you. “In the beginning, God…” God was there at the start, at the very beginning…

Are Aliens a Part of an End Times Deception?

Originally posted on Creation Exotheology:
Jeremy Auldaney, author of Mysteries of History Revealed and former “senior field/library researcher/writer” for the Creation Research Society, took objection to my response to one of his anti-alien posts. I noted that he was appealing to an argument from silence and then took particular objection to his insistence that an…

In Principio: Genesis 1:1

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” The Bible begins at the very start, a fact that bears special significance for Homo sapiens. We are the species with questions. Who are we? Where did we come from? Where are we going? How should we live? Are we alone? To answer these questions,…

Eating Pork and Shellfish, or Does the Bible Contradict Itself?

I recently saw a comment on a Facebook group that noted how the Old Testament forbade believers from eating pork or shellfish, but now Christians are allowed to eat those things.  He noted that in his opinion that might be a contradiction. A lot of people question why there are Laws in the Old Testament…

Consensus Science, Geocentrism and Aliens

In 2003, the late science fiction author Michael Crichton delivered a lecture at Caltech entitled, “Aliens Cause Global Warming.” The purpose of the lecture was to take to task the sort of science that uses political and social pressure to enforce groupthink. His lecture is often cited in critiques and criticisms of global warming. The…

Using Darwin’s Bulldog To Show A Rational Creationism

People are often surprised to learn that I build the central premise of my first non-fiction book, Defending Genesis, upon the words of the man known as Darwin’s Bulldog.  You see, while Thomas Huxley was certainly no friend of religion, he did have the intellectual honesty to concede that Biblical creationism was rational. `Creation,’ in the…

Should you leave your church if they don’t have services on Christmas?

Believe it or not, there are a number of people who are posting things like, “If your church doesn’t have services on Christmas Sunday, find another church.” Now I will admit that it seems ironic that churches cancel services on a holiday that we claim celebrates the birth of Christ. I can’t imagine anyone doing…

Should We Not Teach “Bible Stories?”

The following is an excerpt from Strangers and Aliens: A Christian Sci-fi Author Examines the Argument for Extraterrestrial Life. First and foremost, the Bible is a book of Wonders, which is little wonder (pun intended) if you stop to consider how very creative its Chief Author is. The Bible contains records of supernatural miracles and prophecies…

Are We Born Atheists? Science Suggests Otherwise

Originally posted on How To Fall Down:
It’s been a while since I posted anything for How To Fall Down. One of the reasons for this was that I’d been blocked from even viewing Bruce Gerencser’s?website, basically because he had a strong objection to my deconstructing his fall from the faith. The other reason is…

Is Christmas a Pagan Holiday? or Why It’s OK To Celebrate Christmas 

When I was a kid, there were folks talking about how secular society was minimizing Christian influence during the Christmas season. In the name of being tolerant, there were those who said that you couldn’t say Merry Christmas. You had to say Happy Holidays, or better yet Season’s Greetings.  School children were encouraged to call…