The Last Enemy

Originally posted on Defending Genesis:
My friend, a fellow Creation speaker and a minister of the Gospel, announced the death of his beloved wife with these words: “She knew God’s full glory at 11:55.” My initial reaction was shock, sorrow, denial. Who hasn’t felt the horror, loss and gut-wrenching sadness of a loved one’s passing? There’s…

Can a Dinosaur Have Feathers?

Recently, we wrote about “Eva,” An alleged coelurasaur fossil trapped in amber. While we noted that the evidence seems more consistent with a bird than a dinosaur, it got me to thinking: Why can’t a dinosaur have feathers? Two objections generally come to mind. The first is an appeal to consequences and the other is a…

In Principio: Genesis 1:2

“And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” Some well-meaning Christians have attempted to place a considerable gap in time between the first two verses of Genesis. The Gap theory or Ruin and Reconstruction…

Is It a Bird or a Dinosaur? A Tale of a Tail Trapped in Amber

At the tail end* of last year, the discovery of “Eva” (more formally known as DIP-V-15103) was announced as a dinosaur tail with feathers preserved in Cretaceous amber. The apricot sized sample also includes an ant and some plant debris. Discovered in an amber market in Myanmar, the tail fragment is believed to be a…

What Has CreationLetter.com Accomplished?

Originally posted on The Creation Letter:
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,…

Tabby’s Star: Not an Alien Megastructure After All

Originally posted on Exotheology.org:
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 Exotheology.org:
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…