What does Christian Transhumanism mean?

Originally posted on The Eschaton is Near:
It’s helpful sometimes to define terms do that everyone is on the same page. The Oxford Dictionary defines transhumanism as: “The belief or theory that the human race can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology.” The question for many…

Because He Lives!

“Because He lives I can face tomorrow!/ Because He lives all fear is gone/ Because I know, I know He holds the future/ And life is worth the living just because He lives!” The hymn “Because He Lives,” written by Bill Gaither, reflects the Biblical promise of John 24:19, when Jesus said: “…because I live,…

So Much Depends on Evolution?

“So much depends on evolution,” claims yearofevolution.org, a website showcasing the University of Pennsylvania and the Penn Museum’s intent to make a year-long celebration of Darwinism. The claim is common to Darwinist polemics, so it’ll be useful to critique the claims of the site. First, we should ask, What actually depends on evolution? Well, that…

Are Children Born Atheists? Science Suggests Otherwise.

A few years ago, I read the following claim pastor-turned-atheist Bruce Gerencser: “Every child born into this world is born an atheist. They don’t know one thing about god or religion. They don’t know about sin, salvation, or morality. As far as god and religion are concerned, every newborn is a blank slate. Belief in…

What’s Wrong With Christmas Is What’s Right About Halloween

Every year as the holidays approach, the Christian corner of the Internet erupts in a frenzy over whether or not a particular holiday should be celebrated. No holiday is more vigorously disputed amongst Christians than Halloween. Typically, I ignore the debate, but this year I read something that made me feel a response is warranted….

Did the Mosaic Covenant Prevent Science from Developing?

Creation.com’s Shaun Doyle has made the argument that the Mosaic covenant actually prevented science from developing. Yes. You read that correctly. He commits this theological overreach in his zeal to force the Bible In an article entitled Aliens and the Bible: Should we leave room for the possibility of sentient aliens?, Doyle lays out his…

Climate Change, Aliens and Starting Points

Originally posted on Exotheology.org:
In a post called, “Climate Change Killed the Aliens!“, Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis makes the following comments: “It seems extraterrestrial aliens make the news quite frequently (despite the fact that they don’t exist!). Every few weeks there’s a new study about why we supposedly haven’t found them, when…

Dissolving the Fermi Paradox? Guess Again

Originally posted on Exotheology.org:
A new study by Anders Sandberg, Eric Drexler and Toby Ord at the Future of Humanity Institute (Oxford) suggests that we are probably alone in the observable universe. The study, entitled “Dissolving the Fermi Paradox,” was published on June 6 on Arxiv, a server for sharing science papers that have…

Creation Ministries International Gives Up On Living Dinosaurs

While I was watching humans trying to save dinosaurs from extinction in the fictional cinema-verse of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, I remembered reading an article from Creation Ministries International called “Dinosaurs are almost certainly extinct” (February 22, 2018). The article’s message was that that “It is time to let go of the idea of ‘living…

Should Christians Celebrate Easter?

It is a sad truth, but there are Christians who object to the celebration of Christmas and Easter as vehemently as they oppose participation in Halloween. Like Jehovah’s Witnesses, they do not celebrate Christmas or Easter because they believe that these festivals are based on (or massively contaminated by) pagan customs and religions. The comparison…

Famous Creation Scientists Who Believed Alien Life Is Possible

Originally posted on Exotheology.org:
“Tony Breeden, we know about your lone wolf views on aliens. Go and troll somewhere else.” This comment was fired at me by an admin on the Alien Intrusion movie’s Facebook page and rather quickly deleted thereafter (Yes, I have a screenshot), but I wanted to comment on that whole…

Exotheology.org Reviews Gary Bates’ Alien Intrusion Movie

Originally posted on Exotheology.org:
For those of you who are familiar with my writing here on Exotheology.org and in my book Stranger and Aliens, you are probably aware that I knew I probably wouldn’t like the Alien Intrusion film going into it. It was already evident from the trailers and, frankly, the Alien Intrusion…