What Christmas Means and Why I Hope Bart Ehrman Gets It Someday

A recent Newsweek cover [Dec. 17, 2012] pictures the Nativity and claims that Bart Ehrman will answer such questions as “Who was Jesus? Did he have a wife? How many wise men were there? Why Bethlemhem? In a manger or a cave?” Unfortunately, the cover is referring to an article inside called “The Myths of Jesus.” In…

Evolutionary Theology: Where Scientific and Biblical Illiteracy Go Hand in Hand

Joel Watts, the misguided theology student who would rather Kentucky open up a porn shop than the Biblically-affirming Ark Encounter, has recently commented on an exchange between Rev. Paul Wallace and Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis. Rev. Wallace made the following statement: “But there are other kinds of illiteracy. There is, for example, scientific illiteracy….

Casting Pearls, or When Argument Is Pointless – Part 3

When is it pointless to engage someone in argument or debate? A lot of times, it’s difficult to tell the difference between someone who has legitimate objections to the faith and someone who’s simply throwing up a smokescreen. This is especially difficult on the internet. How do we know when to make the effort and…

More on Why Creation Is Foundational To Science – Not Evolution (via CreationLetter.com)

It appears that a post entitled Why Creation Is Foundational To Science – Not Evolution has been the object of some spirited discussion at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OriginsTalk/message/25760. This article drew attention recently when ScienceAgainstEvolution.org featured CreationLetter.com as their website of the month. A commenter who dubs himself gluadys disagrees with me on several points: "To begin with: the title….

Ark Wars: More Willful Ignorance About Dinosaurs, Noah’s Ark and the Ark Encounter

As most of you know, I debunked a rather poorly-conceived video on YouTube in which humanist Barry Lynn of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State attacked the up-coming Ark Encounter attraction. Lynn condescendingly referred to the Ark Encounter as the “Ark Park” and offered mockery and misinformation. Here’s how Lynn described it: “…I got into a…

CreationLetter.com Featured as ScienceAgainstEvolution.org’s Website of the Month (via CreationLetter.com)

Today it came to my attention that CreationLetter.com was featured in Disclosure, the monthly newsletter of California-based ScienceAgainstEvolution.org, as the August 2011 Website of the month. Specifically, reviewer Lothar Janetzko honed in on a rather popular article called Why Creation Is Foundational To Science – Not Evolution. Here's what they had to say: "This month’s web…

Zack Kopplin’s Crusade to Insulate Microbes-to-Man Evolutionism from the Self-Correcting Mechanisms of Scientific Inquiry (via CreationLetter.com)

Recently, atheist Dr. Michael Zimmerman has been giving a lot of press to a young man named Zack Kopplin. Kopplin, a product of the microbes-to-man evolution propaganda machine that is our public educational system, wants to repeal the 2008 Louisiana Science Education Act [LSEA] which encourages critical thinking in science education. Young Mr. Kopplin believes…