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Kitchen Cabinet Door Conversion

We wanted to update the kitchen. At the same time we knew that we did NOT want the cheaply-built cabinets from the big-box home stores. They're just not good quality cabinetry. And at the time my woodworking skills were still in their infancy. (I was surprised at the...

Apologetics

Fake News creates Fake History

Some say there is no such thing. Others say it's no big deal as it happens all the time and people have always sorted things out. No matter what one's opinion, one of the most impacting themes of the past year is the presence of "fake news." Turn on the TV or radio...

What’s Wrong with Apologetics Today?

It is all the rage for the young. Apologetics teachers are the Christian "rock stars" for this generation. Oh, sure, there are singers and groups that get bigger followings. And there's a bunch of mega-church leaders who draw magnificent crowds. But those groups and...

Education
Let’s Study Historical Theology

Let’s Study Historical Theology

Just two hundred years of church history says a great deal about who we are. The more history we read the more we understand ourselves. With the proper attitude, the more this understand can help us correct ourselves and fix our errors.

Christianity and Society

Fake News creates Fake History

Some say there is no such thing. Others say it's no big deal as it happens all the time and people have always sorted things out. No matter what one's opinion, one of the most impacting themes of the past year is the presence of "fake news." Turn on the TV or radio...

Ethics
Book Review
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Crafts

Kitchen Cabinet Door Conversion

We wanted to update the kitchen. At the same time we knew that we did NOT want the cheaply-built cabinets from the big-box home stores. They're just not good quality cabinetry. And at the time my woodworking skills were still in their infancy. (I was surprised at the...

Calling a PHP routine from Javascript

First, you can’t do it, at least not directly. That’s because PHP code never makes it to the client and Javascript executed on the client rather than on the server. What is needed is a way to bridge the two. For that you can thank the AJAX principle – doing remote...

Theology

Disgracing God and Being Called (part 3)

In this third and final section I want to cover the question of the disgraced calling and the mistaken calling. The problem of disgraced callings is more common than we might think. Pastors and leaders sin. There is a way of dealing with sin. But what happens when the...

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Recommended Reading List

Recommended Reading List

There are books and there are books.  For the Christian who wishes to understand the world around him/her it is important to get a handle on both the history and the philosophy of the past that has contributed to where we are at. Then the Christian can respond to the...

One Short Essay

The Christian Mind in a Contrary Culture: Some History of the Ideas That Affect Our View of the World

 
Events

Events

I plan on being at the EMNR conference 2017. "Apologetics: Handmaiden to Evangelism and Discipleship" At the New Hope Community Church in Palatine, IL on April 28-29, 2017.  See you there!

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On Frameworks of Scientific Inquiry

Philosophy of science, like any other area, struggles with both method and framework. The methods side of the equation is most familiar to us. These are the questions of how theories are best constructed. That is where I have spent most of my time. The challenges are...

On Model Falsification

The empirical movement of modern science in the 19th and 20th centuries raised questions about knowledge.  Hume, Kant, and others asked how we can know and how we might verify that what we know is true?  Hume began with empiricism but had an issue with the reliability...

Science, Ken Ham, and Bill Nye: The Debate in Perspective

By now you have all read about the debate.  If you want to view it so that this perspective and other review make more sense it is available here.  It was an interesting event to say the least.  But at the same time it raised some important questions – difficult ones...

10 Things You Should Know About Science and Evolution

Students everywhere face this challenge.  So do adults.  It is a hard question - what if "evolution" is true?  The consequences are serious no matter how one answers the question.  But the world does not end if we get the question wrong.  (Many evolutionists have...

Coming this Spring is my first publication, tentatively entitled “The Myth of Scientific Certainty, an Apologetic Regarding Scientific Structures.” It is an exploration into the structure of scientific theories, the structure and arguments of various scientists, and an evangelical Christian response to some of the issues that are raised in this field.

These posts on the same topic are adjunct to the publication and address some of these concerns. They serve as an introduction to what is presented in the book.

An Introduction

This effort is about apologetics that makes a difference in daily living. The emphasis is on science and ethics and the venue for teaching these is the local church. The science discussion is geared toward students (secondary & later), teachers, and scientists. The ethics discussion is for everyone. Read also for my doctrinal statement and other matters of importance.