A Little History on a Faulty “Scholarly” Notion: Deutero Isaiah

The faulty notion that the book of Isaiah had multiple authors over centuries (rather than a single author ~700 BC) was first shoveled into Biblical thought by Abraham Ibn Ezra in 1145 AD. Before that, everyone (including numerous people in the New Testament, such as Jesus, John, and Paul) attributed the book to a single …

Jesus Already Drop-Kicked Marxist, Atheist Agendas

In the age of the “enlightenment” of the 17th - 19th centuries, deep atheistic thinkers crawled into the corners of people’s minds with their materialist agendas, claiming physical science had an explanation for all we know in this world. The “rational” supplanted the “traditional” and the “material supplanted the supernatural.” People in the West began …

Social Justice Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: A Christian Response

One of my favorite graduate assistants, from a handful of years ago, grew up in Sweden, where she was raised in a Christian home by very loving parents. I met her parents upon her first graduation where they gave me a book entitled “Jerusalem” by Selma Lagerlöf, which presented a fictional account of a humble …

Fulfilled Prophecy in Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream

In ancient times, claiming special powers and failing to deliver could earn you a death sentence. King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had a dream around 600 years before the appearance of Jesus, which he struggled to interpret. He summoned the help of magicians, sorcerers, astrologers, and enchanters, expecting them to interpret his dream without giving them …

Do Ethical Values of Religious People and Atheists Vary? An Answer from the #WVS

I downloaded data from the 7th and most recent wave of the World Values Surveys today and analyzed items using the SPSS statistical package. I wondered whether any statistically significant variations were present between religious people and atheists on a variety of ethical values and norms. I isolated the United States, New Zealand, Japan, and …

4 Kingdoms of Daniel and the Movement to Kill the Church

King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had a dream around 600 years before the appearance of Jesus, which he struggled to interpret. He summoned the help of magicians, sorcerers, astrologers, and enchanters, expecting them to interpret his dream without giving them any details about it. They protested, telling him that no one could ever interpret a dream …

Problems with the Neo-Darwinian Theory of Evolution

Flawed argument: “Evolution is a fact.” Ever since Richard Dawkins penned "The God Delusion," in which he posited that unguided evolution replaces the need for God, it seems a bandwagon of cheering atheists and agnostics have burst into the streets to declare themselves free from our Creator, His moral accountability, and the purpose and meaning …

Mind before Matter: On Consciousness and Naturalism

Naturalism (or materialism) is the belief that everything arises from physical causes or properties. Explaining our consciousness (or our awareness) is a problem for naturalists, since any natural origins are unknown and it’s difficult to determine the levels of consciousness of various sentient beings. How, when, and why did consciousness arise? Which beings were the …