“Counter-Intuitive Biblical Claims?”

Written by Steven Barto, B.S. Psy., M.T.S. John C. Lennox is a mathematician, bioethicist, Christian apologist, and author. He has written many books on religion and ethics and engaged in numerous public debates with atheists including Richard Dawkins. I have a copy of Can Science Explain Everything? wherein Lennox writes, "There is what we might …

Let’s Go to Theology Class: Arguments for God’s Existence

The following is from Apologetics, my most recent class at Colorado Christian University in pursuit of my master's degree in theological studies. Written by Steven Barto, B.S., Psy. This Week's Question: Assuming we believe in God, Why spend time studying arguments for God’s existence? Why not just go with the belief and move on? What …

More on Scientism

Written by Steven Barto, B.S., Psych. Dan Egeler writes in the Forward to J.P. Moreland's book Scientism and Secularism: Learning to Respond to a Dangerous Ideology, “As the ideas that constitute scientism have become more pervasive in our culture, the Western world has turned increasingly secular and the centers of culture (the universities, the media …

The Basis for True Science

WHAT IS SCIENCE? How do we determine if it leads to truth? Whose truth does it represent? Stripped down, science essentially means "the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment." Is true science an elitist or Gnostic pursuit? In …

Chemical Evolution As Proposed by Darwinists

Written by Steven Barto, B.S., Psych. DARWINISTS WANT US TO believe that all species of organisms arose and developed through the natural selection of small, inherited variations that increased the individual's ability to compete, survive, and reproduce. Notwithstanding the fact that Charles Darwin had no formal training or knowledge of genetics, he felt compelled to …

Signature in the Cell: The Definition of Life

"What a wildly wonderful world, God! You made it all, with Wisdom at your side,     made earth overflow with your wonderful creations. Oh, look—the deep, wide sea, brimming with fish past counting, sardines and sharks and salmon" (Psalm 104:24-25, MSG). Written by Steven Barto, B.S., Psych. CHRISTIANS TODAY ARE FREQUENTLY looked upon with suspicion as …

Replacing Darwin: During Reformation Month!

FIVE HUNDRED YEARS AGO this month, the Reformation was initiated by a German priest and professor named Martin Luther, and continued by others such as Calvin and Zwingli. Luther's letter to his ecclesiastical superiors denouncing the sale of indulgences included his 95 Theses. Luther opened with theses 1 and 2, which stated, ¹"When our Lord …

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