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Did Humans Really Evolve from Ape-Like Creatures?

This chapter is from the book Searching for Adam, available in our online store. Of all of the claims of biological evolution perhaps none is more repugnant to conservative Christians than the bestial origin of man. Even when much of the Church had come to accommodate evolution in the late …

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What Memories Are Made Of

“Where’d I park my car?” Our inability to remember details can be annoying. Yet if we understand how our brain works—why it forgets some things and remembers others—we can gain a whole new appreciation for this marvel. Many people mistakenly believe that the brain permanently stores all the information it …

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Growing Plastics on the Farm

Corn is an amazingly versatile creation. You can use corn to drive to a picnic, where you put kernels of corn on corn and scoop the kernels up with more corn to eat them. Huh? Well, you can drive to a picnic spot, powered by a mix of gasoline and …

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One Indivisible Word

“This author knows that the inner kernel of Christian faith is completely independent of his own critical investigations. Christ’s supernatural birth, miracles, resurrection and ascension remain eternal truths even as their reality as historical facts may be challenged.”1 With these words the nineteenth-century critic David Strauss clearly spelled out a …

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Volcanoes—Windows Into Earth’s Past

Few natural catastrophes today compare to the awesome spectacle of a volcanic eruption. The Mount St. Helens eruption of May 18, 1980, the most destructive in recorded U.S. history, unleashed the same energy as 400 million tons of TNT, or approximately 20,000 Hiroshima-size atomic bombs.1 Yet its explosive power is …

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Is Sharing Our Faith Optional?

Many Christians today seem ignorant of their calling to “go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19). They don’t realize they are to “contend for the faith” (Jude 3) and must …

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How Long Did It Take for Noah to Build the Ark?

Some confuse God’s statement in Genesis 6:3 as describing the time it took Noah to build the Ark. It says: Genesis 6:3And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” However, these …

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Layers of Assumption

“Then God said, ‘Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years.’” —Genesis 1:14 When you hear the name Methuselah, what do you think of? Many of us think …

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