Lessons from the friendship between a Christian and an atheist

In the early 2000s, a new movement of vocal atheists arose, committed with religious fervor to the propagation of their faith that there is no God, and imagining that the world would be a much better place if religion would just go away. One event that vitalized this crusade of “New Atheists” was the September …

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Thankful to God that the atheists are wrong

Answers in Genesis has some new billboards that I actually like, highlighted on today's Around the World With Ken Ham blog. Here's one of them: As I recently reminded one reader here on The GeoChristian, I am on the same side as the young-Earth creationists. We may differ on a secondary issue---the age of the …

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Around the web 4/21/2013 — Evolutionary evangelism, pink unicorns, and the man who sang before 200 million people

I'D RATHER TALK ABOUT JESUS -- Theologian and apologist C. Michael Patton made an important discovery about the "what about evolution?" question back when he was still a young-Earth creationist. Rather than trying to convince an atheist that the earth was only a few thousand years old or that evolution was a big lie, he decided …

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Jesus is for geologists (and other scientists)

I've always known that Jesus is for geologists, as well as for biologists, chemists, physicists, archeologists, astronomers, and all other sorts of scientists. There are, of course, many Christians who are scientists, and many scientists who are Christians. As a graduate student in geology, I found rich fellowship with a half dozen Christian geologists-in-training, and …

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Regarding “PCA Geologists on the Age of the Earth”

We moved to a new city last year, and recently became members of a church in the Presbyterian Church in America. We are delighted to be a part of this local church, with its commitment to the truthfulness and authority of the Scriptures, excellent preaching, worship that is rooted in the Bible and the liturgical …

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The tragedy of “creation evangelism”

The following item was originally posted in October 2009, and I have added it to my blog recycling program. Because I have new readers of The GeoChristian, I will occasionally go back and re-use some of my favorite blog entries (sometimes with a little editing). This post quotes from Michael Spencer, the late author of …

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Ken Ham and I are in complete agreement

I believe the Earth is about 4.6 billion years old, and that the Bible doesn't say much one way or the other about biological evolution. I believe that young-Earth creationism is neither necessary Biblically nor valid scientifically. Ken Ham is president of Answers in Genesis, and believes the Bible requires an approximately 6000-year old Earth …

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The tragedy of “creation evangelism”

Creation evangelism: using young-Earth creationism (Earth < 10,000 years old, most of geology is the product of Noah's flood) to win people to faith in Christ. There are many people who have come to faith in Christ through young-Earth creation ministries such as Answers in Genesis, the Institute for Creation Research, and a multitude of …

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