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Admonitions to a Disappointed Young-Earther

This article was also published at SBC Voices by Ken Hamrick Recently, I came across a paper in the Journal for Baptist Theology & Ministry, written by Dr. Kenneth Keathley in 2013, entitled, “Confessions of a Disappointed Young-Earther.”[1] The piece is … Continue reading

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Are You Willing to Doubt Your Doubts? | J.D. GREEAR

Doubt can be a tricking thing. Our society, for instance, has elevated doubt to an unquestioned virtue. Those who follow tradition or submit to any kind of standard—especially an ancient one—are viewed with smug condescension. “Well,” we think, “they may … Continue reading

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Of Science and Faith: Revelation, The Certainty of Faith

by Jim Pemberton So what of the foundation for knowledge between the non-theist and the theist, particularly the Christian? (I acknowledge a difference between other theists and Christians because Christianity has a particularly compelling apologetic for revelation. I won’t discuss … Continue reading

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“Thank God You Can’t Sink This Ship” | Answers in Genesis

There are modern-day Ark legends being spread far and wide by secularists who are seeking to hinder the Ark Encounter project of Answers in Genesis, a full-size Noah’s Ark to open in Northern Kentucky in 2016. This Noah’s Ark theme … Continue reading

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Resurrection—No Doubt About It | Answers in Genesis

by Tim Chaffey […] Christ’s Resurrection is the most mocked and vilified miracle in the annals of human history. “Impossible, a fake,” modern scholars say. Yet a closer examination confirms the Bible’s historical integrity. “”Do not be afraid, for I … Continue reading

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Of Science and Faith: The Scientific Method, A Positive Look

by Jim Pemberton We often hear about how science is based in reason, but we aren’t often taught precisely how this works. We know something of the scientific method, but we don’t know how it relates to logic. We only … Continue reading

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A Discussion with J.W. Wartick on Recent Creation and Apparent Age

by Ken Hamrick Apologist J. W. Wartick recently posted an article on his blog, entitled, “Do Young Earth Creationists Advocate Appearance of Age?” He is an Old-Earth Creationist who argues that appearance of age would be deception on God’s part. I … Continue reading

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Let Scripture Speak for Itself

by Ken Hamrick When it comes to understanding the Bible, the intended meaning of the author ought to be held in such importance that the text is allowed to speak for itself—with every effort made to not read into the … Continue reading

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Can We Prove the Bible Is True? | Answers in Genesis

The Ultimate Proof by Mike Matthews […] Jesus Christ and His followers were fearless when it came to proclaiming God’s Word. What gave them such boldness and self-assuredness? They knew without a shadow of doubt the eternal power and absolute … Continue reading

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Of Science and Faith: Revelation

In the first article, I talked about the idea that we need to ask how we know something that we claim to know. In the last article, I talked about how Christians believe that there is more than one kind … Continue reading

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Can Evolutionary Clues Cure Cancer? | Answers in Genesis

A physicist and an astrobiologist team up to explain to medical doctors how knowledge of evolution holds the key to curing cancer. Scientific American: Did Cancer Evolve to Protect Us? Curing cancer is high on everyone’s wish list for the … Continue reading

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Of Science and Faith: Substance

In this series I am discussing a few key philosophical categories. Last time, I discussed epistemology. At the end of that discussion I brought up the idea that God is of a different stuff than the created world. The philosophical … Continue reading

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Of Science and Faith: How Do We Know?

Introduction It was said by theologians in the Middle Ages that philosophy is the handmaiden of theology. It is recognized that philosophy generated religious movements and Christian theology, in particular, was forged on the anvil of clashing philosophical movement. While … Continue reading

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Is the Ebola Epidemic Evolution in Action? | Answers in Genesis

by Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell, Dr. Georgia Purdom, and Dr. Tommy Mitchell on October 20, 2014 The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has already claimed over 4,000 lives—more than all previous Ebola epidemics combined—and it is showing no sign of slowing. … Continue reading

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“Creationism Is About … ” Well, the Bible! | Around the World with Ken Ham

According to a science and religion blogger with the not-so-reliable Huffington Post, the evolution/creation debate is not about science or even the Bible—it’s about gay marriage! Well, that’s certainly news to me! Writer Paul Wallace claims that he could never … Continue reading

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Review of Hugh Ross’s Navigating Genesis | Answers in Genesis

Dr. Hugh Ross’s Navigating Genesis: A Scientist’s Journey Through Genesis 1–11 is, sadly, a great tool for steering the uninformed and the gullible into a shipwreck of faith, not for removing stumbling blocks to faith as Dr. Ross misguidedly attempts. … Continue reading

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An Irenic & Vigorous Creationism Discussion at SBC Voices

by Ken Hamrick Most debates between Old-Earthers and Young-Earthers deteriorate to anger and ad hominem after about 100 comments. Recently, SBC Voices posted my article, “Helping Old-Earth Creationists Face the Supernatural Question,” which had been posted here. The discussion at … Continue reading

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Helping Old-Earth Creationists Face the Supernatural Question

by Ken Hamrick Instead of arguing for or against the scientific evidence, or arguing the merits of possible exegetical ways to reconcile Scripture with a billions-of-years chronology, I propose that—for the sake of argument-–we eliminate the evidence question all together. … Continue reading

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Recent Fiat Creationism: Rendering Evolution & Old-Earth Evidence Irrelevant

This article was written to answer the questions, “What if evolution were proven to be true? How would that affect your faith?”  by Ken Hamrick One of the best ways to defeat an opposing argument is to render its evidence … Continue reading

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Young Earth Creationism and Presuppositionalism: A Response to J.W. Wartick

by Ken Hamrick “Young Earth” creationism (YEC), as part of the Christian faith, stands on certain presuppositions, such as the existence of God and the divine, verbal inspiration of Scripture. The kind of apologetic argument that acknowledges that such presuppositions … Continue reading

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