Bats, the Furry Fliers

Bats, the flying mammals, are fascinating creatures that inhabit human folklore in mostly inaccurate fashion. Walking across the campus of Emmanuel College one day, I saw a crowd behind one of the buildings. A large colony of bats had made their home in the attic, which had been fumigated to drive the furry fliers out.

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Designs in the Living World

Whose Hand Is That?

Did you know the answer as soon as you saw the picture? It’s the hand of the One who designed the DNA molecule. He also designed everything else, as John says about Jesus, “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”

The illustration is part of the cover of a biology textbook,

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Genetics — The Enemy of Evolution

Lane P. Lester, Ph.D.

Genetics and evolution have been enemies from the beginning of those two concepts. Gregor Mendel, the father of genetics, and Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, were contemporaries. At the same time that Darwin was claiming that creatures could change into other creatures, Mendel was showing that even individual characteristics remain constant.

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Does Gratitude Require a Benefactor?

At a recent meeting of the Clarkesville Writers Society (not pictured above), the members shared short pieces they had written on the theme of gratitude. The following is the one I presented.

Does Gratitude Require a Benefactor?

In the movie “America’s Sweethearts” one of the characters goes to a New Age retreat where he learns to be grateful for just about everything.

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Diversity of Life

The History of Life

The following is a short article about how living things got to be the way they are. It assumes the truth of supernatural creation, followed by natural variation during the time life has been on the earth.

Because this article is fairly long to be read online, you may choose to download either a two-column two-page PDF or a trifold PDF which produces an easy-to-share brochure.

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Person Bench Beach

Is God Through with You?

Have you ever come to a point in your life where you wonder if God cares what you spend your time doing? I don’t mean good vs. evil behavior; I’m talking about what work you do, your job, your calling, your ministry. Can there come a time when God has no more plans for you in this life?

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No Corn

Fructose Will Kill You

Because I have an intolerance to corn products (a nuisance, but not life-threatening like an allergy), Gail has to shop carefully to avoid foods with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and other bad stuff. A new study shows that HFCS, in addition to contributing to obesity, causes the heart muscle to grow out of control.

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Girl Praying

Christian Idolatry

The title above may seem like an oxymoron, but please stick with me and I think you’ll see it’s appropriate.

There is an email going around the Christian Forwarders Network (I just made that up) which relates “a true story and the author, Rick Mathes, is a well-known leader in prison ministry.” In a conversation with a Muslim imam,

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What Are You Against?

Jon Acuff has a blog I respect, Stuff Christians Like, and this post was Reacting to Anne Rice. Jon said Christian bloggers are required to respond to Anne Rice’s recent bombshell, so here goes.

Here’s what Rice posted on Facebook:
For those who care, and I understand if you don’t: Today I quit being a Christian.

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Pro-Life? What Age Are We Talking About?

Most Christians, and many other theists (God-believers), consider abortion to be the murder of babies. And perhaps as many (or more) are opposed to the euthanasia of the elderly as murder of those at the other end of the age spectrum. These believers would consider themselves firmly in the “pro-life” camp.

Almost everyone is pro-life for some parts of the age spectrum from conception to death.

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