Do you believe in God? This was the question addressed in a Pew Research study about religious beliefs in America. The results were both surprising and confusing. The survey showed that 90% of Americans believe in God or a higher power. I was shocked to learn that because the United States has become increasingly secular.... Continue Reading →
What Is Truth?
I was recently watching a documentary about disinformation and its lasting effects. One comment was particularly unsettling - "we are living in a post-truth era". What does this mean? It means we no longer know the truth when we hear it. In fact, we no longer know truth when we see it. Because of abundant... Continue Reading →
A Flood of Evidence
The flood described in Genesis was no mere storm. It was caused by catastrophic events which caused water to be released from beneath the earth while it also poured overhead. In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month—on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth,... Continue Reading →
Noah’s Flood: Myth or History?
Did the flood described in Genesis really happen? Surprisingly, this is still a question that is being actively debated. Roughly 300 cultures around the world have had stories of a massive flood. Many of them also share a similar narrative: a great flood was sent by God to destroy civilization as punishment while sparing a... Continue Reading →
Earth’s History Requires a Leap of Faith
It’s been long observed that history is written by the winners. This is because the winner is able to re-write the narrative of the past. In this way, history repackages negative events- like genocide, into more positive concepts- like “Manifest Destiny”. We've seen this same kind of alteration with the apparent victory of science over... Continue Reading →