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Scars on Creation: Berkeley Pit

Scars on Creation: Berkeley Pit Erin VanBaren   “The Richest Hill on Earth,” a sign proudly proclaims on the city outskirts of Butte, Montana. This is a bold claim, but the town could back it up for decades. Mining has been the lifeblood for the entirety of Butte’s existence and is the proof behind the […]

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What is Man?

This article is an adaptation of a speech given on August 17, 2016, at the Young Adults Retreat held at Lake Okoboji, IA.  Psalm 8:3–4: “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the […]

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Fingers

Our fingers are amazing tools that make man capable of performing skills such as intricate eye surgery or playing music, constructing everything from the tiny parts of a watch to massive ocean-going liners, airplanes and skyscrapers. It took not only man’s intellect to enable these achievements, but also his hands and fingers. Man’s hand has […]

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The Race of Life

The first time we come across a word in Scripture is important and seminal. In this case it is in Psalm 19:5 where the sun coming up to move across the sky is likened to a bridegroom coming out of his changing room in anticipation of his imminent  marriage and  a runner who has trained […]

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Whales

The whale and dolphin families have always fascinated me. Why? Because some are so large, most are very intelligent, and they are so graceful in their aquatic environment. But many are very shy and live out in the vast ocean, so that we may never see one in our lifetime. Television, DVDs and the internet […]

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In this article we step back in time and analyze Darwin’s basic theory of evolution by means of natural selection. Before we do this, we need to recall some terms we defined in the second article of this series. Evolution is descent with modification. Evolutionism is a world view using evolution to explain the origin […]

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The Intelligent Design movement is something extremely perplexing to the Reformed Christian—even more so than theistic evolution. Where theistic evolution is a contradiction, the Intelligent Design movement is just mind-bogglingly different. The Intelligent Design movement is another view on origins. Advocates of this movement contend there must be a designer or creator, as is evident […]

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