• The City Summer 2016

    Science Does Not Understand Our Consciousness of God, but Not for the Reasons We Might Think

    by Denyse O’Leary We really do not know much about people who lived before the age of writing, but sometimes they surprise us. Consider Gobekli Tepe in Southeastern Anatolia, Turkey, discovered in 1994. Dated at 11,500 years ago, it seems to have been a massive worship site. No one apparently lived at the site (no …

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    God is in the Details

    Why Modern Science Points Toward, Not Away From, God Although the media continues to present science and religion as antagonists, it is no exaggeration to say that many, if not most, of the major scientific discoveries of the last century have pointed not away from but toward theism. In this essay, I will survey some …

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    Intimations from Order of a Mind behind the Universe

    By Robert C. Newman Biblical Theological Seminary Interdisciplinary Biblical Research Institute Hatfield, Pennsylvania Abstract This paper was written up from the notes of a talk given to the physics colloquium at the University of Delaware in 1984. How does one distinguish an artifact from an object that has been randomly formed? Is life an artifact …

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    The Role of the Ancient Near East and Modern Science in Interpretation

    By John H. Walton The Cultural River One of the biggest challenges in the science and faith conversation concerns the roles that the ancient Near East and modern science play in interpretation. To address this issue, I would like to propose that we use the metaphor of a cultural river. Even in our modern world …

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    Science and Faith

    By John Bloom Perhaps the biggest problem today in the area of “science and faith” is that discussions of this topic quickly turn into a “science OR faith” standoff.  Certainly this is the attitude conveyed by the popular media, which a century ago adopted and still perpetuates the so-called “warfare model” for the relationship between …

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    Responding to the Nonempirical Case for Atheism

    By Hugh Ross Today, the physical and historical evidence for the existence of the God of the Bible is so extensive and compelling that unbelieving skeptics are increasingly resorting to nonempirical arguments to defend their unbelief. That is, they appeal to what we do not yet know or cannot possibly know about the universe and …

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    And We Believe in the Resurrection of the Dead

    By Louis A. Markos Frank Capra’s holiday film It’s a Wonderful Life has consistently remained on my top ten list of best movies ever made. I never tire of watching it and have even had the chance to teach it several times to my college students. And yet, for all its cinematic brilliance, its enduring …

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    Martyrdom and the Resurrection

    By Collin Garbarino For most Americans the idea of martyrdom seems a strange and foreign concept. In recent years some Christians have experienced intolerance because of their stances on certain social issues, but the government has not killed Christians or tried to stamp out the church. Oftentimes when faced with an injustice against the church, …

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    How Early Critics and Objectors Confirm the Truth of the Easter Story

    By Jeremiah J. Johnston The Easter event overwhelmed the followers of Jesus to such an extent that it dominated their thought and became the very center of their preaching .1 Indeed, the message that Jesus himself had proclaimed was subordinated to the proclamation of his resurrection.2 However, positing that Jesus was not resurrected, one must …

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    Resurrection in Paganism and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

    By John Granger Cook In an ancient Christian text of the fourth century, which is a debate over the New Testament between a Christian and a pagan philosopher, the philosopher begins his attack on the resurrection by referring to that “resurrection of his, which is common talk every where.” 1 The philosopher, whose argument probably derives …

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