Moon


160937576Last week on RTB’s official Facebook page we invited people to share some of the science-faith questions their kids ask. Soon, questions poured in. A 5-year-old asked whether her teddy bear would be in heaven. An 11-year-old wondered how to reconcile Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons with Adam and Eve. And another asked whether there were dinosaurs on Noah’s Ark. (To paraphrase RTB theologian Krista Bontrager’s responses: heaven will be even better than the best things we experience here on earth (see 1 Corinthians 2:9); Neanderthals were creatures distinct from humans. Cro-Magnon is an old term used to describe modern humans (see RTB 101 – Historical Adam); and no, dinosaurs went extinct millions of years before the Flood (see RTB 101 – Dinosaurs).

Suffice it to say we, at RTB, like questions. Most people do. In fact, as RTB president Hugh Ross points out, (more…)

Next Saturday night (September 29) we’ll have a full moon over Southern California. As the legend goes, a full moon means an increase in lycanthropy—more commonly known as werewolf transformations! Monster-movie fan Sandra finds plenty of theological meat to chew on while watching her favorite creature features (like 1941’s The Wolf Man). She explains, “Werewolves are both human and monster. In a sense, they outwardly represent the inward struggle we all have between our greatness and wretchedness (the imago Dei and our sin nature).” (more…)

My husband is a big fan of Apple products. Whenever a new operating system or software update comes out, he makes sure to get our electronics up to speed. As the less tech-literate of the two, I am more inclined to hit the “Remind Me Later” button when iTunes tells me version 10.something is available. But, in reality, these little reminders represent Apple’s growth in knowledge and capabilities. Continual research on their part leads to exciting innovation and improved products—and more reasons for my hubby to peruse our local Apple store—even in the wake of Steve Jobs’ resignation.

In much the same way, scientific knowledge undergoes updates whenever new discoveries provide fresh data or novel insights. (more…)

Two score and, oh, about a week and a half ago, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon.

Upon taking his first step on the Moon’s surface, he uttered the now famous words “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” But what he said next seems just as profound. “It has a stark beauty all its own.” (more…)