MOS_1920_capeIn case it’s not already on your radar, the highly anticipated reboot Man of Steel releases next week. Most are familiar with who Superman is—understandable considering this cultural icon (and first comic book superhero) has been around for 75 years.

For nonnatives to the comic book world, here’s a quick recap: Young Kal-El is placed in a rocket ship and transported to Earth just before his home planet of Krypton explodes. Taking the name Clark Kent, the child grows to become Superman. With his superpowers, Superman protects the earth and its people.

What might be less familiar to some are the religious analogies drawn from Superman. (more…)

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Child's Nativity PaintingWhen the Christmas budget (for some) is virtually zilch and perhaps hearts are heavy over missing a loved one, it’s easy to lose sight of the “reason for the season,” so to speak. Yet often it’s in the difficult times that believers gain deeper insight into the truth of God’s character and care for us. (more…)

 

Chapter Summit participants and a few RTB staff

Most people who take a trip to Los Angeles try to jam in as much sightseeing as possible, traffic allowing, of course. So when a few dozen RTB chapter leaders from all over North America made the trek to Southern California last week for a Chapter Summit, we split up the group and headed to various spots in and around LA.

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A few weeks ago a group of our small staff set sail on RTB’s second Alaska Cruise Conference. If you missed the boat, fear not. For the next few weeks, I’ll connect with some of the key players at this year’s conference in hopes of giving us land lubbers a small glimpse of what went down on the ms Zuiderdam. First up is Fazale “Fuz” Rana. (more…)

Did fighting push early humans to stand upright? According to a study by researcher David Carrier, yes. (more…)

Pranksters and jokesters rejoice—April Fool’s Day is here. While there’s bound to be a joke or two sprung on the RTB staff today, I’ll confess right now that I’m not the culprit. Sigh. I’ve never been any good at pulling pranks, but we do house a few jesters in our midst. (more…)

If there’s one issue that really divides old-earth and young-earth creationism, it’s animal death before the Fall. For many, the idea of an ancient Earth is unacceptable because such a time frame would necessitate animal death prior to Adam and Eve’s sin—a scenario often viewed as incompatible with the loving and benevolent God of the Bible. (more…)