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  • The star that appeared to the Magi, indicating the promised Messiah’s arrival and prompting a pilgrimage to Judea, has sparked much speculation.1 The Magi saw the same star reappear one to two years after its first appearance while on their short journey between Jerusalem and Bethlehem, following a consultation with King Herod and his court. This stellar event is recorded nowhere else in ancient literature—so it must have been just dramatic enough to catch the attention of the watchful Magi, but too subtle to warrant the notice of other astronomers and astrologers of that time. The question is, what kind of celestial event or object fits the timing and description provided in Matthew? Read more...
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The Wisdom of Biochemical Systems

New Year’s Day will soon be upon us. That means it’s time to come up with a few resolutions. Any commitment to lose weight won’t last long. Maybe, I’ll read through the book of Proverbs in 2015. More wisdom would be good. The advice Solomon imparts stemmed from his experience and time spent in careful … Continue reading

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Evolution: Seeing Isn’t Believing

I don’t believe in Santa Claus—but if he and his reindeer landed on my roof one Christmas Eve, I just might change my mind. As the old adage goes, “Seeing is believing.” Evolutionary biologists often make use of this maxim to argue that biological evolution is a fact. They point out that we can see … Continue reading

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“I Am a God”: Pharaoh’s Hardened Heart

For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I [God] raised you up, to demonstrate My power in you, and that My name might be proclaimed throughout the whole earth.” — Romans 9:17 (NASB) The trailer for Ridley Scott’s upcoming epic Exodus: Gods and Kings offers a revealing glimpse of Pharaoh’s character, showing … Continue reading

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Ten Plagues of Exodus

Israel’s exodus from Egypt was not only a pivotal point in biblical history; it is an epic story that continues to capture our imaginations. Later this week, Moses and Pharaoh will return to the big screen in Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings. No doubt Scott has made use of Hollywood’s special effects wizards to … Continue reading

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Exodus: Turning Water into Blood

In August of this year, reports surfaced of a crisis in Toledo, Ohio, that “sent more than 500,000 metro Toledo residents scrambling for bottled water.”1 The municipal water had become undrinkable and even unusable for bathing due to contamination by harmful blue-green algae. The algae occur naturally in Lake Erie, the source of Toledo’s water, … Continue reading

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Astronomy Sheds New Light on the Christmas Star

The star that appeared to the Magi, indicating the promised Messiah’s arrival and prompting a pilgrimage to Judea, has sparked much speculation.1 The Magi saw the same star reappear one to two years after its first appearance while on their short journey between Jerusalem and Bethlehem, following a consultation with King Herod and his court. … Continue reading

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Thankful for Scientific Advances

My family frequently goes on camping trips over Thanksgiving week to enjoy the spectacular creation in which we live. We’ve seen California’s giant sequoia trees, the Pacific coast, and the majestic mountains of Zion National Park in Utah. Even with the chilly weather, the opportunity to witness these impressive sights always elicits a response of … Continue reading

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How to Prepare Earth for Animals

Most larger construction projects usually include one critical step when multiple things have to come together at the right time and in the right way. When building an addition onto the back of my house, that step occurred when erecting the walls. In the span of a day, the three walls were framed, balanced on … Continue reading

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Tuberculosis Study Could Help Us Understand How Disease Spreads

The latest Ebola outbreak has elicited a lot of fear—justifiably so. The potential for a pandemic highlights the critical need for epidemiologists to understand the origin and spread of human pathogens. The Ebola scare also raises difficult questions of a theological nature. How could a good God, who is all-powerful and –knowing, create a world … Continue reading

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Is the Whale Pelvis a Vestige of Evolution?

You’ve heard about the elephant in the room—but what if the elephant is a whale? I distinctly remember feeling uneasiness when I came upon a blue whale skeleton hanging from the ceiling in the Museum of Natural History in London. It wasn’t the skeleton’s massive size that caused my disquiet—it was the small pelvic and … Continue reading

  • Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job

    Arguably the oldest book in the Bible, the book of Job has a surprising amount to say about some of the newest scientific discoveries and controversies. With careful consideration and exegesis, Hugh Ross shows that the Bible is an accurate predictor of scientific discoveries, and that both the book of Scripture and the book of nature are consistent both internally and externally.
  • Creating Life in the Lab

    Representing the best of RTB's efforts to anticipate scientific breakthroughs and explain their contribution to the case for Christian faith, biochemist Fuz Rana shows how recent advances in synthetic biology actually undermine the evolutionary explanation for the origin of life. Creating Life in the Lab addresses the scientific, theological, and philosophical aspects on both the dangers and promises of synthetic biology.
  • If God Made the Universe…Why Is It the Way It Is?

    Drawing from his popular book Why the Universe Is the Way It Is, Dr. Hugh Ross shares Scripture, stunning satellite photos, and the most recent scientific findings to explain the great love story that is our universe. This DVD series invites you to be a part of Dr. Ross’ small group. Each session includes a brief presentation (about 20 minutes), followed by Q&A.
  • Impact Events: The Earth

    In this unique student devotional, astrophysicist Jeff Zweerink and seasoned small-group leader Ken Hultgren connect little-known facts about our planet with faith-building insights about the Creator. The booklet includes practical, yet thought-provoking questions to help students apply each lesson’s principles to their lives. This Impact Events series is designed to transform your life and faith with truth from God’s Word and evidence from God’s world. God wants to impact your life. Will you let Him?
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