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Biblical Creation Ministries
June 2010
Scientific (including creation)

Biblical Creation Ministries

Biblical Creation Ministries In March, Biblical Creation Ministries (BCM) hosted a speaking tour by Dr Todd Wood of the Centre for Origins Research, Bryan College, Dayton, Tennessee.      Public meetings were held in Salford, Coventry, Cambridge and Elsenham. Three of these were devoted to the theme of 'Science and the supernatural' while a fourth considered…

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Star of  wonder
December 2009
Scientific (including creation)

Star of wonder

Star of wonder  The Gospel of Matthew records how wise men came from the east to the land of Israel to search after the King of the Jews. The wise men were led to Jerusalem and then Bethlehem by a bright star in the sky. We don't know exactly how far east the men had…

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Who do you think you are?
December 2009
Scientific (including creation)

Who do you think you are?

Who do you think you are? Natasha Kaplinsky went to Cape Town, Rick Stein to China and Zoë Wanamaker to Ukraine. Whatever were they looking for? The answer is 'their roots'. In the BBC1 TV series Who do you think you are? celebrities trace their family trees, discovering secrets and surprises from their past - along…

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The tidy pachyderm
October 2009
Scientific (including creation)

The tidy pachyderm

The tidy pachyderm   An edited extract from Edgar Andrews' book Who made God?,published by EP Books.   Rudyard Kipling's 'Just so' stories were published in 1902, just 43 years after Darwin beat him to it withThe origin of species. If you read the stories carefully, it is difficult to avoid the impression that…

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Substance abuse (2)
September 2009
Scientific (including creation)

Substance abuse (2)

Substance abuse (2) Dr John Latham of Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) continues his study of an urgent social problem Prevention is better than cure, when it comes to substance abuse. We are not told in Scripture about the use or misuse of opiates or cocaine. However, the wise use of alcohol is extolled.     Alcohol was the…

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Sooty and the universe
September 2009
Scientific (including creation)

Sooty and the universe

Sooty and the universe   An edited extract from Edgar Andrews' forthcoming book Who made God?to be published by EP Books in September.   In an interview for the London Times, the novelist and science-fiction writer Iain Banks declared himself as follows: 'I'm an evangelical atheist; religions are cultural artefacts. We make God, not…

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Substance abuse
August 2009
Scientific (including creation)

Substance abuse

Substance abuse  Dr John Latham of Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) explains how hard it is for substance mis-users to break free of their addiction. 'Freedom is a word I seldom use without meaning', sang Bob Dylan.      But freedom is a word frequently used in Scripture to describe the effect God has on individual believers:…

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Does creation really matter?
May 2009
Scientific (including creation)

Does creation really matter?

Does creation really matter? That the Bible is the Creator's direct revelation of himself is seen as irrelevant by most people in our 'enlightened' twenty-first century. So how can Christians help restore confidence in the Scriptures within society at large and among churchgoers? We live in a 'feelings-led' culture, where few believe in absolutes and most…

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Natural selection; the new Deity?
April 2009
Scientific (including creation)

Natural selection; the new Deity?

Natural selection; the new Deity?  Over and over in his book The God delusion, atheist Richard Dawkins turns to natural selection as the saviour of his system: 'Darwin and his successors have shown how living creatures, with their spectacular statistical improbability and appearance of design, have evolved by slow, gradual degrees from simple beginnings.…

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April 2009
Scientific (including creation)

Theistic evolution

Theistic evolution Creation and evolution cannot go together. They are incompatible.  Evolution is the supposed process that, driven by chance, has defied entropy and built a universe over billions of years. It required no divine intelligence and no supernatural intervention. And it needed no creator God of the Bible.      But creation ex nihilo is…

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Accident or design ?
December 2008
Scientific (including creation)

Accident or design ?

Accident or design ?  The moral and scientific dilemmas of Darwinism Charles Darwin's centenary in 2009 is double in two senses. He was born two hundred years ago in 1809 and he published his hugely influential book On the origin of species 150 years ago in 1859. The media are set to throw quite a…

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Our designer world
December 2008
Scientific (including creation)

Our designer world

Our designer world  Is the world an accident of evolution? Is mankind? If so, it's odd that the earth is so perfectly adapted for human life. The Bible teaches that the earth is no accident. It is full of the goodness of God, who is generous to all (Psalms 33:5; 145:9). One example of that…

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