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Must See: I Can Only Imagine Film Release March 16

I rarely endorse things, but I wanted to make sure you were aware of the upcoming release of what I believe is a “must see” film, I Can Only Imagine. Odds are you’ve heard the song many times. It is the only Christian single to ever reach 2x platinum for over 2 million digital downloads. It took Bart Millard ten minutes to write and nothing was changed from those original w...

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The Genesis Issue: the Role of Science

Thomas Kuhn, in his radical book, “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions” chronicles the rise and fall of what he calls “scientific paradigms” throughout the history of science. As each paradigm arose, it laid claim to how one thought of science and how one “did” science. It even crafted the definition. While a paradigm reigned, it controlled the questio...

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The Genesis Issue: the Dichotomy

Yesterday, we laid out the four basic views on Genesis and origins. Today, we want to deal with the “dichotomies” that exist between these positions, and specifically, the one we dealt with in the film, “Is Genesis History?” The word “dichotomy” simply means “contrast” or “division” and where we drew that line raised some controversy a...

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The Genesis Issue: Four Views

[The response to the “Is Genesis History?” film has been quite phenomenal, ranking No. 1 at the box office on the day of its release and was Fathom’s second highest grossing event of 2017. Because of this, it will be re-released in theaters on February 22. Therefore, I thought it would be of some value to talk about some of the issues that it raises. We will do this in a serie...

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Bonaire and the Donkey of the Lord

I’ve run off to the somewhat desolate island of Bonaire. Doing some scuba diving and snorkeling. Enjoying time with new friends and old. But I’m here primarily to contemplate and wrestle. One of the difficult passages in the Scripture is the story of Balaam. For many, it seems that God gave Balaam permission to go to King Balak when he had been summoned. But when Balaam headed ou...

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Christmas - Offensive to the gods

The day we call “Christmas” is a celebration of one of, if not equal to, the greatest events in the history of man. It was the culmination of a promise made thousands of years ago in the Gardern of Eden that God would graciously send the “Seed” to crush the head of the evil one and begin the process of making all things right again. Paul tags this moment this way: ...

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We Lost a Giant and a Friend - RC Sproul

We just lost a giant in the Faith. RC Sproul was a unique individual whose contributions to the kingdom are immeasurably understood only in heaven. He was instrumental in developing in me the understanding that it was all about God. It was all about who God IS… His nature, His character, His attributes. And if you could glimpse, as best as God would allow, the reality of God’...

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Is My Thanksgiving Focused Inward or Outward?

As I began to think through all the things I am thankful for, a troubling pattern began to emerge. It was all the stuff that somehow made me happy or content or at least brought some sense of self-pleasure. This, I realized was somewhat selfish, if not downright selfish. And so, I began to ponder whether “thanksgiving” was inherently just a plain self-centered action. So, that to...

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U of HI Students - Family in Hawaii

I’m writing this from Hawaii, where I just spent a wonderful afternoon with students at the University of Hawaii. What a special time. They had viewed the “Is Genesis History?” film and that was our primary topic. The questions were good, well thought out, and it was a privilege to interact with them. We got a chance to talk about some of the back stories of the film, some ...

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Heroes in the Alaskan Bush

I’m in the heart of Alaska in a cabin nestled in the Talkeetna Mountains. They are majestic. But the real inspiration comes from the people I have the privilege to be with this week… the missionary families who live in the bush villages of Alaska. They not only face the harshness of the winters and the darkness when the sun barely rises during the day, if at all, but they fac...

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