|The Stones at Carnac|
|Fri, 22 Jun 2018 05:00:00 +0000|
On the southern coast of the Breton peninsula in Northern France is a small rural town called Carnac. It is a pleasant enough seaside resort. I remember enjoying a couple of days there with my family in 2010, at the end of a vacation touring campsites in the Vendée department of France. But while the town itself might be unremarkable, the same cannot be said for what you find in the fields outside the town.
|The Lord Came Down to See|
|Thu, 21 Jun 2018 05:00:00 +0000|
God was not pleased with the people of Babel when they wanted to build a city and a tower with its top in the heavens. This is because their aim of preventing their own dispersal throughout the world was in contravention of God’s command, and their intention to make a name for themselves is opposite to our commitment to seek God’s glory.
|Trouble at Babel|
|Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:00:00 +0000|
For many people studying the early chapters of Genesis, the account of Babel is a troubling interlude. We like to concentrate on the Creation Week, and then the Flood, and then let’s get on to talking about Abraham. But before we get to Abraham, we have this troubling account of what all these people who were the descendants of Noah and his family were doing at Babel.
|A Way with Words|
|Tue, 19 Jun 2018 05:00:00 +0000|
Where did language come from? This question is easy to answer from a biblical worldview. God created Adam and Eve with the ability to communicate.
|Mon, 18 Jun 2018 05:00:00 +0000|
The Apostle Peter reminds us in 2 Peter 1:20 that “no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation.”
|Fri, 15 Jun 2018 05:00:00 +0000|
The Apostle Paul wrote: “All Scripture is breathed out by God.” Some versions have: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God.” This means the same thing because the word inspiration has changed its meaning somewhat over the centuries. Colloquially, we remark that a brilliant inventor had an inspired idea, but that is not really what is meant by inspiration in this context.
|Thu, 14 Jun 2018 05:00:00 +0000|
In a previous Creation Moment, we saw how people often do not want hygienic teaching. The Greek word translated “sound”, in the phrase “sound teaching”, is actually hugiano, from which we derive our word hygienic.
|Wed, 13 Jun 2018 05:00:00 +0000|
“The time is coming,” said the Apostle Paul to his young protegé, Timothy, “when people will not endure sound teaching.”
|The Originals Might Be Different|
|Tue, 12 Jun 2018 05:00:00 +0000|
“How can you possibly believe the Bible to be inerrant?” the argument goes. “We don’t even have the originals. The originals might be different from the Bible we have today.”
This is a common enough argument against inerrancy but is born out of a misunderstanding about the nature of original documents.
|Is It Rewritten?|
|Mon, 11 Jun 2018 05:00:00 +0000|
Perhaps you played the telephone game at children’s parties. The participants are seated in a line, or maybe a ring. One person starts by whispering a phrase to his or her neighbor. That neighbor whispers the message to the next person. Eventually, the message has gone around the room. But when the final person speaks the message out loud, it usually does not bear too much resemblance to the original.
|Love God More than the Bible?|
|Fri, 08 Jun 2018 05:00:00 +0000|
A young pastor wrote this on Facebook: “If God is not bigger than your Bible, then your Bible is God.”
|Thu, 07 Jun 2018 05:00:00 +0000|
The concept of flying has inspired so much in the way of art – visual, musical, and literary. “One day, I’ll fly away,” sang Randy Crawford, evoking a view of flying as a metaphor for freedom. Other songs have taken up the same theme. “You are the wind beneath my wings”. “Love lift us up where we belong”. “Come fly with me, come fly, let’s fly away”.
|Definitions of Gender|
|Wed, 06 Jun 2018 05:00:00 +0000|
Recently, a schoolteacher from a government school in England was suspended for referring to a child by the wrong gender pronoun. The pronouns used to be he or she. Now there is a bewildering number of other pronouns, such as per, ve, xe, ze, and many more. These are designed to indicate various levels of masculinity or femininity depending on how the user defines themselves.
|The Dead Oceans of Enceladus|
|Tue, 05 Jun 2018 05:00:00 +0000|
In a previous Creation Moment, I referred to the Cassini space program studying Enceladus – a moon of Saturn. Two interesting new studies about ocean-covered worlds like Enceladus have recently been published, giving conflicting information.
|A Sound of Music|
|Mon, 04 Jun 2018 05:00:00 +0000|
Sometimes, when I have seen beautiful works of visual art, I have felt a pang of jealousy, wishing I was able to paint or to draw as well as that. Then God reminds me that He gave me gifts in another art form. As long as I can remember, music has been a part of my life, both in performance and in composition.