Giving a Rip about the Big Rip

by Hugh Ross

In my last blog post I wrote about how astronomers have accumulated overwhelming evidence that the universe will continue to expand at an ever increasing rate. This accelerating cosmic expansion rate is due to slightly more than two-thirds of the universe being composed of dark energy.


Ancient Muds Bog Down Evolutionary Explanation for Life’s Origin

by Fazale Rana

When I was a kid, I played a lot of sandlot football. And nothing was more fun than playing football after a hard rain on a muddy field. It was a blast to slosh around in the mud. But if the field was too muddy, it was hard to run, making it difficult to advance the ball down the field.

Scientists like playing in the mud, too. And recently, a scientist from the University of Washington...

Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on Walter Martin

by Ken Samples

Walter Martin was one of the most distinctive Christian apologists of the twentieth century, but what exactly did he believe and what did he contribute to the apologetics enterprise? Here’s your crash course on the life and accomplishments of Walter Martin—and why he still matters today.

Who Was Walter Martin?

Walter Ralston Martin (1928–1989) was born in...

Cosmic Acceleration: Is It Real?

by Hugh Ross

About a month ago, three physicists published a paper in Scientific Reports in which they called into question what most scientists consider the greatest scientific discovery of the twentieth century.1 In 2011 the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to the leaders of two research teams who, through observations made in the 1990s of a certain kind of supernovae (type Ia...

Equations I’m Thankful For

by Jeff Zweerink

Do you like equations? During my short teaching stint, I encountered many people who find equations intimidating. Personally, I find it amazing that a few symbols on a piece of paper capture the behavior of remarkably complex phenomena. These equations help explain the most beautiful sights in creation. Here are some of the ones I am most thankful for.

Rayleigh Scattering:  I...

Why Didn’t God Keep Satan Out of Eden?

by Hugh Ross

One of the most frequent questions I get from children is, why didn’t God keep Satan out of Eden? It’s not just a question I get from children. I hear this question at nearly every one of my speaking events. I especially hear the question when I speak to an audience of highly educated atheists and skeptics. Highly educated atheists and skeptics frequently assert that if Satan...

Yet More Reasons to Thank God for the Moon

by Hugh Ross

The Moon in one important context is a lot like my wife. The more I study Kathy, the more I discover how amazingly designed she is to help me become an effective servant of the Creator of the universe. The more astronomers and physicists research the Moon, the more they discover how marvelously designed the Moon is, and how it makes the ability of Earth to support billions of human beings...

The Appeal of Common Christianity

by Ken Samples

Within church history, it seems some Christian traditions or denominations like to emphasize those beliefs that make their particular group distinctive. These unique features or beliefs often reflect an attempt to answer or resolve a challenging or paradoxical aspect of Christian theology (such as God’s sovereignty versus human freedom, views of the sacraments or ordinances such as...