Logic: A Necessary Tool for Truth

by Ken Samples

As the nonscientist on RTB’s five-person staff scholar team, I sometimes feel like the odd man out. Because I’m a philosopher, I often look at things and think about things very differently than my science colleagues. The questions that I tend to ask, even about science, usually inquire about things from a very different perspective. I typically gravitate toward asking more...

Could Corruption-Beating Technology Bring on the Mark of the Beast?

by Hugh Ross

Last week, the Columbia Broadcasting Network aired the first episode of its new reality show Hunted. It is billed as the most elaborate hide-and-seek game. Nine teams of two fugitives attempt to hide for 28 days somewhere within a 100,000-square-mile region from an elite team of 18 intelligence and operations experts. Any fugitive team that escapes capture after 28 days will be awarded...

The Lab 2017: Two Exciting Developments

by Jeff Zweerink

Are you a student between 16 and 22 years old, thinking about pursuing a science-related career? Do you know someone who is? Reasons to Believe developed The Lab to help equip these students for a fruitful scientific career as a Christian. A few dozen students and parents have participated over the last two years and many have

Could Capturing a Trillion-Dollar Asteroid Fulfill Revelation 8:10–11?

by Hugh Ross

I often use my blog to alert readers to scientific discoveries that provide more evidence to the Bible’s accuracy concerning nature and science. Occasionally, there are scientific discoveries that could potentially affirm that the Bible may also be on target when it predicts future events in human history. Two such examples appeared in the scientific literature this past week.

The Female Brain: Pregnant with Design

by Fazale Rana

When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son.”

–John 19:26

I’ve learned the hard way: It is best to be circumspect when offering commentary about pregnancy, especially when women are around.

So, it’s with some...

Take Up and Read: Pensées

by Ken Samples

This current blog series on Reflections is intended to encourage Christians to read more vigorously by providing a beginner’s guide to some of the Christian classics in such fields as theology, philosophy, and apologetics. Hopefully a very brief introduction to these important Christian texts will motivate today’s believers, as St. Augustine was called to...

The Best of All Interglacials

by Hugh Ross

In case you haven’t noticed, we are living in an interglacial period. For the last 2.59 million years of Earth’s history and only for the last 2.59 million years of Earth’s history, Earth has experienced an ice age cycle.

During Earth’s ice age cycle, our planet oscillates between about 10 percent of its surface under heavy ice cover to about 20 percent...

Have You Thanked God for Your Oxygen Today?

by Hugh Ross

Probably nothing is taken more for granted than the air we breathe. At sea level our atmosphere has an air pressure of 15 pounds per square inch. It contains 21% oxygen by volume. This air pressure and this amount of oxygen is optimal for humans and for human civilization.

If Earth’s air pressure were three times greater or three times lesser, our lungs would cease to function and we...

Science and the Spiritual Disciplines: Silence

by Anjeanette Roberts

Spiritual disciplines. I’m not sure how many Christians think about spiritual disciplines, and if they do, how often they actually reflect on them. Hopefully each one of us is practicing some spiritual disciplines on a regular basis even if we didn’t know they were called “spiritual disciplines.” Maybe you might not even be familiar with the term. Maybe you’re...

Does Dinosaur Tissue Challenge Evolutionary Timescales? A Response to Kevin Anderson, Part 2

by Fazale Rana

What is the proper relationship between science and the Christian faith? Answering that question can be complicated, involving an interplay between science, philosophy, theology, and biblical studies. Perhaps it’s not surprising that evangelical Christians (who all take Scripture seriously) advocate disparate models, weighing differently the data and insights from science and...