Marvin Olasky has a brief review of Michael Ruse’s new book A Meaning to Life. Don’t be fooled by the title, since according to Ruse there is no meaning to life Michael Ruse’s A Meaning to Life (Oxford, 2019) begins with atheistic honesty: “You are born. You live. Then you die. If you don’t think so, […]
When I wrote my article “Why Young People are Leaving the Church” I knew it would generate some response. I was taken to task by a few Young earth Creationists (YEC) because I did not point out the dangers of Old Earth Creationist (OEC) arguments and how they create serious theological problems such as disease and death before the fall. Some OECs have attempted to answer this objection exegetically. YECists can and do disagree with OEC arguments, but they can’t accuse OECists of not appealing to the Bible to make their case
The films Get Out (2017) and Rosemary’s Baby (1968) are disturbing but not as disturbing as today’s government schools. Public schools are corrupting the minds of the next generation of voters and leaders and it seems that a majority of Christians don’t care. They continue to send their children to the schools of their enemies. […]
Every year, Christmas gets a drubbing by some Christians. Here’s one example sent to American Vision: Deuteronomy 12:30 says that God hates these things, and we are not to inquire of them to do like-wise unto the Lord. King Ahaz did this very thing, and paid for it, trying to bring something from a pagan […]
Atheists, materialists, and evolutionists are cranking out books trying to come up with ways that can account for morality. I have a shelf-full of them. Their first problem is that they assume there is such a “thing” as ethics. That morality is real. Let me be clear. I am not saying that atheists are immoral. […]
Every year when Easter rolls around, some TV network shows C. B. DeMille’s 1956 movie, The Ten Commandments. Sometimes, I wonder if the network decision-makers are more theologically astute than we might imagine. The story of Israel’s exodus from Egypt is a story about God’s deliverance of His people. So is the story of Jesus’ crucifixion, […]
“God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man. . . . That is the great secret. . . . We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea. . . . [H]e was once a man like us.” ~Joseph Smith “Before the […]
Based on the works of Belgian comic strip artist Peyo, ‘The Smurfs’ are back for the first time since their cartoon show in the 1980’s. Hollywood has lacked a good comedy this summer season, so does this live action/computer animation hybrid make audiences want to sing a joyful chorus of la-la-las? Or will viewers leave the theater feeling blue? …in a bad way. Stewart gives you the world-view of the little blue people in this latest episode of Movieology.
For most high-schoolers prom is a big deal and many will go to great lengths in the quest for a “perfect prom.” The teens in Disney’s ‘Prom’ are on just such a quest, with their perfectionist class president leading the way. Is there more to this ‘Prom’ than meets the eye? Watch Joseph’s review now, […]
Water for Elephants tells the story of a young man, played by Robert Pattinson, who joins a traveling circus as their veterinarian to escape the bleakness of his life after the death of his parents. Once in the circus, Jacob finds himself in a hidden, twisted subculture where morality is dictated by the tyrannical, larger-than-life […]
A young girl, raised in the wilds of Finland and trained by her father to be a deadly assassin, must fight for survival in the movie Hanna. Amidst the mayhem and violence, Hanna makes some startling discoveries about herself in this very different take on the Little Red Riding Hood tale. Watch Movieology now for […]
A young girl, forced into terrible circumstances by an evil step-father, retreats into her imagination to fight for her freedom. The trailer for “Sucker Punch” boasted stunning visuals, a cool concept and lots of awesome fight sequences. Did it live up to its promises? In this episode of Movieology, Stewart dissects the twisted world of […]
Imagine a drug, that once taken, increases your metal ability exponentially. Suddenly, you can remember everything in your life, learn complex skills quickly and easily, and think faster and better than most everyone else. The drug is called NZT, and it has completely changed Eddie Morra’s life in Limitless. Come along, as Stewart explores worldviews, […]
Caution. Adult material: John Dunphy is a self-avowed Secular Humanist. He is best known for this statement first published in 1983 in The Humanist magazine “I am convinced that the battle for humankind’s future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as the proselytizers of […]
The statistics are staggering, 80% to 85% of young people leave the Church, never to return. As evolution, humanism and atheism continue to infiltrate our schools, theaters, magazines and television, our young people are faced with hard questions. If we send our children out into the world, unequipped to answer the hard questions and lacking […]
There are numerous Christians who believe that a personal, private faith is all the gospel requires. Os Guinness described this as “The Private-Zoo Factor,” a religion that is caged so that it loses its wildness. When true Christianity is applied to any part of the world, it blossoms far more fully and colorfully than any other worldview. Contrary successful worldviews must borrow from the Christian worldview in order for them to work. When pagans stopped believing that they lived in “an enchanted forest” and that “glens and groves, rocks and streams are alive with spirits, sprites, demons” and “nature teems with sun gods, river goddesses, [and] astral deities,” at that moment the world and everything in it changed. Everything seemed possible within the boundaries of God’s Providence and law. A Christian worldview made science possible and civil government ministerial rather than messianic. Stanley Jaki, the author of numerous books on the relationship between Christianity and science, comments . . .
According to a radio editorial some years ago, “a man’s religion and the strength of his conviction are his own personal matter” and therefore “religion should not interfere with politics.” Of course, this too is an expression of humanist neutrality designed to silence Christians but allow for every other conceivable worldview to find expression in the public and political arena.
Teaching what to think, rather than how to think has become the new “normal” in our modern world of postmodernism. While postmodernism would have us believe that the concept of “absolute truth” is a quaint and naïve holdover from the 19th century, very few people ever live this way. It may be one thing to say it, but it is a different thing entirely to actually exist in a world of relativism. We tend to surround ourselves with people who believe the same basic things as we do.