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How Evolution Undermines Environmentalism

It was morning, and a silver fog was melting away on the bay below. A fresh, brisk Wellington wind galloped over the mountainside. I was crouched down on the soil with my cohort of volunteers. As we continued planting seedlings, our hearts filled with hope for the degraded forest around us. I paused often to […]

Is Scientism Fundamentally Flawed? Part 3

The third in a three-part series in which we examine Scientism as a worldview. Perhaps you have encountered statements such as “the only truth we can know is discovered through science” or, “science has proven God doesn’t exist”? These have scientism at their heart. Despite holding influence in today’s culture, scientism is deeply flawed as a worldview.

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Is Scientism Fundamentally Flawed? Part 2

The second in a three-part series in which we examine Scientism as a worldview. Perhaps you have encountered statements such as “the only truth we can know is discovered through science” or, “science has proven God doesn’t exist”? These have scientism at their heart. Despite holding influence in today’s culture, scientism is deeply flawed as a worldview.

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Thinking Critically About Euthanasia

Currently, society accepts that people who are sick, elderly, or disabled, need to be cared for until their natural death. Unfortunately, where assisted dying has become a choice, staying alive to be cared for becomes optional, not the default.

Seven Questions that Define Your World, Part 3: Deism

Do you believe that God’s nature is discoverable through the study of nature? And, that God cannot be known through divine revelation and/or special acts in history? Well then, you may be a deist! But how does Deism differ from Christianity? This article will walk you through a Deist’s position on important questions such as ‘what does it mean to be human’ and ‘what happens to a person at death’.