Setting aside doctrinal differences to engage culture on significant moral issues

Culture Talk: Scientific Possibility of Global Flood with Astrophysicist Jeff Zweerink Dig Deeper: https://reasons.org/explore/publications/articles/is-a-global-flood-scientifically-possible

Everyday Apologetics: Animal Suffering With Professor of English and Philosophy Kyle Keltz Dig Deeper: https://reasons.org/team/kyle-b-keltz

Science and Faith Connection: Was the Flood A Real Event? with Astrophysicist Hugh Ross Dig Deeper: https://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/did-any-other-humans-survive-the-flood 

Which would you save in a fire--a child or 200 embryos? 

Join Fazale “Fuz” Rana and visiting scholar Kyle Keltz as they discuss new discoveries taking place at the frontiers of science that have theological and philosophical implications, as well as new discoveries that point to the reality of God’s existence. 

 

Many skeptics regard animal pain and suffering and the seemingly cruel, gratuitous death of animals in nature as fundamentally incompatible with God’s existence, or at least with God’s goodness. These complaints assume God doesn’t have good reasons to create a world with animal death, pain, and suffering. But is that true? In this episode, Fuz discusses one of those good reasons. Recent work indicates that wolf predation keeps moose populations at their zenith of health by removing individuals suffering from infectious agents and genetic diseases.

 

A 1991 study of wild chimpanzees found they’re able to use drumming to signal changes of direction and resting periods to their group members. This year an animal cognition researcher argues this evidence suggests chimpanzees can use language in humanlike ways by combining drumming in different sequences to create new meaning. . However, other current research into great apes suggests their capacity for communication is largely innate and biologically inherited. So, can chimpanzees create meaning like humans can, or are they like the great apes who have inherited this capacity? In this episode, Fuz and Kyle discuss these important topics.

Does Christianity best explain the human condition?

Culture Talk: Do Humans Have Souls? With Professor of English and Philosophy Kyle Keltz

Dig Deeper: https://reasons.org/explore/publications/pub_channel/body-and-soul-part-1-why-consciousness-isn-t-physical

Everyday Apologetics: Answering Atheistic Challenges With Professor of English and Philosophy Kyle Keltz

Dig Deeper: https://reasons.org/team/kyle-b-keltz

Science and Faith Connection: Do Neanderthals Have Human Souls? With Professor of English and Philosophy Kyle Keltz Dig Deeper: https://reasons.org/team/kyle-b-keltz 

Culture Talk: Could a Good God Allow Death before the Fall? with Professor Dr. Kyle Keltz Dig Deeper: https://support.reasons.org/purchase/life-and-death-in-eden-downloadable-mp3

Everyday Apologetics: Augustine’s View on Death before the Fall With Scholar Gavin Ortlund Dig Deeper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5ary6LxHbI&list=PLUwTeBAi_JFE2tI-tmRgYM_mN88j-ZIzo&index=10

Science and Faith Connection: The Difference Between Animal and Human Death With Scholar Fazale Rana Dig Deeper: https://reasons.org/explore/publications/articles/chimpanzees-respond-to-death-like-humans-evidence-for-evolution-or-creation-part-1-of-2 

What are Protestantism's distinctives compared to Orthodoxy, Catholicism?

Episode Description: Join Hugh Ross and Fazale “Fuz” Rana as they discuss new discoveries taking place at the frontiers of science that have theological and philosophical implications, as well as new discoveries that point to the reality of God’s existence. Scientists have used gravitational lensing to detect a single or binary star, named Earendel, in a galaxy 12.9 billion light-years away. This detection is 3.5 billion light-years more distant than the previously most distant star. According to the big bang creation model, predicted by the Bible, stars that form early in cosmic history will be different from stars that form later. So, is the measured luminosity and mass of Earendel consistent with this model? Historical contingency holds that evolutionary histories should rarely lead to identical or nearly identical outcomes. Yet biologists have uncovered an inordinate number of examples of convergence. One recently discovered example is the independent origins of aquatic skin adaptations in whales and hippos. What does the widespread occurrence of convergence mean for the creation/evolution debate? In this episode, Hugh and Fuz discuss these important topics. References: The Creator and the Cosmos, 4th ed., https://support.reasons.org/purchase/the-creator-and-the-cosmos-fourth-edition, Hugh Ross (book) “Big Bang—The Bible Taught It First!,” https://reasons.org/explore/publications/facts-for-faith/big-bang-the-bible-taught-it-first-2, Hugh Ross and John Rea (blog) “Does the Bible Teach Big Bang Cosmology?,” https://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/does-the-bible-teach-big-bang-cosmology, Hugh Ross (blog) “Pursuing the Firstborn Stars and a Better Cosmic Creation Model,” https://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/pursuing-the-firstborn-stars-and-a-better-cosmic-creation-model, Hugh Ross (blog) “Genomic and Anatomical Comparisons of Skin Support Independent Adaptation to Life in Water by Cetaceans and Hippos,” https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2021.02.057, Mark S. Sprinter et al. (article) Additional Resources: “Analysis of Genomes Converges on the Case for a Creator,” https://reasons.org/explore/blogs/the-cells-design/analysis-of-genomes-converges-on-the-case-for-a-creator, Fazale Rana (article) 

Join Hugh Ross and Jeff Zweerink as they discuss new discoveries taking place at the frontiers of science that have theological and philosophical implications, as well as new discoveries that point to the reality of God’s existence. Galactic archaeologists analyzed recently updated surveys of stars in our galaxy that assembled the largest, by far, database of subgiant stars—a total of 250,000. Galactic archaeologists used the 250,000 subgiant stars to determine an outstanding feature of the Milky Way Galaxy—specifically that, throughout the past 11 billion years, our galaxy hasn’t suffered any merger events of sufficient magnitude to alter its spiral structure in any life-threatening manner. How does this feature point to our galaxy’s unique ability to sustain its life-essential spiral structure and to host advanced life? Providing cheap Internet access around the world requires tens of thousands of satellites, but those satellites will degrade our capacity to make the observations necessary to better understand this universe. How should we think about situations like this where taking care of people seems to stand in opposition to advancing science? How does the Judeo-Christian worldview provide a robust framework that expects good solutions exist that both take care of humanity as well as help us learn more about the universe in which we live? In this episode, Hugh and Jeff discuss these important topics. References: “A Time-Resolved Picture of Our Milky Way’s Early Formation History,” https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04496-5, Maosheng Xiang et al. (article) “A Stellar Clock Reveals the Assembly History of the Milky Way,” https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00768-2, Timothy C. Beers (article) RTB book: Designed to the Core, chapter 7, Hugh Ross (release date 7/22) 

How Dave Rogstad has influenced people in his life for Christ

Join Hugh Ross and Fazale Rana as they discuss new discoveries taking place at the frontiers of science that have theological and philosophical implications, as well as new discoveries that point to the reality of God’s existence. Two satellites reveal that the winter Arctic sea ice volume declined by 12.5% from 2018 to 2021. If the current rate of winter Arctic sea ice loss continues, it will be only a matter of years before large parts of the Arctic Ocean become ice-free in winter. How could ice-free winters potentially bring on the next ice age? And what can we do to prevent further melting of the winter Arctic ice cap? The human birthing process is fraught with difficulties caused by our upright posture and bipedalism. Many skeptics point to these difficulties as evidence that human beings must have evolved. Why would a Creator design human beings—the crown of his creation—with a flawed birthing process? Couldn’t he have done a better job? In this episode, Fazale Rana discusses two new discoveries underscoring the rationale of the human birthing process. Far from being flawed, the process of human birthing is highly optimal, characterized by a set of well-designed trade-offs. References: “Arctic Snow Depth, Ice Thickness, and Volume from ICESat-2 and CryoSat-2: 2018–2021,” Sahra Kacimi and Ron Kwok (article) https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021GL097448 “What Will Happen If Arctic Sea Ice Loss Continues?,” Hugh Ross (blog) https://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/what-will-happen-if-arctic-sea-ice-loss-continues Help us create even more empowering resources! Support Reasons to Believe at: https://support.reasons.org/ Follow RTB_Official for updates! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RTBofficial Twitter: https://twitter.com/RTB_official Instagram: http://instagram.com/rtb_official Website: http://www.reasons.org

Cross-cultural missions trip with Tim Boyle

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