Christians in Science (UK)
American Scientific Affiliation(US)
Affiliation of Christian Geologists
The Design Debate
Searching for a Blueprint
Philip E. Johnson
The Making of a Revolution
The Gift of Science
Inherit The Monkey Trial
The Logic of Sesame Street . (Fall 1992)
Bring Me the Books (Spring/Summer 1994)
They Want Their Own Canon (Winter 1994)
Excerpts from: Can Man Live Without God (Fall 1994)
The Complexity of Contextual Communication (Winter 1995)
...Why Evil? . (Fall 1995)
Keep the Faith . (Spring/Summer 1996)
RZIM Europe: A Firsthand Report (Winter 1997)
Blaise Pascal: Reasons of the Heart (Fall 1997)
Questions I Would Like to Ask God (Winter 1998)
Facing God with Faces of Falsehood (Winter 1999)
New Beginnings: My Vision for Canada . (Fall 2000)
Just Thinking Chronological Index
May 29, 1996 Franklin Stands Up
November 25, 1998 Walking with C.S. Lewis
July 29, 1998 Ship of Fools: Laughing or crying?
January 7, 1998 Japan's lady in white
January 14, 1998 Japan II -- We are the world
October 27, 1999 Harry Potter -- Is he safe?
November 3, 1999 Harry Potter and free will, Part II
December 1, 1999 Yes, there is a St. Nicholas
March 15, 2000 The gospel according to Grisham
August 9, 2000 Sir Alec Guinness, convert
August 23, 2000 When did J.S. Bach find time to pray?
August 30, 2000 Meet the new Barbie, same as..... [Britney Spears article]
November 15, 2000 God and man, and The Simpsons
Archives - Archive of his columns from 1995 - 2002.
Terry Mattingly 's Website - Homepage of the religious columnist.
Leigh, Lewis & Letterman
Watching the Grass Grow
Train up a Child
Terry Mattingly's Other Works Archive
A Editorial :
The Lesson of Karla Faye Tucker
(Short samples from the above link)
...The death penalty as it is practiced in this country is unfair and discriminatory... Race, class, and geography are the best predictors of who will get the death sentence for first-degree murder. If the victims are white and the perpetrators are poor minorities who commit their crimes in one of a handful of mostly southern states, their chances are greatest of receiving the death penalty...
The legal resources available to poor people are woefully inadequate. The American Bar Association (ABA) cites examples of lawyers being assigned to murder cases who had just passed their bar exam or had no previous criminal trial experience, and instances where the defense attorney is paid only $800 per case with as little as $500 for expenses. "In case after case," an ABA report concludes, "decisions about who will die and who will live turn not on the nature of the offense the defendant is charged with committing, but rather on the nature of the legal representation the defendant receives." This unconscionable situation was exacerbated by get-tough-on-crime laws passed by Congress in 1996, which curtailed postconviction appeals and withdrew federal funding from organizations that support postconviction proceedings...
Even worse than inadequate defense is the execution of the falsely convicted. According to a study entitled In Spite of Innocence (1992), at least 23 innocent people have been executed in this century. And since 1972, 69 people wrongly convicted have been released from death row21 of them since 1993...
The death penalty does not deter. Since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, the number of executions and the death-row population have grown significantly. Yet the murder rate has remained essentially the same. In fact, a majority of the states that practice capital punishment have higher murder rates than those that don't. And the U.S. murder rate is anywhere from five to twenty times that of other industrialized nations without the death penalty.
The death penalty does not deter, because murder often happens in the heat of the moment. And those who premeditate murder are willing to take the risk they won't get caught...
...However we learn to apply these biblical themes... it seems clear that the death penalty has outlived its usefulness. It has not made the United States a safer country or a more equitable one. The potential of life imprisonment without parole and other protective measures, however, offer better options for the state, which must continue to deal with 20,000 murders each year.
A Cracked Code
What Bible Version Did Jesus Read?
You Must Be Born AgainBut at What Age?
Cloaked in Mystery
Doubting Thomas's Gospel
A Little Wine for the Soul?
Why are there so many questions about God that no one seems to have the answers to? see Response.
Does the Bible say that it is wrong to have a Christmas tree? see Response.
Is it true that the name Easter is pagan in origin? see Response.
Why do we celebrate Christmas on December 25 when the Bible doesn't mention the date of Christ's birth? see Response.
Is it true that women are not valued very highly in the Bible? see Response.
Is it all right for a Christian to believe in astrology and discover God's plan for his or her life through a horoscope? see Response.
What guidelines should I follow in finding a church? see Response.
I just committed my life to Jesus, but why should I go to church? see Response.
Some sincere people tried to convince me to join their religious group to be saved. How can I tell if they are right? see Response.
How can I recognise a religious cult? see Response.
Is there anything wrong with living with my boyfriend if we plan to be married someday see Response.
Where should I begin in my Bible reading? see Response.
Why is it that when I read the Bible, I don't seem to understand it? see Response.
How can you be so sure there is a God, since science hasn't proven His existence? see Response.
Why does God allow suffering in the world? see Response.
Is the King James Bible the only reliable Bible? see Response.
Does a person have to become emotional and cry to truly receive Christ as personal Saviour and Lord? see Response.
Aren't there many good religious writings and religions that can show us the way to know God and experience eternal life? see Response.
Can you explain the Trinity to me? see Response.
How can the Bible be correct about the world being created in just six days? see Response.
How can I grow in my spiritual life? see Response.
Which day are we supposed to keep as the Sabbath? see Response.
Does God reveal things through dreams and visions? see Response.
How can we say that someone is sinning, if Jesus said we are not supposed to judge others? see Response.
JFB Commentary - Stuck on a part of The Bible? This commentary gives a line-by-line explanation/commentary of The Bible.
Bible Dictionary - Find out the origins of words, people and places in The Bible.
Ask a Geologist - Questions on archaeological issues? Dinosaurs? Biblical earthquakes & floods? Email your questions to this website & get a response!
Bible Contradictions and Other Bible Difficulties
"Perhaps you have seen them -- those lists of alleged "Bible Contradictions". They're frequently posted to newsgroups, and can be found on a number of web sites. Do they prove the Bible to be flawed? Do they present valid observations and arguments? And if so, what does that mean?"
Countering Contradictions -- 143 Contradictions Answered
"This extensive list contains messages initially posted to a public mailing list. The collected answers used to be available at a web site which has since disappeared. Thus I have made an offline version available for downloading."
2002 Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion - The Nuremberg Project
The journal is posting on its Web site previously unpublished documents from the Nuremberg war crimes tribunalstarting with a 120-page report, "The Nazi Master Plan: The Persecution of the Christian Churches" (PDF format).
"Important leaders of the National Socialist party would have liked to meet this situation [church influence] by complete extirpation of Christianity and the substitution of a purely racial religion," the OSS said in 1945, according to the report (which was prepared by the U.S. Office of Strategic Services, a precursor of the CIA).
Nuremberg Project editor Julie Seltzer Mandel tells The Philadelphia Inquirer, "A lot of people will say, 'I didn't realize that they were trying to convert Christians to a Nazi philosophy.' They wanted to eliminate the Jews altogether, but they were also looking to eliminate Christianity."
RJLR REVEALS HOLOCAUST WAR CRIMES DOCUMENTS
Installment No. 1 - Posted: Winter, 2001
Part I (11,890 KB)
Part II (10,431 KB)
Part III (8,017 KB)
Part IV (10,392 KB)
A document prepared by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Research and Analysis Branch. Courtesy of which holds the original document.
Claire Hulme and Dr. Michael Salter
The Nuremberg War Crimes Trials brought 22 Nazi officials to court in 1945-46.
Campus Life Feature - Why Believe The Bible?
Thank God for Our Bibles
Why I Do Not Think the King James Bible Is the Best Translation Available Today - by Daniel B. Wallace, Ph.D.
...the Greek text which stands behind the King James Bible is demonstrably inferior in certain places. The man who edited the text was a humanist named Erasmus. He was under pressure to get it to the press as soon as possible since (a) no edition of the Greek New Testament had yet been published, and (b) he had heard that some monks were just about to publish their edition of the Greek New Testament and he was in a race to beat them...
The Bible Code - A Review
...When I first heard about this "Bible code" the immediate question that came to mind was "which Bible?" There are at least 3 possible ones...
Author: Secret Bible Code Predicted 9/11 (excerpted from old Netscape News link)
Michael Drosnin, author of "The Bible Code" and the new "Bible Code II: The Countdown," claims to have cracked a secret code in the Bible that can be used to predict dire events, reports The Associated Press.
Skeptics abound. The pious skeptics insist that the codes demean God and his Word by treating him as a secretive magician. Besides, such code-busting violates the Bible's own ban on soothsaying, notes AP.
The smart-aleck skeptics ran Drosnin's computer program on Tolstoy's "War and Peace" and found in that classic novel the exact World Trade Center code words that Drosnin found in the Bible.
Visions of Jesus: A Critical Assessment of Gerd Lüdemann's Hallucination Hypothesis
Gerd Lüdemann's provocative hypothesis that early Christian belief in Jesus' resurrection was the product of hallucinatory experiences originally induced by guilt-complexes in Peter and Paul is assessed and contrasted with the traditional resurrection hypothesis in terms of the usual standards of hypothesis testing: explanatory power, explanatory scope, plausibility, ad hoc-ness, accord with accepted beliefs, and superiority to rival hypotheses.
"Don't Marry a Goofy Girl"
Looking for God on the Big Screen
"You're So Narrow-Minded"
Another look at 'Peanuts' religion
This time, it's the Chicago Tribune's religion columnist, Steve Kloehn, who recounts his favourite "Peanuts" strips that touched on religion. "Though Schulz was a faithful Christian himself, a prominent lay preacher in the Church of God, he never shilled for the church or beat readers over the head with his own beliefs," Kloehn notes.
The End of the Peanuts Parables
Week of February 14, 2000
Was Charles Schulz a Secular Humanist?
A Believer's To-Be List
Care Enough To Share
But They're So Different
Ask Christian History
The Last Deist
What's a Heaven For?
My Spice Girl Moment
I Didn't Mean to be Rude
Tiffany Brissette - She played the role as the child robot 'V.I.C.I.' on Fox's 1980's successful show, "Small Wonder" which had a popular run from 1985-89. Tiffany later received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the prestigious Westmont College in California, and has become heavily involved with children and young adults as a counsellor in San Diego, California. Has been a missionary, youth counsellor and vocalist at the Solana Beach Presbyterian Church in San Diego, California. This isn't as well known in the UK, as it is in the US, but I remember watching it on HTV during Weekday mornings!
Campus Life Teen Advice
An even higher calling awaits Rev. Gregory Ingham
From Davey & Goliath to Homer and Ned
Harry Potter - Review - ....The creator of the Harry Potter books is a Christian. "She regularly attends church. Her version of faith is indirectly reflected in Harry...
Religion on the Final Frontier
Alpha Brits Are Coming
100 years of C.S.
Baptist Surfer - "A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it." (Chesterton)
About Baptist Surfer
Statement of Faith
What Baptists Believe
The Ten Commandments
Steps to Peace with God
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