In 1979 Francis Schaeffer teamed up with U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop to write a book that reflected on humanity and the inhumane aspects of our American culture: Whatever Happened to the Human Race? This book is over forty years old. Yes, it is dated in a few ways. But much of it is… Continue reading Media, Commercialism, Technology, and Manipulation (Schaeffer)
I really appreciate the book Finding Truth by Nancy Pearcey. It's really a great resource for Christian apologetics, reasoning, and worldview. Here's a quote that I've read, marked up, and re-read. I trust you'll find it worthwhile as well: Why do idols invariably lead to destructive behavior? What is the connection? The link is that… Continue reading Idols and Destructive Behavior (Pearcey)
I always enjoy reading Blaise Pascal. Here are two paragraphs from a section of his writings called, "Morality and Doctrine": The greatness and the wretchedness of man are so evident that the true religion must necessarily teach us both that there is in man some great source of greatness, and a great source of wretchedness.… Continue reading A Reason for These Astonishing Contradictions (Pascal)
Our culture today has very subjective and illogical views on what it means to be a person. For one of several examples, some say that an unborn baby with Down syndrome is not a person. In fact, as many of our readers know, pregnant women can have tests to see if their unborn baby has… Continue reading Prenatal Genetic Testing and Abortion (Moreland/Rae)
It’s the theme of many movies and books: becoming more than human. This is called transhumanism, the desire to become posthuman. It's also called humanity 2.0, mankind upgraded; this is biotechnology’s striving to mesh computers, brains, and DNA. Think cyborgs, cryonics, and uploading a person’s “self” from his body to a computer. Transhumanists want to… Continue reading Transhumanism: Humanity 2.0?