Saturday, May 12, 2007

A New Feature

Well its not totally new, but I'd like to draw your attention to the "My Favorite Post" links at the top right. What you will find there are posts from various blogs that I think interesting, and that say things that I'd like to say, and say it better than I ever could (which is pretty much always). Also there might be some of my own that I want to "hang on to" a little longer. I just added one on being an evangelical which I totally agree with, and also covet the author's skills in communication. Enjoy.

10 comments:

Tina said...

Hi Danny!! Thanks for coming to see me at my blog and for wishing me a happy birthday.
No, I am not going to delete my comments.
I came to your blog the other day and read a bit. I loved that interview on abortion. I emailed my hubby the great Spurgeon quote that was there

Tina said...

oh yeah God bless!:)

Tina said...

Hey Danny, I wanted to direct you to this website that has some of the best creation science seminars that we have found. My faith has been SO strengthened by these seminars and it is what has given me more boldness to counter the evolutionists. www.drdino.com They would make a great evangelism tool.
I checked out that book that Maalie mentioned on Penless's blog. There was not one shred of credible scientific evidence in it. Every time he even talked about natural selection and why we are good or have morals, you could not even understand a word he was saying. One other thing that struck me and made me sad was some letters in there from so called Christians, letters he has received or other people he knows. He obviously has a lot of animosity towards Christians and the Bible

danny wright said...

And so the real motivations rear their little heads. I checked out that site, thank you, I’ve always thought of it as a religion; that is, once I began to think about it.

Tina said...

Hi again, we do live near FLL. That is so funny that you used to live in Miramar. Congratulations on getting out of Florida! HEE HEE that has been my prayer ever since I had kids.
I have never heard of that church, but I don't live too close to Miramar. We attend Emmanuel Baptist Church in Coconut Creek.

Tina said...

I forgot to tell you that you can download his seminars and watch them on a windows media player for free. They are very good.

Jon said...

FYI, Dr. Dino is currently serving a ten-year prison sentence for tax evasion.

I'm not sure what to do with creation science. I certainly believe in the Genesis account, and I believe in a literal Adam and Eve. But I am also okay with allowing for a more literary interpretation (e.g., I don't think the Bible requires that the Earth be only 10,000 years old). For this discussion, I think the key points in the creation account are:

1. God created the world.
2. God created an orderly world.
3. God created each plant and animal according to its kind.
4. Humans are created in God's image.
5. The Fall was moral in nature.

This goes completely against naturalistic evolution, of course. (BTW, I would not believe in evolution even if I were not a Christian, such is my intellectual disdain for it.) But it doesn't put a time frame on creation, and I think it allows for the variation we do see.

I really don't know what to call this, though. I see it as some type of synthesis of ID and creationism. I need to come up with a catchy name (or find out the actual name).

Tina, for some good debate fodder, I recommend anything written by Michael Behe or William Dembski. J.P. Moreland has also written a few books about this--I recommend his apologetics textbook Scaling the Secular City. Also, I am by no means an expert on this, but I do sometimes blog about it (here and here, for example).

Proverbs 4
Matthew 10:16

danny wright said...

Thanks for your input Jon.

Tina said...

I know and am very saddened by his being in prison. I think he was totally wrong to not pay his taxes and that he ruined his reputation and ministry. But most importantly, he brought shame on CHrist's name. His opposers have a good reason now to disregard what he says.

All that being said, his seminars are still wonderful and have tons of very interesting info, especially why the Genesis account is totally accurate and why the earth is not and can't be as old as they claim. (billions of years) He gives a lot of credible evidence for a literal 6 day creation. I still highly recommend them. We were able to stream them on the internet and the quality was excellent. You can do that if you go to the download section of his site and click on option 4.

Thanks Don, I will check those things out.

Jon said...

Tina,

I will have to listen to some of them when I have the chance. Perhaps I will peruse his website later.