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God Particle: Is It The End Of Theism?

Posted on Jan 15, 2014 in Education, News, Science | 15 comments

by Johnson C. Philip – The recent announcement that Peter Higgs and Francois Englert have been awarded the Noble Prize for the discovery of the so-called God Particle has created much commotion and discussion worldwide on God-particle. I counted not less than 5 million probable entries in the search engines today on this topic. Critics and opponents of theism were quick to seize upon the news that the so-called God Particle has been discovered at CERN, Geneva and that as a result the proponents of this particle were awarded the Noble Prize in 2013. They then went on to claim that man has finally discovered the particle of all particles, the one that has given birth to the Universe – thus labelled the God Particle, according to them. They declared that the materialistic origin of the Universe has finally...

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Another Attack on Homeschooling?

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 in Education, Ethics, Worldview | 5 comments

by Charlie Clough – Remember those 4 quotes from the law journals against the right of parents to teach their children?  Ohio SB-248 is the first expression of their attempted implementation. Paganism, because it can’t have unity by submission to the transcendental ethic of God’s Word, must strive to create an artificial unity by totalitarian implementation of whatever suits the fancy of the reigning elite.  This savage intolerance to biblical faith has been over a century in coming.  John Dewey, the great shaper of American education, wrote: “I cannot understand how any realization of the democratic ideal as a vital moral and spiritual ideal in human affairs is possible without surrender of the conception of the basic division to which supernatural Christianity is committed.” [A Common Faith (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1934), p51].  God, Dewey, insists, is dangerous...

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A Model for Depth in Teaching

Posted on Nov 4, 2013 in Bible Exegesis/Exposition, Education, Jesus, deity of, Spiritual Formation | 1 comment

by Jeff Heslop – The book of Hebrews was most likely written to Jewish Christians.  The readers were believers and had come under increasing pressure because of persecution.  In some cases the persecution caused loss of property, but it had not yet resulted in loss of life (Heb 10:32-34; 12:4).  It must have been especially discouraging to them to have their own nation of Israel turn against them for converting to Christianity.  They may have been pushed out of the synagogues or left voluntarily because of their new faith (Heb 10:25).  They likely were adjusting to new leadership since they were a second generation of believers (Heb 13:17).  Hope in the promise of Christ’s return in their own lifetimes was wavering.  All of these circumstances caused them to start weighing the costs and benefits of following Christ.  Many were...

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Advantages of Freedom in the Homeschooling Curriculum

Posted on Nov 2, 2013 in Education, Family, Homeschooling, Spiritual Formation | 1 comment

by Mary Cudal – My philosophy of homeschooling began to develop when I had a small family daycare in our home before we started our own family. When I observed how small children learned, I noticed two main aspects. As creatures fashioned in the image of God, they showed curiosity, wonder, energy, and joy in living and learning. Free time enhanced their imaginations. But I noticed that these natural traits were warped and twisted by their sin natures, leading to discontent, anger and selfishness. I felt that videos and computer games, even those considered educational, fostered boredom and discontent in the children they entertained. I did not allow television in my home, and still feel it robs children of valuable time of learning. After eight years of day care, by which time I had a four-year-old daughter and twin...

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10 Keys for Church Growth

Posted on Oct 27, 2013 in Church and Ministry, Church Planting, Discipleship, Education, Leadership, Success | 0 comments

by Christopher Cone – It is amazing how feverishly we sometimes pursue things that aren’t real. Imagine a church growth conference for pastors in which there is more attention given to a Stanford economist than to the words of the Bible (really happened). Imagine a book outlining keys to an effective church – a book that attends more to the importance of a well laid out parking lot than to the importance of God’s word (really happened). Imagine a generation of pastors being trained to believe they are CEO’s – they are the next Steve Jobs, and are the ones to creatively lead their congregations to prosperity and influence (happens everyday). We speak of vision and creativity, of relevance and sincerity, all the while copying corporate models for monopoly. We speak of redemption and grace, of love and fellowship,...

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