The Car-Universe Without A Motor — The Parker J Cole Show

fromspaceOn April 5th, Speculative Faith Lorehaven began to publish a series of articles called the Car-Universe without a Motor, written by Travis Perry, an author, publisher, Army Reserve officer, and hard science and fantasy fiction geek. Having been a supporter of Travis’s for a long time, and thoroughly in love with his previous set of articles about how aliens point to God, I was looking forward to this series.

Were we created? If we were created, then what for? And who’s the Creator? Does it matter? What about the solar system, the galaxy, the universe at large–did anyone create them? And if so, were they created with a purpose in mind?

One of the reasons why I am so attracted to the series is because the subject of creation, of origin, of the beginning is what interested me in apologetics. Our origins matter. Not just the origins of humanity, but of animal, plant, and other biological and living elements of our world. Over time, I’ve noticed that as our understanding increases, so does our appreciation for the complexity of a reality with a definite purpose in mind. See, the universe is designed for discovery, for wonder, for exploration. Is this universe, then, simply a car without a motor? A facade of design but not really?

Are we passengers in a car without a motor or are we in a car that’s going somewhere with a destination in mind? There’s so much to delve into so join me as I chat with Travis Perry.at 2 pm Eastern. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes. Click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10773347.

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Tonight on the Write Stuff — Unraveling the Multiverse with Josh Peck

Now is the time for the biggest revealing of otherworldly existence the world has ever seen! For the first time ever, the most up to date and shocking information from the studies of quantum physics, ufology, and the supernatural are made available to the masses. Even better yet, this information is presented in a way anybody can understand. Learn just how perfectly compatible science and religion can be and why it seems they are always at odds

Does quantum physics have any place in the Bible? Who are the mysterious cherubim and what is their role in the affairs of mankind? Do biblical interpretations have any use in explaining scientific observations? Did nonhuman entities leave behind evidence showing their extradimensional nature? Is quantum physics unknowable to religious minds? Are higher dimensions interacting with our own? Must a scientific mind also be void of religion? Are there prophecies pointing to a possible return of extradimensional beings? Do things like strings, branes, multiple dimensions, parallel universes, time warps, quantum entanglement, and extradimensional beings have any place in biblical descriptions of God’s creation? What is our true origin? Is there an unseen world that exists all around us? How do we prepare for what is ahead? And much more!

Join me as I talk with researcher and author Josh Peck at 7pm Eastern time! You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes. Click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10652761.

Josh Peck is an avid researcher of fringe topics, works in full time ministry at SkyWatchTV, host of Into the Multiverse, and is the author of numerous books, including The Day The Earth Stands Still(coauthored with Derek P. Gilbert), Unraveling the Multiverse, and Abaddon Ascending (coauthored with bestselling author Tom Horn). Josh specializes in theological and scientific studies such as quantum physics to explain paranormal phenomena experienced around the world.

Write Stuff Author Spotlight — Science vs. Religion: Is It Really That Simple? by Trevor Slone #free on #KindleUnlimited & EXCERPT

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This book explores the actual issues behind the science and religion controversy from a biblical, Christian perspective.


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FOREWORD

Surely it is an understatement to say that “religion” and “science” have been at loggerheads for the last century or more, particularly over the issue of biological evolution. Or should that last phrase be: “over the interpretation of the first chapters of Genesis”? Or maybe it should read: “over the philosophical assumption of organic evolution”? Come to think of it, there is a lot of ambiguity in this statement. What exactly does “religion” mean in this context, and, for that matter, what exactly is “science”? And who speaks for either endeavor authoritatively?

In short, the statement that “religion” and “science” disagree over such issues as evolution is a platitude whose terms can easily be filled in so as to provide an easy solution. Any would-be William Tell can pierce the apple, any ambitious successor to Alexander can cut the knot, and any modern Christopher Columbus can stand the egg on end, each one to the applause of his peers. Still, as Heidegger has reminded us so many times, in today’s world of thought we are prone to confuse cleverness with thinking.

Still, even if we are not looking for simplistic, snappy answers, and if we are willing to clarify our terms sufficiently to engage in a substantial discussion, there are different ways of approaching the issue. Alas! For too many Americans the answer to any controversy has become to moan, “There Ought to be a Law . . . “ More accurately, given the nature of our judicial system, this desire translates into “The courts should decide . . . “ And so they have. And they have not ruled on the basis of freedom, but on the basis of ideology, just as one would expect any fallen human being to do, whether they are occupying the couches of their living rooms or the benches of their courtrooms, which have become de facto throne halls. And, thus, they have told us once and for all (or so they think) that atheistic Darwinian evolution is the only valid scientific paradigm in biology, and that any scheme that even comes close to implying that there is a Creator will damage our school children beyond repair and, thus, may not be mentioned in any class room.

This book places the issue into the context into which it belongs: the clash between two worldviews. It is not a detailed analysis of evolution from a scientific perspective that exposes supposed errors in the lab. It is not a compromise that begins with what we are still “allowed” to say or teach and ends by formulating a give-and-take strategy. It is a no-holds-barred description of the fundamental confrontation between belief and unbelief, or better: between belief in the God of the Bible and belief in the omnipotence of the physical universe. Trevor Slone does not come with his hands stretched out offering a compromise in the hope of receiving a concession in return. He relates the conflict as he perceives it and demonstrates the irrationality of abandoning the certain knowledge of a Creator for an uncertain, self-refuting materialism.

This book is written in a very personal tone. The author not only lets his personality show through the print, he speaks in his own voice throughout. He does not write with scientifically objective detachment because he wants us to see that the stakes are too high to approach the issue as a scientific puzzle to be treated at a distance. It involves our entire view of ourselves as persons, and to see ourselves as the persons that we are, we need to see ourselves as creatures.

Early on, the book asks us to consider the nature of truth. For many of us that means trying to remember what we were taught in school. Trevor Slone challenges us to go further than that. He dares us to consider what we can actually accept as real, particularly considering the high cost of substituting accepted opinion for reality. I urge the reader to take up his challenge. It may not be easy at times, but, in the end, as someone greater than any of us said, “The truth shall set you free.”

Dr. Winfried Corduan

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religion

Taylor University

 

The Parker J Cole Show — The Religion of Science, Part Two

Last week, we started our discussion on the religion of science. We postulated that the Christian faith is the best avenue for scientific discovery and the genesis for understand the world around us. Modern day scienctific talk centers around a gnostic view (also known as New Age philosophy) which coincides with an impersional, distant entity and man as the god of all things. We’ll continue our discussion today.
In today’s time, scientific truth is being touted as the standard to evaluate reality. Through experimentation and observable data, conclusions are made based off the findings of a particular hypothesis. Scientists are seen as the new prophets of the modern area. Wrapped in trappings such as ‘logic’, ‘reason’, and ‘objectivity’, there is the prevailing idea once ‘science’ says it, then that’s the end of the argument.
An interesting thing to note is that the word ‘science’ is erroneously used as a catch-all phrase for following a new religion. Perhaps it is not a conscious thing but its subtlety is there. “Scientists say…” replaces “Thus saith the Lord…”; Data replaces biblical precepts; biological reactions replaces the soul. So the religion of science is one that draws us away from the miraculous, intentional, conspiracy of God’s divine interference in everything to a one in a million lucky shot of existence.

However, was it always this way? On this episode of we will be talking with returning guest Josh Peck as we discuss if this view of science as the standard for all truth always existed. What part did religion play in scientific discovery? How did it affect the view of the world? Tune in by calling in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download the WLUV Radio mobile app.

Tonight on the Write Stuff — Science vs. Religion

In the battle of ideas, this topic is one that represents the forces of good and evil, fantasy and reality, truth and lies…or does it? Is there really a battle between science and religion or is there more reason to believe they’re allies?

Many naturalistic scientists seem to have taken up an holy cause to differentiate intelligence from faith. Or, to put it another way, faith is a nebulous magical wand wielded by delusional people while intellect is the steadfast sun in the sky to view the world. Young people especially reject religion saying, “Science says this and that’s why I don’t believe in God in anymore.” Cue dramatic music…science has won the victory again.

But is that really the case? It is becoming more apparent that science and religion are not diametrically opposed to each other. In fact, they both provide each other the proper foundation in understanding the world. There’s a lot to this topic so we’ll be sitting down and chatting with my guest co host Trevor Slone — author of Science vs. Religion. Click here to listen at the link: http://tobtr.com/s/7580633. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download the WLUV radio mobile app today. Tune in!

God, Faith, and Science

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God, Faith, and Science according to some shouldn’t be in the same sentence. After all, our understanding of the world around us has grown exponentially. We are able to probe deeper and deeper into space and we have discovered amazing things about the universe. Nebulas, black holes, exta-solar planets, and so much more simply waiting for us. It’s an exciting time. A few days ago, I watched a YouTube video of a Virgin Galactic test flight of a sub-orbital spaceflight. From the pilot’s seat, you could see the earth beneath you and the darkness of space in front of it. It was pretty awesome, let me tell you.

Commercial space travel is becoming a reality. A mission to Mars is within my lifetime (unless the Dutch get to Mars first). Testing of bio-medical printers that can print human body parts can open the door for a wide range of medical help and research. We can now isolate genes and design our children according to the parent’s specifications.  And this is just the tip of the ice berg of man is doing.

So with these advancements of knowledge, does God really have a place in it? What about faith? Some skeptics would say in the past, God was a filler word for things we didn’t understand. Now that we get it, God should be returned to His place in the realm of belief or mythology.

Some would say.

So does God, faith, and science still belong together?

We’ll be discussing this with our guest contributor and co-host Kenneth Morvant, author of Asterion so feel free to join in on the conversation. There are all kinds of ways to connect with us. You can call 646-595-2083, press 1 and you’ll be live on air. Or, you can download the WLUV Radio app on your mobile device and listen in there. We’ll also be streaming live so click the link (http://tobtr.com/s/5457247) to interact with on the chat room.