Monthly Archives: June 2011

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Quote of the Week: Anthony A. Hoekema

“To touch the image of God is to touch God himself; to kill the image of God is to do violence to God himself.”

—Anthony A. Hoekema, Created in God’s Image (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1986), 16.

UFO Interview with Biola Magazine

The following interview article was featured in 2005 summer edition of Biola Magazine (reprinted with permission).

What Should Every Christian Know About UFOs?

Cultural fascination with UFOs has taken off. A 1996 Gallup Poll found that half of Americans believe UFOs are real, and 12 percent claim to have witnessed a UFO. Continue reading

Quote of the Week: Westminster Shorter Catechism

“What is the chief end of man? Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.”

Westminster Shorter Catechism (1647), Q&A #1.

The Historic Alliance of Christianity and Science

I wrote this article when I first came to work for Reasons To Believe in 1998.

Influential British mathematician-philosopher Bertrand Russell once remarked, “I am as firmly convinced that religions do harm as I am that they are untrue.” Continue reading

Quote of the Week: Saint Augustine

“Man is one of your creatures, Lord, and his instinct is to praise you….The thought of you stirs him so deeply that he cannot be content unless he praises you, because you made us for yourself and our hearts find no peace until they rest in you.”

—Augustine, Confessions, trans. R. S. Pine-Coffin (New York: Barnes & Noble, 1992), bk. 1, 1.

 

Ken’s Top 50 WWII Films, Part 2

In honor of the anniversary of D-Day (June 6), I’m presenting my favorite World War II feature films and made-for-TV movies. See part 1 for the first 25 films.

My favorite movies about World War II are those that reveal insights into the human condition of the brave men who fought this catastrophic war. Realistic fighting scenes and historic military technology also warrant my steadfast attention. Continue reading

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Osama bin Laden

Basketball Legend and Muslim Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Comments on the Death of Osama bin Laden in Sporting News:

SN: “As not only a Muslim but a born-and-bred New Yorker, son of a police officer, how did you feel watching the celebratory reactions on American streets after the assassination of Osama bin Laden?” Continue reading

Quote of the Week: Cornelius Plantinga

“This [Christian worldview] vision derives from Scripture, centers on the person and work of Jesus Christ, and grows rich from the contributions of ecumenical creeds, church confessions, and the thinking of such heavyweight theologians as Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, and Barth.”

—Cornelius Plantinga, Engaging God’s World (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002), xv–xvi.

Ken’s Top 50 World War II Films, Part 1

June 6 marked the 67th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Normandy, France that resulted in a decisive victory for Allied forces during World War II. In honor of that war, in which my own father fought, I present my top 50 WWII feature films and made-for-TV movies (in two parts). (Be advised that some of these films contain material that may be objectionable to some viewers.) Continue reading

The Numbers Don’t Lie: 10 Reasons Wilt Chamberlain Reigns Supreme

There’s been some recent public discussion among top NBA players as to who should be regarded as the greatest player of all-time. Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James receive frequent mention as candidates for the title. Unfortunately the old-school NBA players are often left out of the discussion. Continue reading