What if I told you…don’t miss it!

Inerrancy Conference

.Update: The Shepherds Conference website was hacked today (first day of conference) and they had difficulty live streaming the event. Here is an alternate link you can access to view: GraceChurchLive

What if I told you… a historic conference will take place starting this Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. PST all through Friday March 6 Continue reading

Science supports music!

Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody! (Psalm 98:5)

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. (Philippians 4:8)

All musicians and singers out there, listen to what scientists have to say about your musical passion! Research has demonstrated  Continue reading

True Love

She browsed the bookshelf looking for a specific book.  She had been here for hours, and she still hadn’t found it. Where was it? She needed a book about true love. She picked up a book with a beautiful shiny cover…nope. Not it.
“Excuse me,” She whispered to the librarian who passed nearby. “I’m looking for a rather… uh, specific book.”
The librarian nodded.
“Where can I find a book about true love?” she asked.
The librarian smiled. She walked up to the bookshelf and paused a moment, looking over the books.
“Ah, here it is” she said, picking up a book and handing it to the young lady. “This is it.”
The young lady read the title: The Holy Bible  Continue reading

Do You Have a Biblical Worldview?

“Can Science and Faith Reveal the Same Truth?” 

This is the question that the Institute for Creation Research answers! ICR will have a LIVE webcast of a Creation vs. Evolution conference that will be held this weekend (Friday-Saturday) in California! 

Since 2009-2010, when I first started following ICR and getting their monthly Acts & Facts magazine in the mail, by God’s grace they have not disappointed. ICR provides informative, fascinating, and Biblical resources for families and students to defend the faith. 

So gather up your friends and family and sit down to learn from the best creation scientists about a Biblical worldview of origins and life! It’s one of the best time investments you’ll ever make, I promise. 

Interested in dinosaurs? Enjoy astronomy? Ever wonder if there is an ultimate proof of creation?
Find out by watching the live event!

Access the LIVE Webcast

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Plus, if you live in the United States, your church can host an ICR event! Check out their events video:

God, Science & the Big Questions

Last friday night, after a day with several exams/tests at school, I sat down with my family and watched a live panel discussion between renown Christian philosophers and apologets which included J.P. Moreland, William Lane Craig, and John Lennox. They touched on subjects like new-atheism, evolution, the cosmos and much more. I’m excited to share with you the archived video of the event! Here is some background information about the speakers:

Dr. John Lennox

Professor of mathematics at Oxford University, Christian apologet and philosopher of science. Uncle of musician/singer Kristyn Getty.

Dr. William Lane Craig

Apologet, analytical philosopher, research professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology (Biola).

Dr. J. P. Moreland

Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology (Biola University), Christian apologet and theologian.

My comments I can’t say it was the best panel discussion, because I was disappointed in the arguments presented by Moreland and W.L. Craig, and the positions they held on important topics such as creation vs. evolution. Moreland and Craig are theistic evolutionists, meaning they believe God used the process of evolution to create. They offered non-biblical arguments and seemed to try to always avoid answering the question straightforwardly whenever it came up. So watch the video, but with caution and a critical mind. Dr. John Lennox on the other hand, was clear, precise and Biblical. By God’s grace he shined in this panel discussion, which I the main reason I’m even posting the video! Here are some great quotes by Dr. Lennox that he made during the course of the discussion:

In response to an atheist’s statement that Christianity is “a fairy tale for people afraid of the dark” Dr. Lennox replied: “Atheism is the fairy tale for people afraid of the light”

“If you believe Scripture, you can predict that science can be done.” 

“The fact that I can do mathematics is powerful evidence of a mind in the universe” 

“Nonsense remains nonsense even if scientists are writing it” 

The first lesson presented in the Bible is that man is distinctly different from animals…”but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him” (Genesis 2:20).

Looking forward to your comments on the video!

Midweek Music IX: Three Versions…

…of Vivaldi!

Continuing with last week’s trend of the Gloria song, I will share yet another Gloria song.

These are three videos of Vivaldi’s Gloria played by a few different orchestras and choirs. It’s interesting to note the different tempos each orchestra uses.

Madrid Concert directed by Antonio Fauró
I like the huge choir, the peppy orchestra….and the funny reminder of our generation at the end of the video (min. 2:28-2:31). Let me know if you noticed it ;)

National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia
It’s the Gloria song on the speed lane. You will notice the choir and orchestra is conducted by a grizzly-bear of a director. He reminds one more of a butcher than an orchestra conductor, but he has class and style in movement. With a flick of his wrist he commands the music to produce an energetic strain. P.S. the Gloria melody is at the beginning of the video, the other part of the video contains the rest of the concert which I didn’t watch. 

La Pieta, Venice
A historical rendition of Vivaldi’s Gloria as it would have been sung during his lifetime in Venice, Italy. The video is nearly 30 minutes long, but quite lovely to listen to the melody combined with the architecture, instruments, and costumes of that time period.  

Joy Is Better than Fun

People today seem always to be looking for fun or entertainment, but it is significant that “fun” is never mentioned in the Bible, so it is evidently not considered to be a very significant part of the Christian life. The word “entertain” is used to speak of hospitality, and such activities as “play” and “reveling” only receive condemnation…

First of all, Christian joy comes through the Word…

…There is great joy also in the privilege of prayer and having our prayers answered…

…And there is much, much more!…(Click Here to Continue).

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