Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Thrill of Discovery

(11 of 11 in a series) Hanging on my office wall is an advertisement torn from a geophysical magazine several years ago.  The page size print shows a little girl at the beach holding tightly to her brother’s foot as he … Continue reading

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True Freedom

(10 of 11 in a series) When we hear the word freedom, we often think in terms of politics.  As part of a democracy, we are a free people.  Or we equate freedom with a suspension of the rules.  Teenagers are … Continue reading

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The Lost Son and the Lovesick Father

(9 of 11 in a series) Jesus told a parable – a story that illustrates a spiritual truth – about a lost son.  As the story goes, a wealthy landowner had two sons.  The younger son requested his share of … Continue reading

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Good News

(8 of 11 in a series) Jesus said, “You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.”  It is a basic premise of this blog, as well as the message of Jesus, that truth exists and that … Continue reading

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The Shoe Fits

(7 of 11 in a series) The depravity of man has become in our day a compelling argument for the truth of the Christian message.  Modern man, when he is thinking, knows he is sick.  Recognizing our desperate condition is … Continue reading

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Summarizing the Data

(6 of 11 in a series) It is time to analyze our collected observations.  Let’s review our “data” to this point.  Observation one:  The incredibly complex and orderly universe we inhabit implies a creator.  Observation two:  Man has a desire … Continue reading

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Capacity for Cruelty

(5 of 11 in a series) When we observe acts of violence that illustrate the moral depravity of our nature, we often react with comments such as “that’s inhuman!”  Unfortunately, man’s inhumanity to man is all too human and is, … Continue reading

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Artistic and Moral Beauty

(4 of 11 in a series) When we turn our calculating scientist’s eye on ourselves, we capture observation number three.  Man has an incredible capacity for beauty.  Both in our ability to reflect on beauty and our ability to act … Continue reading

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Our Search for God

(3 of 11 in a series) A second observation about the world we live in is man’s ongoing desire for a relationship with a supreme being.  Man’s belief in a deity crosses all boundaries of culture, education, and time.  The … Continue reading

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Is Someone Out There?

(2 of 11 in a series) Let’s start our journey of discovery with some observations about the world as we know it.  Our first observation is that we inhabit an extremely complex yet orderly universe.  Many explanations for why this … Continue reading

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The Truth That Sets Us Free – A Geophysics Lesson

(1 of 11 in a series) The author of this blog is a geophysicist.  Geophysicists study the physical properties of the geo, the earth, and make predictions about the composition, structure, and geologic attributes of the earth based on our observations.  … Continue reading

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