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Witness of our Creator

During a trip to SeaWorld not long ago, I remember being amazed while watching a trainer show off the size and strength of an orca. I sat there, soaked to the bone from the tidal wave caused by the orca’s splash, thinking, “Wow, what an amazing creature!”   But I also recall being bothered at this […]

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God Upholding His Most Elegant Creation

Our God is a sovereign God. He is far greater than any human mind can possibly comprehend. This is the recurring theme that crosses my mind every time I think about the witness of God in creation, particularly in the realm of the sciences. God makes himself known to us in his creation, which the […]

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One of the more common theological mistakes among Christians today, including Reformed believers, is the error of separating God’s gracious work in salvation from his glorious work of creation. Though few would deny that God’s singular purpose in both activities is to glorify himself, many nonetheless want to separate the ways in which God is […]

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How great the Father’s love!

It is he who made the earth by his power,    who established the world by his wisdom,      and by his understanding stretched out the heavens.   Jeremiah 10:12 (ESV)    A couple of years ago, one of my daughters asked me why God had made such an amazingly large universe when his primary purpose […]

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God’s Attributes Evident in Creation

The creation that we see all around us gives evidence of God’s many attributes. Two years ago, my family had the opportunity to go on an RV trip out west, where we visited several of the state and national parks. During this trip, we saw many breathtaking sights all around us, but the one thing […]

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Popular culture is heavily influenced by New Age ideas. Is the word “vibes” a regular word in your everyday speech? One might use that word to describe a certain “energy” they feel coming from a person. “He had good vibes” generally means that an individual perceived friendliness and a level of ethical and moral goodness […]

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God’s Fingerprint

Before reading this article, I would encourage you to read through Romans 1:18–25. With this passage in mind, we will consider the wisdom of the world in the theory of evolution. The error of this false teaching must be exposed by the story of creation taught in Genesis 1, along with all of God’s word. […]

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Perhaps the church father Augustine said it best: “Men go abroad to admire the heights of mountains, the mighty billows of the sea, the broad tides of rivers, the compass of the ocean, and the circuits of the stars, and pass themselves by.”1  There are many beautiful and astounding aspects of creation, such as the […]

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Issue at Hand, December 2021

The month of December ushers in a season of the year that is precious to the believer because of its association with the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Though our celebration of Christmas during this month of the year is more representative of Christian tradition than a real knowledge of exactly when […]

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Scars on Creation: Berkeley Pit

“The Richest Hill on Earth,” a sign proudly proclaims on the city outskirts of Butte, Montana. This is a bold claim, but the town could back it up for decades. Mining has been the lifeblood for the entirety of Butte’s existence and is the proof behind the claim. The center for Butte’s success is the […]

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God, the Creator of Time

“A fickle-minded man, whose thoughts were all astray because of his conception of time past, might wonder why you, who are God almighty, Creator of all, Sustainer of all, and Maker of heaven and earth, should have been idle and allowed countless ages to elapse before you finally undertook the vast work of creation. My […]

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What is Man?

This article is an adaptation of a speech given on August 17, 2016, at the Young Adults Retreat held at Lake Okoboji, IA.  Psalm 8:3–4: “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the […]

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And It Was Good

God has many attributes which are unobtainable by any man. God is a God who is high above us all, and none is like unto Him.  We as Christians can look at the simplest things and see God’s handiwork.  The creation is a beautiful thing that only God could have created. A person can look […]

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Starlight and Time

If Satan can get us to doubt one portion of God’s word, he will have a much easier time planting seeds of doubt concerning other sections of Scripture. If he can get us to doubt the creation account on the basis of science falsely so-called, what is to keep us from doubting the resurrection account? […]

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There are several reasons why we need to understand Genesis 1, and how to defend 24-hour creation. First, Genesis 1 begins with “in the beginning.” This is the beginning of God’s sovereign plan of salvation which he would work through his son for his people. Secondly, it is likely that we will be exposed to a creation heresy, […]

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The Days of Creation

Day 1 In the beginning the Triune God Created earth and the heavenly height. He formed the light, He formed the darkness, And divided them into day and night. Day 2 On the earth He divided the waters above From the waters that were below; Between them He set forth the firmament Away from the […]

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Rain Song

Rain fell softly against the window. Droplets started to drip into one another, making patterns of tiny, crooked rivers on the glass. “Katie, have you finished your homework?” Katie jumped at her mother’s voice and turned away from the windowpane. No, she wasn’t finished. She had a lot to do. A rumble of thunder echoed […]

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Sawbill Lake Reflections (3)

We made the decision to try some hiking in Northern Minnesota. After asking if there were any trails around in the area, the only two mentioned were about an hour away on gravel roads. Of the two suggested we decided to try climbing Eagle Mount, which is the highest point in Minnesota. “A mountain in […]

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Sawbill Lake Reflections (1)

Last summer we had the privilege of taking a family vacation to the Lake Superior area in northern Minnesota. On the second day of our vacation a local businessman recommended Sawbill Lake, which was a little ways north and west from where we were staying. He had our boys especially interested with his wonderful fishing […]

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I write about the wonders of the creation where we live. Especially, I focus on the complexity and uniqueness of the community of natural life on the eastern shore of the great freshwater lake, Lake Michigan. This community forms an ecosystem made up of the complex and mutually dependent relationships of all the creatures found […]

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