Tag Archives: image of God

What Does Our Obsession with Ancestry Tell Us About Our Christian Identity? (Podcast)

In this brief podcast, J. Warner talks with John Hall and Kathy Emmons from The Ride Home with John and Kathy about our cultural interest in ancestry and our use of DNA companies to determine our origin. What does this cultural fascination tell us about our design as humans? To what (or …

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What Ancestry DNA Kits Reveal About God, Our Past, and the Way Forward

Fortune reported recently that “DNA test kits are blowing up in popularity.” More people than ever are interested in discovering their ethnic heritage. 23andMe (the DNA testing company named after the 23 chromosome pairs that make up the human genome) has already performed over 5 million genetic tests for people …

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Why No One Should Be Surprised That A Killer Is Living Under Their Roof

In a recent interview with the South Florida Sun Sentinel, James and Kimberly Snead, the couple who took in the Florida school shooter after his own parents had died, said they were baffled and surprised that the high school student who had been living with them for nearly three months …

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How Christianity Makes Sense of This Gerber Baby

A recent Washington Post article celebrated the naming of Lucas Warren as the 2018 Gerber baby. Every year, the Gerber Products Company selects an infant “who best exemplifies Gerber’s long-standing heritage of recognizing that every baby is a Gerber baby.” What makes Lucas unusual and particularly news-worthy is the fact …

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Why America May Fall Behind in Genetic Technologies, and That’s OK

Americans are accustomed to being technological leaders in a variety of disciplines, but our nation may fall behind other countries in the field of genetic technology – if current activities in China continue. While that may sound like a challenge we should embrace and correct as a nation, there’s actually …

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Are Moral Truths Human-Specific Biological Facts?

How are we to account for the existence of objective, transcendent moral truths? Some philosophers, like Sam Harris, believe “moral values are really questions about the well-being of conscious creatures.” Well-being (also described as human “flourishing”) is, according to Harris, the purpose of our existence as human beings. Since human …

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