A Greater Purpose

By on Feb 22, 2017

Last week, I released an article that discussed the ramifications of human and animal embryo splicing; in other words, the creation of human-animal hybrids. You can read that here. On February 14, 2017, the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine released a report on the ethics of human embryo genetic engineering. The conclusion: embryonic gene editing is permissible under certain situations and guidelines[1]. What was once deemed unethical and beyond belief is now endorsed by one of the most influential scientific communities in the world. It only seemed logical to...

The Chimera Conundrum

By on Feb 17, 2017

On January 26, 2017, researchers at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California created the first successful human-animal hybrid[1]. This is known as a chimera, or an organism composed of genetically different species. Salk researchers inserted human stem cells into the embryos of pigs, which were implanted into the wombs of pigs. And for the first time, human cells were found in the embryos. From the lens of science and medicine, this is a huge milestone. Because of the current crisis of a lack of donors, this breakthrough could pave the way to create human organs to be used by the sick and...

Apologetics Restored my Faith

By on Nov 3, 2016

If someone were to ask me, “When did you become a Christian?” I would respond, “I’ve been a Christian my entire life.” I was born into a Christian family, grew up in church, and never really left to explore anything else. I’ve always believed in Christ because Christ is all that I’ve ever known. But I was what you would call a “nominal Christian.” I would go to church weekly, attend every Bible study, and even serve in many capacities. But looking back, those were empty times. I knew the stories of the Bible, the head knowledge of who God was. I had the typical Christian education: God...

Truth Matters Conference: A Fearless Faith – Sept 9th & 10th

By on Jul 29, 2016

“A Fearless Faith” The Truth Matters Conference is about bringing the truth of the Christian Gospel to light. We’ve designed the conference to help young people think about the credibility of the Christian faith and to train them to make a gracious defense of the Gospel. Jesus says in John 18:37, “For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth.  Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.”  The truth mattered to Christ because he said of himself that he was “the way, the truth, and the life”. We live in an age that...

“Unbelievable? LIVE” Event – Saturday Aug 27th

By on Jul 14, 2016

“Why I Am an Atheist.  Why I Am a Christian.” This was an incredible evening of dialogue and conversation as Ryan Bell (www.lifeaftergod.org) and Sean McDowell (www.seanmcdowell.org) joined Justin Brierley for a live version of the UK’s “Unbelievable?” radio show.  Hear their stories, learn from their journeys, and listen in on a few questions during the Q&A. “Why I am an atheist. Why I am a Christian: Ryan Bell & Sean McDowell join Justin Brierley to discuss faith, reason and the search for truth.” Unbelievable? LIVE Saturday August 27th,...

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