Creation vs. Evolution: The War of the Worldviews

by Dave Johnson (This originally appeared in the November/December 1998 edition of the MCOI Journal, starting on page 6) There are those who think that the debate over origins is just so much petty bickering among academics. They could not be more wrong. The creation/ evolution controversy is, in reality, a war between two fundamentally different and opposing worldviews. The outcome of this war will determine the direction of our society in virtually every area … Continue reading

Once Upon A Time… Plus Chance!

(This originally appeared in the September/October 1998 edition of the MCOI Journal) Remember the story about the frog who was turned into a handsome prince by the kiss of a (seemingly fairly desperate) princess? Alas, my good friends, it was only a fairy tale. Frogs, no matter how ardently kissed, do not become princes in real life. Add wishful thinking to the mix if you like, but it’s still not gonna happen. Put a crown … Continue reading

Obama, ISIS, Christianity, Comment and Question

Conservatives and Evangelicals nearly lost their minds when, on February 5 at the National Prayer Breakfast, Barack Obama drew a moral equivalency between the ISIS beheadings and burnings of those ISIS captures with the Crusades, Inquisition, Jim Crow laws, etc. Hmmm. On the same day we had a response to our blog Is ISIS Islamic? which opined: Is your site always full of mindless drivel or just on days that end in “y”? The problem … Continue reading

Against All Gods: What’s Right and Wrong About the New Atheism

(Originally printed in the Fall 2010 Issue of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 10) By Phillip E. Johnson and John Mark Reynolds IVP Books, Downers Grove, Illinois, ©2010, 118 pages, $15.00 Review by G. Richard Fisher Phillip Johnson is a leading spokesman and apologist for the Intelligent Design movement, and John Reynolds is a PhD and author of Three Views on Creation and Evolution. They have teamed up in this cutting-edge new book. Books … Continue reading

What’s So Great About Christianity – A Review

By Dan Cox (Originally printed in the Spring 2010 MCOI Journal) The title of Dinesh D’Souza’s book What’s So Great About Christian­ity is not a question. It is a statement—a powerful and persuasive statement about the fundamentally rational nature of Christian belief. Popular celebrity New Atheists such as Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris would have us believe it is irrational to believe in God—especially the God of Christianity. These New Atheists argue that … Continue reading

You Bet Your Life

(This originally appreared in the March/April 1997 MCOI Journal) “To be or not to be. That is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune or to take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing, end them. To die. To sleep. No more. And by a sleep to say we end the heart ache and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to. … Continue reading