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April – June 2010

April – June 2010

Debates about evolution and attacks on Scripture seem endless. But why should we be ashamed of truth? In this issue you’ll find basic truths revealed in Genesis and confirmed by science—bare-bones essentials that all Christians need. Also look for fascinating science news, ideas for a faith-building creation “stay-cation” to your local zoo, and semi-technical articles to strengthen your faith and challenge your mind!

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Features

  • Magazine Department Article
    Why the Basics?
    Feb. 25, 2010, pp. 6–7

    Christians won’t be effective if we forget the basics.

  • Magazine Department Article
    Readers Respond: February 2010
    Feb. 25, 2010, pp. 7–8

    Reader Feedback, February 2010

  • Magazine Article
    Just a Minute
    March 23, 2010, pp. 10–11

    The popular American TV news program 60 Minutes recently aired a segment about a remarkably preserved dinosaur bone.

  • Feb. 25, 2010, pp. 22–25

    The thought of alligators may send shivers up your back, and rightly so. But like other predators in this now-fallen world, they continue to serve a purpose in God’s plan.

  • Oct. 28, 2012, pp. 26–28

    The life cycle of the Pilobolus fungus shows how our Creator can display beautiful design.

  • Nov. 4, 2012, pp. 29–30

    For sea urchins, a broken tooth reveals an incredible design.

  • May 8, 2011, pp. 30–33

    Knowing how to balance our responsibilities is never easy, but God has not left us in the dark.

  • Nov. 11, 2012, pp. 34–35

    You might be surprised to discover that your legs are on backwards compared to your arms.

  • Nov. 18, 2012, pp. 36–37

    Taking a closer look at the equine leg bone, scientists have discovered unexpected features that give it amazing strength and may inspire new engineering ideas.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, pp. 38–42

    You don’t have to travel far to enjoy a getaway that will also build your biblical worldview.

  • Magazine Article
    Not Ashamed of a Biblical Starting Point
    Dec. 2, 2012, pp. 44–47

    Observational science confirms that the Bible really is the right starting point and reveals the inconsistency of starting with secular ideas.

  • Magazine Article
    10 Basics Every Creationist Must Know
    Nov. 21, 2012, pp. 48–49

    Every Christian who stands unashamedly on the authority of God’s Word should be ready to show how the Bible unlocks our understanding of the world.

  • Magazine Article
    Six Literal Days
    Feb. 24, 2010, pp. 49–50

    Did God create the whole universe, including the original plants, animals, and first two people (Adam and Eve) in six literal 24-hour days?

  • Magazine Article
    Radiometric Dating
    Feb. 24, 2010, pp. 51–52

    Does radiometric dating show that rocks are millions of years old? No!

  • Magazine Article
    Variety Within Created Kinds
    Feb. 24, 2010, pp. 52–53

    Today’s species show the potential variation that God designed within the original kinds, but this variety remains limited—cats are still cats, and dogs are dogs.

  • Magazine Article
    Uniqueness of Man
    Feb. 24, 2010, pp. 54–55

    Genesis 1 states that God specially created the first male and female in His own image.

  • Magazine Article
    Distant Starlight
    Feb. 24, 2010, pp. 55–56

    Interestingly, the big bang has a major light-travel problem of its own.

  • Magazine Article
    Global Flood
    Feb. 24, 2010, pp. 56–57

    God’s record is clear: the water of the flood covered the entire globe and killed all the animals on earth.

  • Magazine Article
    Dinosaurs on the Ark
    Feb. 24, 2010, pp. 57–58

    Did dinosaurs really live at the same time as humans? Genesis 1 claims that God created every “kind” of land animal on the same day as Adam.

  • Magazine Article
    One Race
    Feb. 24, 2010, pp. 58–59

    We all have the same basic brown pigment, and we belong to one race—the human race—descended from Adam.

  • Magazine Article
    Suffering & Death
    Feb. 24, 2010, pp. 59–60

    If God is so good, why is this world filled with suffering and death? The answer is plainly described in Genesis 1–3.

  • Magazine Article
    The Gospel
    Feb. 24, 2010, pp. 60–61

    Christians who stand confidently on the Bible’s historical record have the answer to life’s troubles.

  • Sept. 2, 2014, pp. 62–65

    One reason ants are so successful is because of their ability to communicate with each other.

  • Jan. 5, 2011, pp. 66–69

    God’s Word gives these two stones special attention. Indeed, rubies and sapphires are mentioned more often than diamonds.

  • Semi-Technical Magazine Article
    Did Mercury Poisoning Create a Toxic Flood?
    March 21, 2010, pp. 70–73

    Wouldn’t the destructive forces of Noah’s Flood have released so much mercury into the environment that it would poison everything and make life impossible?

  • Feb. 25, 2010, pp. 74–75

    The night sky is a glistening treasure trove, just waiting for you to explore. All you need is a pair of binoculars or a basic telescope.

  • Jan. 20, 2013, pp. 76–77

    Virtual reality has far more value than entertainment and escape. It has practical applications, too.

  • Magazine Article
    Protective Authority
    Jan. 27, 2013, pp. 78–79

    One step towards raising children to serve God is to remind them that God has given you authority for their own protection and good.

  • Nov. 2, 2011, pp. 80–81

    Our contemporary Christian culture has slipped into some flawed views of biblical authority. Among them is the attitude that it’s good to know what the Bible says but we can turn to other sources

  • Magazine Article
    Crib Notes for Every Believer
    March 15, 2010, pp. 82–83

    Paul understood that all debates come back to the foundation of all correct philosophy and understanding—Christ.

  • Magazine Article
    Star Charts
    March 5, 2010

    Five star charts depicting the wonder of God's creation.

  • Magazine Article
    Biblical Authority Study Questions: Jesus Plus
    March 5, 2010

    Downloadable study questions for your Sunday school class or small group for the article "Jesus . . . Plus."

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