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Christianity As Science-Starter

Amy Hall from Stand To Reason posted a series of articles this week entitled Christianity As Science-Starter. There are three, and they deal with Kepler, Galileo, and Newton. Her inspiration is a book called Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault on Mind, Morals, and Meaning, by Nancy Pearcey. In this series, she reminds us that science was started by God fearing Christians who believed that the universe, as created by God, follows a master plan that is predictable and discoverable. It is not the results of random chance.

While I can’t recommend the book–I haven’t read it–I can recommend the articles:

Looks like another book to add to my reading list.

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Biblical Archaeology: Philip’s Tomb and Gobekli Tepe

I had heard the news that [Philip the Apostle](’s tomb had been found a few months ago, but I held off being excited because I know how those discoveries are often recanted later. As it turns out, it’s may not be the Apostle’s tomb, but [Philip the Evangelist]( Either way, it’s still an exciting find if true, because finding the tombs of people who are mentioned in Scripture still serve to provide more evidence for the reliability of Scripture.

More on Philip’s Tomb:

* [Philip’s Tomb]( “Philip’s Tomb at Stand To Reason”)
* [Tomb of St. Philip the Apostle Discovered in Turkey]( “Tomb of St. Philip the Apostle Discovered in Turkey at Fox News”)
* [The tomb of one of the Disciples?]( “The tomb of one of the Disciples? at Cranach”)

Another find that has been revealed over the last couple of weeks has been equally as interesting. It’s that of [Gobekli Tepe](,38.9224&spn=0.01,0.01&t=h&q=37.2233,38.9224 “Google Maps”). Gobekli Tepe is being heralded as the oldest “Temple” ever found, predating Stonehenge by some 6,000 years. If true, it would provide more evidence that religion has always been a part of mankind’s life, and not something invented later on as part of culture. Stand to Reason has posted a short article on this, along with an interview of Ben Witherington regarding the ramifications for secular understandings of religious history. I highly recommend you follow the link STR provides in the article called [Philip’s Tomb]( “Philip’s Tomb at Stand To Reason”) and listen to the interview; it’s only about 18 minutes.

More on Gobekli Tepe:

* [Göbekli Tepe]( “Göbekli Tepe at Wikipedia”)
* [Gobekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple?]( “Gobekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple? at”)

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