Historical Reflections on the Pandemic

Few things in life get your attention like the subject of infectious disease. And this is especially true of pandemics (“all people”… read more
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How to Distinguish between Science and Scientism

Science is truly one of the great intellectual enterprises that humankind has ever developed. But what exactly is science? Is it mainly a narrow… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

4 Philosophical Nuggets You Can Use

Can we learn much from brief philosophical statements? Regular readers of my blog know that I occasionally feature the segment Friday Philosophy,… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

1917: A Movie about Choices, Character, Courage

The historical conflict goes by a number of names: the Great War, the War to End All Wars, and later, World War I (1914–1918). Though World War… read more
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How to Appreciate Early Jesus Symbols

As someone who calls himself a “historic Christian,” I am very interested in learning as much as I can about the person of Jesus Christ.… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Learning from Christian Thinkers of the Past

How do Christians live out their faith in an age often critical of their distinctive beliefs and values? And how can they successfully communicate… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Wednesday Wisdom from Thinker Marvin Olasky

If you’re like me, you appreciate learning about and living by the wisdom of others. Many Christians, past and present, serve as examples for… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Did Augustine Lead the Ancient Church Astray?

Anybody who has heard my podcast, listened to my theological lectures, reviewed my Reflections blog, or read my books will know that I have a special… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Friday Philosophy from Peter Kreeft

Let me introduce you to the latest influential thinker in my ongoing social media segment, #FridayPhilosophy. Contemporary philosopher Peter Kreeft… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

A Movie to Make You Think: The Two Popes

The great Yale church historian Jaroslav Pelikan once called the Roman Catholic Church ʺthe most formidable religious institution in the history of… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Is Salvation Graspable and Resistible?

At once mysterious and compelling, the question of how human beings obtain salvation and whether they can lose it has preoccupied Christians of all… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Thursday Theology from John Jefferson Davis

We can all benefit from succinct, well-stated insights from people who have thought through theological ideas. I like to draw attention to these… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Reading as the Foundation of Learning

How important is reading in becoming an educated, wise, and thoughtful person? Many educators identify reading as the foundational discipline to all… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Reading, Human Exceptionalism, and Dyslexia

Only human beings read. The act of reading involves blending the sounds of letters to form words that symbolize ideas, objects, or entities (abstract… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Thursday Theology from Alister McGrath

You may be familiar with my Facebook and Twitter pages, where I have a weekly segment called #ThursdayTheology. There I provide short, substantive… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

What Are Science’s Operating Limits?

Modern science has dramatically changed the world for the better. All of us have benefitted from medical and technological advances. Because of that… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

3 Things You May Not Know about Blaise Pascal

Frenchman Blaise Pascal (1623–1662) was one of the founding fathers of the scientific revolution in the seventeenth century. A true Renaissance… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Thursday Theology from Peter Toon

If you follow me on Facebook and Twitter you know I have a weekly segment called Thursday Theology. I like to introduce people to important Christian… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

God as the Best Explanation of Beauty

Some of Western civilization’s greatest works of art are housed in the Vatican Museums. Museum benefactors say that part of their mission is to… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Thursday Theology from Michael Green

If you have followed me on social media for a while, you know that I have a weekly segment called Thursday Theology, where I provide quotes from… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks


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