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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

How Apologetics Impacts Conversion: A Historical Case Study, Part 4

Christians correctly assume that apologetics impacts conversion. That’s why many Christian ministries, organizations, and individuals who are… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

How Apologetics Impacts Conversion: A Historical Case Study, Part 3

How does the defense of the faith (apologetics) influence a person’s embracing the Christian faith (conversion)? In historic Christianity the… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

How Apologetics Impacts Conversion: A Historical Case Study, Part 2

How does the defense of the faith (apologetics) impact a person’s coming to embrace the faith (conversion)? As mentioned in part 1 of this… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

How Apologetics Impacts Conversion: A Historical Case Study Part 1

In historic Christianity the field of apologetics (a reasoned defense of the faith) is considered a branch of theology. Apologetics often has a close… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Wednesday Wisdom from Thinker William Bennett

On my Facebook and Twitter pages I have implemented a weekly segment called #WednesdayWisdom, where I provide quotes from significant scholars from… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Thursday Theology from Jaroslav Pelikan

On my Facebook and Twitter pages I have a weekly segment called Thursday Theology, where I provide quotes from important theological thinkers past… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Suicide: An Unpardonable Sin for Christians?

Throughout my professional career as both a college professor and a Christian scholar I have been asked thousands of questions. However, whenever… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

What Kind of World Is Needed for Science to Work?

Advancements in science, technology, and medicine over the last century or so have benefitted virtually all people. Scientific progress has… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

3 Things You May Not Know about St. Augustine the Writer

Augustine of Hippo (354–430) was born in North Africa to a pagan father and a Christian mother. Following a youth and an early career steeped… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Blaise Pascal on the Human Condition

Poets, playwrights, philosophers, and psychologists all take their turns offering insights on the “human condition.” They seek to explain… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

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