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How to make a fractal: version 2.2

The latest version of my fractal program has been updated, and it can be found at: How to make a fractal (http://www.naclhv.com/2014/06/how-to-make-fractal.html) I've implemented a feature which allows you to resize the canvas. You can now generate fractals in various canvas sizes, up to 1920 x 1080. Give it a try! You can generate your […]

The role of evidence in the Christian faith

This post is a consolidation of a whole series into one post. It's very long. Click on the following entries in the table of contents below to jump directly there: "Faith" as used in Christianity, and its evidence-based meaning The overwhelming Biblical support for the crucial role of evidence Supposed science-based philosophical objections to the […]

The role of evidence in the Christian faith (Conclusion)

At this point in this series of posts, it should be absolutely clear that evidence is a deadly serious business in Christianity. The first step in faith starts by believing, based on the evidence, the message we have heard preached to us. All other biblical meaning of the word "faith" are built on it. The […]

The role of evidence in the Christian faith (Part 9)

In the last post, I demonstrated that an unrepeatable original event doesn't disqualify the study of that event from being considered science. It is only necessary for the records of that event to be subject to study in a repeatable manner. So, is Christianity then a science, despite the non-repeatability of its founding events? Am […]

The role of evidence in the Christian faith (Part 8)

We are continuing from the previous post, and examining the patterns that God uses in providing evidence for our faith in him. These patterns are: 1. God provides evidence whenever he asks us to believe something, especially when he does something new.  2. God expects us to test and verify the evidence he provides.  3. […]

The role of evidence in the Christian faith (Part 7)

We are continuing our previous examination of how God provides evidence for our faith in him. In particular, he uses the following patterns in the Bible when he provides evidence: 1. God provides evidence whenever he asks us to believe something, especially when he does something new.  2. God expects us to test and verify the […]

The role of evidence in the Christian faith (Part 6)

We are continuing our previous exploration of the Bible, and looking at the patterns for how God works to provide evidence for our faith in him. As a reminder, these patterns are as follows: 1. God provides evidence whenever he asks us to believe something, especially when he does something new.  2. God expects us to […]

Should we put the LORD our God to the test?

Well, what does the Bible say? "You shall not put the LORD your God to the test" - Deuteronomy 6:16 That seems straightforward enough, right? Why did I even bother to write this post? Isn't this an open-and-shut case? Not so fast. Let's apply the principles of Bible interpretation, and look at what the Scriptures […]
2015-04-06

"Simon, son of John, do you love me?"

I'm trying my hand at a Bible fanfic. This story is based on John 21. In that chapter, Jesus thrice asks Peter whether Peter loves him. The subtleties of this conversations are lost in translation, as the Greek words "agape" and "phileo" are both translated as "love". You can read more about the possible meaning of […]

The role of evidence in the Christian faith (Part 5)

This is a continuation of the last post. We're examining biblical passages that demonstrate the following six patterns in how God works to provide evidence for our faith in him. The six patterns are: 1. God provides evidence whenever he asks us to believe something, especially when he does something new.  2. God expects us […]
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