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Did you know? Scientists have stumbled onto a breathtaking cosmic discovery: “Laniakea”! In a nutshell, we inhabit one tip of a sprawling neighborhood within the universe, a shockingly vast supercluster of galaxies dubbed Laniakea (Hawaiian for “immense heaven”). Astronomers from Israel, France and the University of Hawaii were probing the mysterious movements of our “local group” of galaxies (including…

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Did you know? C.S. Lewis wrote about infections!  Coronavirus is clearly a “bad infection.”  It’s proving difficult and often devastating to the hundreds of thousands who have been infected. It has turned everyday life upside down. We trust you’re taking steps to avoid catching it, or if you’ve caught it, we hope you’re beating it and will emerge healthy. C. S. Lewis’s book “Mere Christianity” speaks…

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From Dr. Tom Woodward: Good Friday recalls the agony of Jesus’ suffering, dying in our place on the cross. C. S. Lewis called this the payment for our sin-debt. Isaiah 53:6 says: “All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned every one to his own way; And the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” (KJV)  Did you know - the brilliant NET (New English Translation) has unlocked the full…

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Did you know? The wide world of apologetics can be summarized into a few short, animated videos created by the Reasonable Faith organization, led by Dr. William Lane Craig. Within these thirteen short videos, an array of God-evidence is explained, coming from morality, from Jesus’ resurrection, and from other important areas of Christian evidence. These videos are easy to share among friends and…

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From Dr. Tom Woodward: Many of us have had to undergo quarantine recently, including myself, as I returned early from Serbia in March. Did you know that “quarantine” is a dramatic picture that C. S. Lewis used in his first two science fiction novels? In “Perelandra” and “Out of the Silent Planet,”  Lewis pictured Earth as the planet that had to be divinely quarantined, lest the infection of sin,…

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From Dr. Tom Woodward: We've previously talked about C.S. Lewis' previous use of quarantine in his essays on outer space in his book on a "trip to Venus", "Perelandra."  Here's another, in "Religion and Rocketry" (the concluding piece in "The World's Last Night and Other Essays"): "I have wondered before now whether the vast astronomical distances may not be God's quarantine precautions. They prevent…

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From Dr. Tom Woodward: Did you know that we have just passed the “2/3rds-of-a-century” mark in celebrating the discovery of DNA? We celebrate this discovery with an annual "DNA Day", when 67 years ago, Dr. Francis Crick and Dr. James Watson discovered the double-helix structure of DNA and published their findings in the academic journal “Nature”! This was the great turning point that revolutionized…

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From Dr. Tom Woodward:   Did you know… DNA is now shredding the classroom dogma that chimps are our closest evolutionary cousins? In 1975, Berkeley biochemist Allan Wilson announced a “99% chimp-human DNA match,” but that was 45 years ago, and scientists who compare human and chimp DNA see holes in the story. Consider 3 facts: Fact One: Our 1% DNA difference from chimps has been vigorously questioned…

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From Dr. Tom Woodward:   Did you know that human DNA not only stores the blueprints for constructing thousands of proteins necessary for life, but that our 46 chromosomes are fitted together precisely for cross-talk? It is clear that their 3D arrangement sets up chemical conversations between sections of DNA in two chromosomes that are snuggled up next to each other. This adds another layer of information…

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From Dr. Tom Woodward: Did you know there are modern-day Gamaliels? Who is Gamaliel? He's the Jewish rabbi in Acts 5 who, though not a Christ-follower, urged Jewish leaders to control their rage at the apostles' teaching that Jesus, the crucified Messiah, was alive. Gamaliel said the disciples might be telling the truth, adding, "If this is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You may…

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