September / October 1994 Edition
This and the next edition of The Real Issue are devoted to the theme of faith and science. Your comments, suggestions, and requests concerning The Real Issue may be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contents, September/October 1994:
- Special Edition: Faith and Science
- Rich McGee, 12 year staff member of Christian Leadership Ministries, guest edits this edition of the Real Issue. In this introductory article, he explains his purpose is twofold: 1) provide helpful information on the complex interface between faith and science and 2) motivate readers to develop their own evangelistic lectures from their fields.
- Is God Constitutional? (Part 1)
- Dr. Phillip E. Johnson, professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley and author of the book Darwin on Trial, brings his acute legal mind to the many issues surrounding Darwinism. He exposes the deeply philosophical bias for faith in evolution held by the theory's advocates.
- The Battle of Ideas
- Mike Duggins, Associate Director of Christian Leadership Ministries, asks, "How many lives do your ideas touch each year?" He encourages readers to expand their influence on the campus. He gives specific suggestions to increase opportunities to exert positive influence for Jesus Christ.
- Scientific Evidence for the Existence of God
- Dr. Walter Bradley, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, challenges students and faculty to consider the overwhelming evidence from modern science for the existence of God. Dr. Bradley asks, "What does a study of the character of the universe suggest: an intelligent creator, or a universe which is in some sense self-caused?" He considers three areas: 1) evidence for design in the universe; 2) the origin of the universe; and 3) the origin of life.
- The Creation-date Controversy
- Dr. Hugh Ross earned his Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Toronto and researched galaxies and quasars at the California Institute of Technology. He discusses the question, "Does the Genesis creation account force a wedge between faith and science?" Millions of devoted Christians find themselves painfully torn in the controversy surrounding the age of the earth. While most scientists affirm an "old universe" theory, many Christian leaders favor a "young universe" interpretation. Dr. Ross addresses both sides of this divisive issue and proposes a council to deliberate this issue and produce a document similar to the first Council in Jerusalem (Acts 15).