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Magic in the Bible and Christian America!

phil vischer podcastOh my!! Phil Vischer’s newest podcast is mind blowing!!!  Wow! I’m telling you right now, it is worth watching!

The first topic Phil, Skye Jethani, and Christian Taylor tackle is magic in the Bible – and man do they nail it! In fact, I would say that if you only have 16 minutes, you need to watch the first 16 minutes of this podcast as they hit some GREAT points!

The remaining 27 minutes is spent talking about a recent New York Times article which suggest that  “‘Christian America’ is not just a modern idea, but a modern idea invented by corporate America!” The article was written by Kevin M. Kruse, a professor of history at Princeton, who recently released a book entitled “One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America” (which, BTW, I have not read.)

While this topic may be controversial among citizens of the United States, I also firmly believe that we need to know our history. Things are a lot more complicated and twisted then we tend to want to believe. In the podcast Phil, Skye and Christian do a great job at trying to make sense of the twists and turns of history while acknowledging how hard it is. The fact remains that each of us may draw different conclusions from history, which is fine as long as we know what happened and love/care for those who draw different conclusions. 🙂

How’s that for a teaser? Have fun watching the video.

Also, if the topic of “Christian America” is of interest to you – I would recommend reading Greg Boyd’s “The Myth of a Christian Nation How the Quest for Political Power Is Destroying the Church.”

What if the natural laws of science are not unchangeable?

One of the hallmarks of modern science is the assumption that the ways things work today is the way they have always worked.

In other words, E have always equaled mc2  even if we didn’t know until the last hundred years. Light, of course, has always traveled at 299,792,458 meters per second… and so and so on.

Yet, what if this is a false view of the world?

What if the natural laws of science are not unchangeable? What if the things that work today didn’t always work that way? And what if they were destine to change at some point the future? What if, and here’s the linchpin, the Bible gives us positive answers to these questions?

Now, do I have your attention? =P

Here’s the deal, I was reading a post by Skye Jethani today on this topic when something just clicked inside me. It made sense that perhaps, just perhaps, the natural laws of science were changed long ago and will one day be changed again…

Think about it this way: A crucial part of the Christian faith is an understanding that the world in which we live is not the same one created and called “good” by God the Father. Instead, while He created the heavens and the earth on which we live, the world has become damaged goods through the rebellion of humanity and our desire to run things our way.

Furthermore, Christianity also states that at some point in the future the world in which we live will be changed. The Age to Come will descent upon history and the world will be renewed with all sin, death, and evil purged from our lives and the elements that surround us. The resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth was a forbearer to this whole scale renewal of all of creation even as our changed lives today hint at the coming Age.

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