Jim Virkler

Tooth and Claw

By Jim Virkler / September 27, 2014

By: Jim Virkler; ©2008 Bible commentary on nature’s wonders inspires respectful awe for the grandeur and beauty of creation. Other passages pose problematic descriptions for a few readers. For example,…

Eden’s Gardener

By Jim Virkler / September 27, 2014

By: Jim Virkler; ©2008 Let’s reflect on the Garden of Eden into which Adam was placed. I have always been surprised at the brevity of the Bible account contrasted with…

Predatory Ecosystems

By Jim Virkler / September 27, 2014

By: Jim Virkler; ©2008 Attitudes about the death of living creatures are wide-ranging. My young earth friends are convinced that all death and bloodshed in the natural world is a…

Man’s Designer World

By Jim Virkler / September 27, 2014

By: Jim Virkler; ©2008 Our unusually strange recent weather has prompted me to speak further on the subject of weather disasters. In the last month, Earth has been convulsed by…

Why Would God…?

By Jim Virkler / September 26, 2014

By: Jim Virkler; ©2008 How many times have we heard friends ask “Why would God…?” I recently heard a very effective sermon on the situation of Old Testament character Job…

Death Benefits

By Jim Virkler / September 26, 2014

By: Jim Virkler; ©2008 It sounds strange to extol the benefits of death in any context. However, as we look back at earth history, we may see an entirely different…

Earth’s Sudden Life Enigma

By Jim Virkler / September 26, 2014

By: Jim Virkler; ©2008 Even the most naturalistic scientists would acknowledge the profound enigma of the origin of life on earth. We do not find evidence of the “warm little…

Perfection? or Purpose?

By Jim Virkler / September 26, 2014

By: Jim Virkler; ©2008 Many people are troubled by the pain and suffering caused by natural tragedies such as hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, and earthquakes. Some even ask how God could…

The Law of Entropy

By Jim Virkler / September 26, 2014

By: Jim Virkler; ©2008 At “God’s initial creative act,” as I used to describe The Big Bang to my astronomy students, the universe began in its state of highest order,…

God’s Voice Thunders

By Jim Virkler / September 26, 2014

By: Jim Virkler; ©2008 Outdoor commencement exercises are moving and memorable. In the mid-1960s the school district where I taught science held its eighth grade graduation program outdoors. Students were…