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Jim Virkler draws from science to teach us more about God and how the world around us reveals Him.

Earth’s Dynamic Annual Weather

By Jim Virkler / March 31, 2021

Contemporary websites report a surfeit of detailed information about Earth’s seasonal weather. For residents in middle latitudes, winter inspires some of their most vivid recollections of memorable weather in personal…

Followers of Science

By Jim Virkler / March 20, 2021

 Humans have been discussing science—its meaning, its truth, its application to our lives, and how we have benefited from it for thousands of years. This statement justifiably generates some discussion.…

Follow the Science

By Jim Virkler / March 4, 2021

 One prominent catch phrase of the day is “Follow the Science.” The entreaty appears to be a positive exhortation to embrace the most beneficial solutions for modern society’s problems, numerous…

Earth’s Dynamic Annual Weather

By Jim Virkler / March 1, 2021

 Contemporary websites report a surfeit of detailed information about Earth’s seasonal weather. For residents in middle latitudes, winter inspires some of their most vivid recollections of memorable weather in personal…

Ongoing Creation

By Jim Virkler / February 19, 2021

 The termCreationpossesses many definitions and meanings. The first book of the Bible (Genesis 1:1) refers to the most significant theological meaning of creation. The famous first verse of scripture refers…

Leftovers of the Initial Creation Event

By Jim Virkler / February 5, 2021

 With a nod to the spectacular, we recently posted accounts of the ‘great planetary conjunction’ of Jupiter and Saturn, a spectacular rare total solar eclipse, a beautiful comet visitor, and…

Observable Sky Wonders

By Jim Virkler / January 23, 2021

 In past weeks we highlighted an unusual Great Conjunction of gas-giant planets Jupiter and Saturn, a visual treat in our dark evening skies. Reactions to this event ranged along a…

Lessons from the Great Conjunction

By Jim Virkler / January 10, 2021

At present most readers are familiar with the Great Conjunction of December 21, 2021. It was a rare astronomical treat, not to be repeated for many years. Only twice before…

Signs in the Sky

By Jim Virkler / December 28, 2020

Worldwide excitement was high on December 21, 2020 as a special event in the evening sky unfolded. We were disappointed but not surprised that a normal weather condition—cloudiness—obscured personal observation…

Star of Wonder 2020?

By Jim Virkler / December 17, 2020

 “We Three Kings” is a popular Christmas carol composed in 1857 by John H. Hopkins for a New York City Christmas pageant. The Bible in Matthew 2:1-12 refers to the…

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