Brad Alles

Brad Alles is an Assistant Professor of Education at Concordia University Wisconsin. He graduated from Concordia University Nebraska with a Bachelor’s degree in education, and received his Master’s degree in Christian education from Concordia University Chicago.

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Was creation really in 6 days?

There are arguments for God’s existence such as the cosmological, teleological, and moral order arguments.  Simply stated, these arguments are: since everything has a beginning, who started it?  Since every design has a designer, who designed it?  And since every law has a law-giver, who gave the law?  We can know God exists from the [&hellip

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God=Universe?

Is God simply the universe, as pantheists believe? No, Genesis 1:1 clearly shows the difference between God and creation. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” This verse is known so well that we fail to recognize how radical it is! God is not part of the world, as in other religion’s [&hellip

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Who is the Law-Giver?

Before we look at the third argument for God’s existence, let’s review the first two.   Cosmology and teleology are important to remember. Everything has a beginning. Every design has a designer. God designed and created all things. All people can know that God exists. That’s why Romans 1:20 says the following: “For since the creation of [&hellip

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Who is the Designer?

Continuing to deal with the issue of God’s existence, we turn to another argument: teleology.  Teleology is the study of design and purpose. Every design has a designer. A car or laptop doesn’t just appear out of nowhere—they are conceived in the mind of a designer and constructed out of materials. So it is with [&hellip

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Who is the Beginner?

When it comes to worldviews, everyone has to start somewhere. Our worldview “map” needs to have a starting point, so assumptions have to be made. Christianity states that God exists, and that He reveals Himself through His creation and His Word. A legitimate question to ask would be, “How does one know that there is [&hellip

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Micro- and macro-evolution

Continuing with the concept that mutation is the key to evolution, in order to show that evolution is true, evidence is presented that reveals that mutations occur. For example, insects become resistant to certain pesticides. Since these bugs are bug-spray proof, this proves evolution. Not so fast—this is an example of micro-evolution, not macro-evolution. Remember [&hellip

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Is comic book mutation the key?

“Mutation—it is the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve from a single celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow and normally taking thousands and thousands of years. But every few hundred millennia, evolution leaps forward.” So says Professor Charles Xavier at the beginning of the [&hellip

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In the beginning, aliens.

If we contemplate the origin of life, we have to realize how it could have started without God, design or purpose.  Everything, from the astronomical bodies to the cells in our bodies,  is so orderly that it argues for God as the Great Designer.  Now some will argue that God didn’t create the world like the Bible [&hellip

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God’s design

I remember reading a Newsweek article years ago that was called, “Science finds God.”  The article stated that the order found in nature was a strong argument for God’s existence.  One quote stood out to me: “It turns out that if the constants of nature–unchanging numbers like the strength of gravity, the charge of an electron [&hellip

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The Big Bang and the 9/11 Attacks

According to the Big Bang Theory, there was an explosion billions of years ago that gave way to the universe working in clockwork precision. A question to ask regarding this big bang would be, “What about the Second Law of Thermodynamics?” Part of this law (not a theory!) states that things in our universe go [&hellip

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