| Download Audio | Download Notesheet | For over 500 years, the church has been in conflict of some kind with scientific minded people. Why is that? What’s the solution? In this message, I deal with the apparent conflict between science and the Bible, cover some ground in the Creation vs. Evolution debate, and discuss […]
In light of our current discussion in the WHY campaign, I’m posting here links to a couple articles I have written here. I hope they are informative and helpful. Science v. Religion Angels Demons and the Scientific Method
Rob over at Casual Musings wrote [this article] about whether Christians should be overly concerned with how we appear to the world. Specifically, he reflects on the statements of Paul in 1 Corinthians that the wisdom of God is foolishness to unbelievers. Since I posted a rather lengthy comment, there, I thought I’d put it here too…
My church office received an email today that called me out for what was printed in the local newspaper reporting on my involvement in the City Council meeting last Monday. A woman named Kathy wrote this: Dear Pastor Mikels, Reading the newspaper Tuesday morning, I felt quite sad to read about your objections to our community protecting […]
The views expressed in this video are not my own, but the scientific research is fascinating nonetheless. The video is not explicit, but it is not appropriate for children unless you use it as a teaching tool. As a pastor, I hear the stories all the time. One more guy is hooked on Internet […]
I got a very interesting question on a Connect Card this past Sunday, and I’d like to interact with it here on my site. Here’s what it said: With all of the prayers God hears every day – how does he hear yours? What makes me as important as everyone else in the world that […]
This is part of a series of posts aimed at supporting and encouraging the volunteers of Lafayette Community Church. Sunday Review Before I report on this last Sunday, I need to apologize for not putting out a report for the previous week. I have no excuse other than I let myself get too busy with […]
For the past few weeks, I have been thinking a lot about how to be a better leader, how to do a better job of organizing and inspiring people around a common vision with healthy relationships, and one conclusion kept coming back to me. I need to do a better job of communicating what is […]
For a few weeks now, I have been teaching in my church on the topic of belief and doubt, so I have been on a personal journey to understand the mind of the atheist so I can better understand the mind of the serious person who cannot cross the line of faith and possibly understand […]
What’s the issue? The question of Biblical “inerrancy” has been raised a number of times particularly in the past 50 years or so. Before answering this question, I think it’s important to simply highlight what the real issue is.
I just read the transcript for President Bush’s State of the Union Address before Congress and I must say that I was rather impressed. I have never known the man to deliver a riveting speech, but the text of this address is profound nonetheless. He of course reports on the various successes that his programs […]
In light of my recent message on science and the Bible and how they relate, some friends pointed me to Answers in Genesis, a website that attempts to explain and defend the position that God created the earth in 6 literal 24 hour days no more than 10,000 years ago. I’ve long desired to see […]
NOTE: These questions were emailed to me and I thought they were worth posting here! These come from David Hynes, a deep-thinking guy who’s been coming to our church since our Grand Opening. Hey Jeff! I didn’t see how to post comments on your blog, so I decided to email instead. I’ll go back and […]
Here’s another video clip that can hopefully provoke some discussion about the relationship between faith and science and whether or not religion is the product of evolutionary processes. Watch it if you can and tell me what you think!
For 6 weeks, we will be exploring the six biggest questions in life. Why am I here? Why should I believe in God? Why should I trust the Bible? Why is the world so messed up? Why is there such conflict between Science and the Bible? Why Jesus? It’s going to be a powerful program […]