The topic of scientific prayer studies recently came up on Twitter. As an outcome of that exchange, I committed to responding to the failure of one particular prayer study to establish a link between prayer and healing. The study in question is discussed in an article titled “Power of prayer flunks an unusual test” where […]
Will there be deafness in heaven? What about cancer?
Chapter 8 of my book What on Earth do we Know About Heaven? (Baker, 2012) addresses the topic of the Deaf in heaven. In the chapter I point out that we need to distinguish between being deaf (an auditory deficiency) and being Deaf (a member of Deaf culture). Deafness in the latter sense is not […]
David Haitel’s testimony
The tradition of sharing one’s testimony, of telling what God has done in one’s life, is deeply rooted in the Protestant tradition. My own apologetic interest in testimonies is found in the presence of elements like documented healings and cases of synchronicity (or what are colloquially called “God moments” or “God winks; in my own published […]
The spectacular success of methodological naturalism … or scientism run amok?
In “When is a medical anomaly a miracle?” I recounted the case of Victoria, a young girl who suffered from the potentially fatal condition of aplastic anemia. Suddenly on the day before she was scheduled to undergo a bone marrow transplant she went into remission. Without offering a technical definition of miracle, I argued that her parents are […]
When is a medical anomaly a miracle?
The following discussion of miracles is excerpted from my book Faith Lacking Understanding: “We often speak loosely of miracles: I call it a miracle that my team made the playoffs or that your old jalopy is still running. However, the formal definition of miracle concerns God’s action in the world and encompasses such biblical events […]