Looking for Gold

A while back my kids decided that they wanted to collect a coin from every country on the planet.  It seemed like a fun activity, especially because we could learn a little geography together.  We headed off to the local coin shop and each kid would pay a quarter to pick a world coin from a bucket.  We’d go home, figure out where the coin was from and put a little star on our map.  But after a few trips I realized that this would end up requiring a lot of time and money if we were actually g...
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Where Are You God?

By Lorianne B. I anxiously awaited a graduation trip that consisted of over 4,000 miles of traveling to the east coast and back by bus. I imagined making friends the minute we hit the road and built up the idea in my mind that others would be in my same position (not previously knowing anyone traveling). Within the first ten seconds, I found that I had never been so wrong. Everyone was already acquainted and quickly found a seat next to his or her close friends. I glanced between the itinerar...
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How Did God Save My Life?

By Shaun N. When I was 17 I learned through my own experiences that God is always there and that he loves us. At that point in my life I was a star basketball player on one of the best teams in the state. I was popular. I didn’t need any help. I didn’t need to rely on anyone, not even the Lord. I felt like I was on top of the world. Yet, I felt that there was something missing within my life. I had no clue what it was. I was unsure if God even knew who I was. I did not even feel like I knew w...
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Bayes’ Theorem and Faith

By Brigham I'll do my best to minimize the nerdiness of this post, but I make no guarantees. Something that always puzzled me was how two rational, intelligent people could take the same information and come to opposite conclusions. Two physicists observe a universe governed by an elegant set of rules, with parameters apparently minutely tuned to allow life to develop, and one sees a Creator and the other sees  a coincidence. Is one interpreting the data wrong? Is one being fooled by wishf...
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