Beauty as an Argument for Christianity

Creative Commons © 2017 Robert OsburnI never took a music appreciation course, but, with carols playing in our family room this Christmas Eve, something is very clear: Christmas music is beautiful.Where else in the pantheon of the world’s great religions and...

Why Care for Our Pale Blue Dot?

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Why the Resistance?

© 2014 Robert OsburnMy friend has been active in campus Christian apologetics for along time.  One of the brightest Christian students that he has known—on a campus renowned for very bright high achievers—is now actively pushing back against the...

Why Do Scientists Honor What Is Good, Seek Truth, and Love Beauty?

© 2014 Robert OsburnAfter 29 years working in academic environments (initially as a campus minister), I offer this verdict on most scientists, whether social or natural: By and large, they truly aspire to the good, true, and the beautiful.  That means that most...

“Nothing”

© 2014 Robert OsburnThe most recent edition of Intelligent Life asks the perennial big question: “Does life have a meaning?”  The story graphic features long-dead American actor Buster Keaton staring dead-faced at the pavement in front of him, lost in...