Beit Gamaliel

The House of Gamaliel: The confluence of knowledge and faith.

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Evolved Beyond Our Genes

Recently I have been involved in a course on human cognition. The human brain is almost unbelievably amazing. In short, the lobes of the brain work in concert to interpret physical, emotional, sensory, visual, auditory, and olfactory senses and respond or react, or block the signal based upon prior experience, or innate reflex. The brain does this in a blazing speed of 250 ms to 2500 ms. And, beyond the ability of a computer, the human brain has the capacity to sense, reflect, and respond to sensory input in a manner that computers are not capable.

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Turns Out God is a Little Jealous

I was in California a few years back and was listening to a special speaker at a men’s breakfast. The speaker was not some well-known evangelist. Just an accountant who turned to faith in God. His telling of his story was what interested me. He talked of his life before he came to faith as if he were just a robot–a pawn moving square to square on the chessboard of life, at the mercy of some benevolent or malicious force.

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Back to Babel: The Birth of Humanism

I teach a Biblical Worldview course for educators. We discuss at length the influence of humanism upon society and the education systems of the US. But I also see a generation of young people now struggling with their faith trying to reconcile truth and doctrine with their humanistic ideologies.

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Last of the Mohicans: The Death of the Great American Mascot

In a recent debate in central Florida, a Tampa area school board is wrestling with removing all native American mascots from its schools in response to the Native American Parent Advisory Council asked the district last year to change all of the mascots.

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