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Genesis 8-9 The Flood Subsides & God’s Covenant with Noah

Genesis 8-9 The Flood Subsides & God’s Covenant with Noah

May 25, 2019

Dan reads from Genesis 8 & 9 in the New American Standard Bible. 

Dan reads Genesis 6 & 7 from the NASB.

Dan reads Genesis 6 & 7 from the NASB.

May 25, 2019

Dan reads Genesis 6 & 7 from the New American Standard Bible. 

Job Chapters 39-41 on Behemoth & Leviathan

Job Chapters 39-41 on Behemoth & Leviathan

May 24, 2019

Dan reads aloud from the Book of Job chapters 39 through 41 from the New American Standard Bible. 

Cylinder Two by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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Image credit:  https://reasonabletheology.org/

Job Chapter 38 ~ God’s First Response to Job’s Suffering

Job Chapter 38 ~ God’s First Response to Job’s Suffering

May 24, 2019

This Podcast is a Scripture reading by Dan from Job 38 in the Old Testament. 

Music: Cylinder Two by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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The Heavens are Full of Surprises! Ultima Thule and Beyond!

The Heavens are Full of Surprises! Ultima Thule and Beyond!

April 22, 2019

Earlier this year, the New Horizons Probe which unveiled the splendors of Pluto for the first time also found another enigmatic wonder astronomers have called Ultima Thule. What in the wide world of the heavens is this thing? What does it tell us about the solar system? Why all the fascination with it? Come along with Wayne and Dan as they explore this new discovery and what it can tell us about the nature of our solar system and the One who created it all. 

Image credit: NASA/New Horizons 

Creation, J.R.R. Tolkien, & Middle-earth with Dr. Holly Ordway

Creation, J.R.R. Tolkien, & Middle-earth with Dr. Holly Ordway

March 30, 2019

Join Dan on this episode of Good Heavens! for a fascinating chat with J.R.R. Tolkien scholar, professor of English and Christian apologist Dr. Holly Ordway on creation as seen through the mind and imagination of Tolkien. Holly helps us to see how Tolkien's vision of what Christ has created can help us see and appreciate the heavens and the earth afresh. 

You can find out more about Holly's work on her own personal website.

Good Heavens! It’s Pluto!

Good Heavens! It’s Pluto!

February 24, 2019

Join Wayne and Dan as they explore all the wonderful mystery behind what was formerly once known as our ninth planet. What is Pluto? Where is it? Why all the excitement? Why is it not a planet anymore? Come be encouraged and delight two old guys trying to figure out how should we think "Christianly" about the wonder of the dwarf planet with a big heart!

 

Dan also butchered pronouncing names as usual, including Ultima Thule. 

Dava Sobel's book. (SO-bel, not So-BEL, as Dan mispronounced her last name!). 

The Pluto Files 

Image credit NASA/New Horizons

Good Heavens! Wayne is Back and Gives Fine Tuning a Whirl!

Good Heavens! Wayne is Back and Gives Fine Tuning a Whirl!

February 9, 2019

Wayne is back and gives us some of his insights into fine tuning! This is part five of our series on fine tuning. Is fine tuning dependent on the Big Bang? Do you have to believe in the Big Bang to accept fine tuning? Tune in and find out what Wayne has to share! 

Science and the Mind of the Maker - an Interview with Melissa Cain Travis!

Science and the Mind of the Maker - an Interview with Melissa Cain Travis!

January 29, 2019

Dan has the distinct pleasure of viewing author Melissa Cain Travis about her new book, Science and the Mind of the Maker. We talk about the universe, mathematics, Johannes Kepler and even Donald Duck! A delightful conversation about why the universe has "deep intelligibility" - Good heavens you can't miss this episode! 

The Eucatastrophe of Fine Tuning (#4)

The Eucatastrophe of Fine Tuning (#4)

January 29, 2019

J.R.R. Tolkien, Job, and the Man of Sorrows. 

What must it have been like for the Creator of the universe to be "despised and rejected" by His own creation? What was God's response to Job's suffering and complaint? Why would Jesus bother fine tuning a planet for life that would eventually put Him to death? 

Come and see the "eucatastrophe" of fine tuning on this episode of Good Heavens!