Patterns of Evidence – Exodus

patternsUnfortunately I am unable to share this one for free, but if you are a student of the bible or a skeptic of the bible, this is a must purchase.

Patterns of Evidence – Exodus is without question, the most comprehensive, balanced documentary on the Exodus ever made, showing in great detail evidence for the Israelite presence in Egypt, the plagues, and the exodus.

Tim Mahoney takes us through his journey, and how he regained his faith in the biblical account.  During the 2 hours, he introduces us to many skeptical scientists, and even manages to get an interview with Benjamin Netanyahu (Prime Minister of Israel).  Mahoney shows why so many bible scholars and archaeologists have missed all this evidence and how it can easily be reconciled when taken as a whole.

Seriously though, if you can’t afford it, beg or borrow money to get this movie (don’t steal, that would be too ironic). This is vital information if you wish to share (or learn) about Christ in this modern skeptical era.

Moody Science Classics – sermons from science

This is the full collection of the “sermons from science” series that showed on US TV back in the 60-70s.  This is the stuff that made me love science, and my kids are always excited to watch them.  Even though the quality is bad, don’t let that fool you, the message is outstanding.

If you like science (or even if you don’t), these will bring you closer to our creator God, and maybe you will learn something at the same time :)
There are a lot of videos in the list, all are good, but my favourite is “Ultimate Adventure“.  My kids favourites are “Experience with an Eel” and the Ultimate Adventure.  They are all great though.

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made – When does life begin?

Anyone who has had children would know how amazing it is to see the development of a child.  But what is more amazing is all the processes that allowed that child to come into the world.  This lecture never ceases to amaze me, as he covers the controversial topic of abortion, by answering the not so simple questions “when does life begin?”.  After watching this video you will see we are truly fearfully and wonderfully made.

Short version (10 minutes):

Extended full version (1h)

Dr Timothy Jennings – The God Shaped Brain – Neuroplasticity, Epigenetics, and the Bible.

Outstanding series of videos on how the brain works, and how the bible was way ahead of science in many things that we are only learning today, including Neuroplasticity,  Epigenetics and many other areas of molecular brain function.  The first in the series is on a practical use of these techniques, and then further shows the science as to how it all happens.

Do Chimps have 98% similar DNA to humans?

You’ve seen it on a sign at just about every zoo exhibit “chimps share 98% of their DNA with humans”.   This info has been refuted for many years, and has just recently been shown to be way off the mark.  In fact the best science today is showing the genomes of Chimps and Humans to be more like 70% similar.

To get an idea, there is approximately 0.012% race accounted DNA difference between an African American and a Caucasian American and approximately 0.12% difference between you and me.  (makes race seem like a pretty insane point doesn’t it… perhaps why the colour of skin is never mentioned in the bible as a distinguishing feature – definitely not how we use it today anyway).

Anyway… without further ado… here is a video from a PhD working on DNA with a bunch of credentials longer than my arm basically saying what I said in Scientific jargon.  Very interesting.