There are many ways that scholars and theologians have argued for the existence of God, but when we examine the world around us, perhaps the most conclusive argument grows from the reality of the intricacy of our universe. The argument we are about to study should give you sure footing in your faith. It should remind you that your faith is not built on emotion or blind commitment, but on the sure footing of reason and evidence. When we love God with all our minds, we honor and worship Him. Our faith is not an empty hope. It is...
Although the etimology of the word risk is not certain, two possible sources are truly
revealing: riscus and rizq. The mediaeval Latin word riscus signifies a reef or a rock
sheer from the sea, evoking a sense of danger for the ships. The Arabic rizq can instead
be interpreted as: all that comes from God, the bare essentials, from which an advantage
can be taken. These two different meanings reflect the essential aspects of
risks. They express the danger of suffering a loss as a consequence of adverse events
but they could also relate to the acquisition of some kind of gain....
IN the year 1883 a legacy of eighty thousand dollars was left to the President and Fellows of Yale College in
the city of New Haven, to be held in trust, as a gift from her children, in memory of their beloved and honored
mother, Mrs. Hepsa Ely Silliman.
On this foundation Yale College was requested and directed to establish an annual course of lectures designed
to illustrate the presence and providence, the wisdom and goodness of God, as manifested in the natural and
moral world. These were to be designated as the Mrs. Hepsa Ely Silliman Memorial Lectures. It was the belief
of the testator...