In Romans 8:19, Paul says it is the eager and intense expectation of all creation that the sons of God be revealed. All creation has a yearning more powerful than gravity for the unfolding of God's purpose and, in particular, "the manifestation of the sons of God." This is an important fact when understood.
Christians need to exercise stewardship and leadership in these areas, bringing Deuteronomy into the very animal shelter systems that we've corporately delegated the welfare of stray, abandoned, and orphaned animals to. The time to dwell approvingly on Oliver Cromwell's achievements is over: it's time to bring that same spirit to vigorous life and go much further than the Puritans did during their short tenure.
The rise of "post-normal science," with its politicization of science and corruption of scientific process, is part of a larger philosophical corruption sweeping the West in the last fifty years: postmodernism and its literary sidekick, deconstructionism-according to which language conveys not truth but only power. In both the humanities and the sciences, the Western world is in full flight from its Biblical worldview foundations, jettisoning the rationality necessary for scientific endeavor.
Within the context of the early twentieth-century conservative/liberal theological controversies, Van Til's ideas made him one of the most revolutionary thinkers in the fundamentalist camp. His presuppositional method challenged fundamentalists to be more Biblical in their orientation and to draw sharper distinctions between themselves and theological modernists. Van Til's was not a stance of moderation or compromise.
Shouldn't parents take as much care in planning for the birth as they do for the child's future education?