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     Welcome! I'm the very proud wife of a USAF air traffic controller, homeschooling mother of four, and Christian apologist.  I’m here for two reasons: 1. because logic works and 2. because Christ saves.  If you only read one thing, please read the Bible, all of it if you can.  It contains the good and true news about Christ's life, death, and resurrection--all done to free sinners from the guilt and power of sin.  The Bible is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, literally God-breathed (Hebrews 4:12; 2 Timothy 3:16).  I do hope any resources on this little site will just spur you on to open the Bible for yourself and humbly seek God there.

     Most of the writings that can be found here were written for one reason: growing up, I was deeply concerned about my own bias. Believe it or not, I still belong to the same religion, denomination, and sect of that denomination that I was “born into” via my pastor Dad.  Talk about scary.  Isn’t that what most people do—accept the belief system of their parents?  Well, I felt an intense need to get to the bottom and play devil’s advocate with myself.  I did this for years, as systematically as I was able.  You can read more about this in the preface of my little booklet below. 

     Long story shorter, I didn’t understand what it was to place my faith in Christ until long after I’d reached my intellectual conclusion—that the Bible is authentic revelation from the God of our world.  So, I hope to be clear that intellectual assent is worth very little on its own.  My dad's tract "What is the Gospel" helps to answer what else is needed.  Still, for ruling out the possibility of bias on my own part, putting pen to paper was useful for me.  And perhaps someone else is on the same road, so I will leave these things here for them.   


Kindest Regards, 

S.P. Clifton


Your central goal--providing readers with tools to help them evaluate worldviews--is excellent...Your writing is clear, straightforward, and succinct; you have a gift for laying out complex information logically. The crime scene comparisons help make a potentially abstract concept much more understandable for concrete thinkers. The content [of your booklet] is helpful and much-needed in today’s culture.

-The Writer's Edge 

I found your summaries hit a real sweet spot with me as they are wonderfully concise without being simplistic…You have a wonderful way of cutting right to the chase. You take some complicated issues and make them plain. God has blessed you with a wonderful gift and I, for one, am so glad you are using it to honour him.
-Dawn K.


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Though atheistic principles are not codified in a manner typical of a theistic religion, atheists are almost unanimous in elevating science as the ultimate authority...Read more

If you are unable to accurately identify what a fact is in the context of an investigation (any investigation), you will have no objective basis for evaluating the reliability/explanatory power of any truth claims or theories...Read more

Conventional thought ascribes the origin of the theory of evolution to a neutral and objective examination of the evidence, but Darwin’s writings and correspondences make it clear that he was driven by a desire to distance God from the suffering, waste, and (what he perceived to be) gross repetition in the natural world...Read More

The most common worldview approaches--perhaps unexpectedly--betray a desire to avoid the truth and instead arrive at an explanation of one's own choosing.

Has science rendered religion obsolete or are scientists merely attempting to usurp the critical role that religion plays in a worldview investigation?

Too often, valuable debate time is wasted arguing peripheral issues when the argument is core-oriented in nature and can only be tackled as such.  This list of prerequisites identifies several fundamental areas of disagreement and is progressive (each point building upon the previous), helping debaters identify which areas of disagreement should be tackled first.

A systematic breakdown of the general categories of observable evidence in the larger cosmos and within our world. This document can be used as a companion reference for the booklet, How We Can Know Who Truly Knows: Guidelines for Worldview Evaluation.

Christians are often told that the Bible and its accompanying claims do not qualify as "real evidence." This brief article exposes the misconceptions behind this argument.

A Vimeo slideshow of an older version of Part One of my booklet, How We Can Know Who Truly Knows. Although much of the content of Part One has since changed, this may be a helpful introduction to worldview and worldview evaluation.

written by my father, Bill Cain, pastor of Sovereign Grace Church in Valparaiso, FL.

A Call for Christians to Earnestly Reevaluate Pro-Vax Claims

A list of movies and TV series that are free of sensuality and immodesty.

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