The Haliacmon river near the site of ancient Berea, Greece. Copyright Google Maps.

The Berean Archive is a public domain, excessively cited library of Christian evidence. It will focus on data showing God exists and that Christianity is true, as well as tackling competing claims.

Berea was a city in ancient Greece. In Acts chapter 17, the apostle Paul commended the Bereans for checking his citations of the Old Testament. Likewise this site aims to be particularly careful with facts and correct any errors in the face of new information.

Read more about the goals of this website.

Articles

In these early stages, articles are biased toward topics not covered in sufficient depth elsewhere online.

Biology

Organisms Appear Designed

Biologists and those in related fields usually agree organisms intuitively appear designed, even when they reject design in favor of evolution.

Abundant Functional DNA is Evidence of Design

Evidence suggests most mammal DNA is functional, and this is much more function than evolution can account for.

Junk Versus Functional DNA Predictions

Evolution proponents prediced most DNA in complex organisms would be junk, while intelligent design proponents predicted the opposite.

The C-Value Paradox

Because some organisms have much more DNA than others of similar complexity, it is often argued that most DNA in complex organisms must be junk, and thus they are not designed. This article argues otherwise.

HIV Evolution

HIV has evolved very little in terms of new functions, despite huge populations and strong natural selection. This suggests evolution is not a powerful, creative force.

Low-Effort Arguments in the Evolution Debate

An overview of simpler but commonly used arguments in evolution debates, often involving misuses of terminology or logical falacies.

History

Ancient Israel: Slavery, Servanthood, and Social Welfare

Hebrew uses the same word for "servant" and "slave" and even high-ranking officials were "slaves" to the king. Unlike other ancient cultures, Israel's strict regulations made it impossible to treat a servant/slave inhumanely.

Ancient Israel: Warfare and Conquest

Are the Old Testament military campaigns of Israel inconsistent with being led by a just and loving God?  This article makes the case for consistency and justness.