Richard G. Korthals

Lt. Col. Korthals retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1965 after a 25-year military career. He holds an M.S. degree in astronautical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He has been professor and head of the Astronautic Department at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is a lay member of the Commission on Theology and Church Relations for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, and is also a member of its Evangelism Commission. Since 1974 he has been Dean of Students at Concordia Teachers' College, River Forest, Illinois.

Religion in a Scientific World (Part 2)

PART 1 OF THIS series reviewed the shock that rocked the Christian world when scientific discovery began to challenge the Ptolemaic world view, which conceived of the universe as geocentric. The church had placed itself in an untenable position by officially prohibiting the teaching that the earth moved about the sun. . .

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Religion in a Scientific World (Part 1)

ON THE 6th of May, 1962, the Christian world was somewhat taken aback to hear the capsule-sized Communist cosmonaut, Gherman Stepanovich Titov, arrogantly inform a Sabbath news conference held at the Seattle World's Fair that "In my travels around the earth I saw no God or angels.". . .

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