Liberal Theology and Me, Before and After My Deconversion

1996-1999:  When I was an evangelical Christian theology freshman at a deeply conservative Evangelical Christian college, I learned about biblical scholarship that should have undermined my biblical literalism. But I studied it with a tightly closed mind. The Bible was absolutely true, any theologian, biblical scholar, historian, or archaeologist who said otherwise was simply wrong. [Read More...]

6 Basic Kinds Of Answer To The Question “Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?”

by Eric Steinhart Why is there something rather than nothing? This question includes God in its scope: if there is a God, then God is something, so we can always ask: why is there God rather than no God? This implies that the question cannot be answered by appealing to God. It can’t be answered [Read More...]

How Apologetic Goals Compromise Christian Apologists’ Historical Research

Appealing to insights of the great theologian Paul Tillich, Robert M. Price takes on the corruption of research when it has a defensive agenda. (Sadly, this video was taken down from YouTube) via Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Disambiguating Faith: Faith As A Form Of Rationalization Unique To Religion

Rod Dreher confronts psychological research which illustrates the pervasive role of rationalization in our thought processes, which leads us reflexively to seek out information that confirms preexisting beliefs rather than challenges them among other techniques for seeing only what we want to see.  Turning to the implications of the realities of rationalization for the religious [Read More...]


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