About Bob Seidensticker

What Does “God” Mean? The Answer Undercuts the Concept of the Trinity.

Aren’t we missing a fourth name? Father + Son + Holy Spirit = whom? Here’s why “The Trinity” doesn’t work. [Read more…]

“Colorless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously” as Reasonable as the Trinity

Muslims have it figured out: there is no god but Allah. That’s it. But it took centuries for Christians to cobble together the idea of the Trinity, picking it among many plausible alternatives. They admit that it’s not understandable. Let’s take a closer look at this contradictory doctrine. [Read more…]

13 More Puzzles

Here are some more puzzles. You think the last batch was easy? See how you do on these. [Read more…]

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Insights into Bible Miracles from Magician Uri Geller

Those who make paranormal claims have a lot to teach us about the Bible and its supernatural claims. The apologetics from both camps are surprisingly similar. [Read more…]

How Reliable Is a Bridge Built on Faith?

Faith (belief led by the heart rather than the mind) can be comforting, but is it a reliable guide to the truth? [Read more…]

My Post on Faith Appears on Patheos Public Square

Patheos hosts conversations every month on a broad range of topics, and I was pleased to have been asked to submit something for this month’s topic, “Is Faith Rational, Irrational, or Arational?” [Read more…]

Faith, the Other F-Word

What does “faith” mean? Is it, like this sign says, a belief that ignores facts? And are there better definitions? [Read more…]

William Lane Craig Doesn’t Believe in Objective Moral Values

William Lane Craig has linked the existence of God to the existence of objective moral values. He’s also given us a definition for those values, but is that definition objectively true? Let’s put it to the test. [Read more…]

Is This Letter a Powerful Defense of Reason? Or Christian Hypocrisy?

Some Christians argue both sides of the reason issue. Is reason God’s greatest gift … or (as Martin Luther argued) is it Satan’s tool to deceive us? Here is the thinking from an experience pastor. [Read more…]

Counterintuitive Puzzles that Should Be Easy

Our brains are surprisingly imperfect, and a certain category of puzzles highlights that imperfection. They’re quick and easy—or so they seem. See how you do. [Read more…]

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