About Bob Seidensticker

Two Sizes Too Small: For What Social Errors Will History Condemn Us?


Everyone thinks they know something about the future, but this is a special kind of prediction. We look back on our history and cringe at some of our social errors like slavery. But what errors do we make for which our ancestors will criticize us? [Read more...]

I Watched John Hagee’s “Four Blood Moons” So You Don’t Have To

blood moons

A one-night-only showing of a movie is a good chance to check in again with one of our favorite preachers, John Hagee. [Read more...]

25 Stupid Arguments Christians Should Avoid (Part 8)

Stupid arguments make baby Jesus cry

Christians, do us and Christendom a favor and avoid these arguments (part 8). [Read more...]

Betting on Biblical Prophecy? Chances Are You’ll Lose.

Imagine a pile of 100,000,000,000,000,000 coins

An old but popular calculation argues in favor of the Jesus story. Let’s take a look. [Read more...]

Stupid Argument BINGO, Christian Edition

BINGO teeny

Here’s a handy BINGO card with your favorite stupid Christian arguments. Add a little fun to that next online discussion or Christian blog post! You’ll look forward to that Christian debate, lecture, or even sermon! (And be sure to shout out “BINGO!” when you get five in a row!) [Read more...]

10 Skeptical Principles for Evaluating the Bible (2 of 2)


This is the conclusion of a list of principles for evaluating the Bible. [Read more...]

Clueless John the Baptist

John the Baptist (Titian, 1542)

Throughout the gospels we read snippets about John the Baptist. Put them all together, and you have a confused portrait. (It’s almost like the gospels shouldn’t be categorized as history.) [Read more...]

10 Skeptical Principles for Evaluating the Bible

Where does this piece go?

We’ve recently critiqued a Christian approach to rules for evaluating the Bible. Here is my modest proposal for some better ones. [Read more...]

Debunking 10 Popular Christian Principles for Reading the Bible (3 of 3)

Looks worse up close

Let’s conclude our critique of 10 Christian principles to correctly evaluate the Bible. [Read more...]

Something Better than “In God We Trust”

Seal of the President of the United States

There is a nationwide movement to get “In God We Trust” displayed in public buildings. Here’s a better idea. [Read more...]