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February 18, 2013
Response To an Angry Christian
A Catholic blogger claims to have distilled atheists’ arguments down to just two. And he’s...
February 11, 2013
Atheists: What Would It Take to Change Your Mind?
Listen up, atheists! What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. We’ve asked...
February 09, 2013
Christianity is Self-Defeating
The book of Exodus gives God’s demand that the Jews stick with their own kind...
January 28, 2013
A Deist Argument Is Inadequate
Consider some of the popular science-y Christian apologetics: the Cosmological, Teleological, and Design Arguments, for...
January 26, 2013
If anything is unchanging, God should be. But our picture of God (all powerful, omniscient,...
January 11, 2013
The Cross Examined Podcast!
I’m now podcasting this blog. If you prefer to listen to a podcast so you...
January 09, 2013
Rationalizing Away the “Canaanite Problem” (2 of 2)
Let’s conclude our look at Greg Koukl’s analysis of the Problem of Evil. We’re on...
January 07, 2013
Rationalizing Away the “Canaanite Problem”
A popular fundamentalist Christian wrestles with the Problem of Evil. He’s confident that he’s got...
January 04, 2013
Why Worry About a God That Isn’t There?
You don’t call yourself an a-unicornist. Or an a-Santaist. Why should people without a god...
December 07, 2012
Looking for Christmas Gifts? Give Something Thought Provoking This Year.
What do you get those hard-to-buy-for people on your Christmas list? Let me make a...
November 26, 2012
Street Preacher Cage Match, Part 2
Here’s the rest of my atheist street banner. And I’d like to get your opinions—what...
November 25, 2012
Street Preacher Cage Match
After reaching my limit with sign-carrying street preachers, I decided to get into the fight...
November 17, 2012
Imagine a Christianity Without Indoctrination
What would happen if we categorized Christianity as an adult activity? It would be like...
November 02, 2012
Believers are Products of their Environment
What fraction of Christians were not raised in a Christian environment? What fraction of Muslims...
October 15, 2012
Prayer Doesn’t Work as Advertised
Here’s an excerpt from my book where two characters discuss prayer. What does the Bible...
October 07, 2012
Getting off Mount Atheism
Here’s an interesting analogy that gives a new perspective on different worldviews and how we...
October 05, 2012
How Could an Atheist Convert to Christianity?
I’ve argued that well-informed atheists can’t be moved by intellectual arguments for religion. Let’s test...
October 03, 2012
“I Used to be an Atheist, Just Like You”
I can believe that you used to be an atheist. It’s the “just like you”...
September 17, 2012
The Atheist Prayer Experiment Begins
The 40-day atheist prayer experiment begins today. I'll kick this off with a critique of...
September 14, 2012
Finding Jesus Through Board Games
Let’s explore an interesting twist on a popular board game. The resulting game has the...
September 12, 2012
Failed Prophecy: Isaiah 53
Like our earlier analysis of Psalm 22, only by selecting individual phrases of Isaiah 53...
September 10, 2012
Should an Atheist Pray?
A worldwide experiment will start in a week in which atheists pray for God to...
August 31, 2012
Do We REALLY Trust in God?
Is it really true that “In God we trust”? With what do we trust him?...
August 27, 2012
Clueless John the Baptist
Throughout the gospels we read snippets about John the Baptist. Put them all together, and...
August 07, 2012
I'm Bob Seidensticker, the blogger behind Cross Examined, and I'd like to introduce myself to...
July 30, 2012
OK, Smart Guy—YOU Tell Us What Happened
I don’t find the Christian story compelling. That the gospel story is literally true is...
July 18, 2012
Project Reason Video Contest
Project Reason's annual video contest has six short, pithy videos. Here's my favorite.
July 16, 2012
Word of the Day: Atheist’s Wager
Pascal’s Wager is a popular apologetic. Let’s turn that on its head to see if...
July 02, 2012
Witch Hunts, Sex Scandals, and the Atheist Community
I’m a big fan of The Amazing Meeting. I’ve been to several of these skeptics...
June 21, 2012
God is Nonexistent
Can science say that anything doesn’t exist? Sure—unicorns, dragons, wizards. It doesn’t say this with...
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