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Street Preacher Cage Match

Banner that I use when “street preaching”

After reaching my limit with sign-carrying street preachers, I decided to get into the fight myself. [Read more...]

Imagine a Christianity Without Indoctrination

Promotional poster for the movie “Jesus Camp” (2006)

What would happen if we categorized Christianity as an adult activity? It would be like smoking, drinking, voting, driving, sex, and so on—things that you must be mature enough to handle wisely. This adults-only Christianity would die out within a few generations. What does that say about the truth of Christianity? [Read more...]

Believers are Products of their Environment

Muslims circle the Kaaba (“Cube”) in Mecca

What fraction of Christians were not raised in a Christian environment? What fraction of Muslims were not raised in a Muslim environment? What does it say about the validity of religious claims that people typically take on the religion of their culture? [Read more...]

Prayer Doesn’t Work as Advertised

“Praying Hands” by Albrecht Dürer (1508)

Here’s an excerpt from my book where two characters discuss prayer. What does the Bible claim about prayer? Does it deliver on those claims? Is prayer redundant if God already knows everything? How do we explain unanswered prayer? [Read more...]

Getting off Mount Atheism

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Here’s an interesting analogy that gives a new perspective on different worldviews and how we move from one to another, trying to find the one that explains reality best. [Read more...]

How Could an Atheist Convert to Christianity?

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I’ve argued that well-informed atheists can’t be moved by intellectual arguments for religion. Let’s test that by examining three high-profile ex-atheists. What made them convert, and what does that say about my hypothesis? [Read more...]

“I Used to be an Atheist, Just Like You”

A gravity potential. Once you fall in, it’s hard to get out.

I can believe that you used to be an atheist. It’s the “just like you” part that I’m having a problem with. If you’d been just like me, you wouldn’t make apologetic arguments to which I have an easy rebuttal. [Read more...]

The Atheist Prayer Experiment Begins

“The Last Prayer” by Samuel Hirszenberg (1897)

The 40-day atheist prayer experiment begins today. I’ll kick this off with a critique of the article behind the project, “Praying to Stop Being an Atheist.” [Read more...]

Finding Jesus Through Board Games

Monopoly? Well, not quite.

Let’s explore an interesting twist on a popular board game. The resulting game has the motivation of the game completely disconnected with the actions within the game, so it looks like it won’t sell too well. But this broken game parallels Christianity very closely. [Read more...]

Failed Prophecy: Isaiah 53

This sad vehicle isn’t going anywhere

Like our earlier analysis of Psalm 22, only by selecting individual phrases of Isaiah 53 out of context can we imagine that we have a prophecy. Honestly examine the entire chapter, and the “prophecy” vanishes. [Read more...]


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