When My Rules Trump Yours

Students (taken on a Pangea site visit to Tanzania in 2007)

I’ve had a little experience with nonprofits that fund projects in the developing world. Here are a couple of the culture clashes we’ve had and how they parallel clashes between the Christian church and reality. [Read more...]

Street Preacher Cage Match

Atheist sign 2

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

25 Stupid Arguments Christians Should Avoid (Part 10)


Christians, do us and Christendom a favor and avoid these arguments (part 10). [Read more...]

Video From 5/20/15 Debate at WWU

Debate: Bob at the lectern, with my partner Valerie Tarico on the left. Our opponents from Seattle University are on the right.

Here’s the video from the recent debate, “Does God Exist?” [Read more...]

Debate Results!

I participated in a two-against-two debate last night. My partner was Valerie Tarico (Seattle blogger and author), and our opponents were two Catholic professors. [Read more...]

Upcoming Debate: Does God Exist?


I will soon participate in a tag-team debate on the question, “Does God Exist?” If you’re in the Seattle area on May 20, consider watching the fireworks. [Read more...]

How Do Science and Religion Overlap? NOMA Imagines Not at All.

Rocks of Ages

Stephen Jay Gould proposed the idea of Non-Overlapping Magisteria to calm the warring camps of Science and Religion. Well … it was a nice try. [Read more...]

Christian Cowardice and the Suicide Tactic


Variants of the “Suicide Tactic” are popular within the apologetics community. There’s useful advice there, but see it in action and you’ll detect some cowardice underneath. [Read more...]

How Do You Decide What to Believe?

How to cross the ditch?

We come across claims all the time, some reasonable and some farfetched. An influential Enlightenment philosopher has a useful metaphor for deciding what to believe. [Read more...]

Correcting Misinformation While Minimizing the Backfire Effect


The Backfire Effect causes someone to double down on their position when attacked. Here are ways to correct the misinformation without triggering the Backfire Effect. [Read more...]