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Weak Analogies Don’t Prove God

don't use weak analogies for Jesus belief

How do you describe the relationship between you and Jesus? It’s similar to an ordinary person-to-person relationship … or so goes the popular analogy. Think about it for a moment, however, and this analogy falls apart. [Read more...]

Lawyer Thinking, Revisited

Lawyer thinking vs. scientist thinking in apologetics

A podcaster has pushed back against my recent “Scientist Thinking vs. Lawyer Thinking” post. Let’s give him a hearing and see what that does to my argument. [Read more...]

Exponentially Increasing Claims and Christianity

claims for God are implausible

“God exists” is an easy claim to make, but how likely is it? Consider a series of increasingly unlikely categories of claims to see where the Christian claim fits in. [Read more...]

Jesus and Santa

If you're determined to believe myths like Santa (or Jesus), it's not too hard to delude yourself

Imagine two kids arguing about Santa. Defending Santa’s existence may be easier than you imagine. Indeed, rationalization can defend just about any belief, including belief in Jesus. [Read more...]

Christianity Infantilizes Adults

It's one thing for children to throw coins in a wishing well, but shouldn't adults know better?

Christians often reshape their view of life’s events to fit and bolster their Christian worldview, but give it a little thought. The simple Christian explanation of God’s hand at work often leads to a bizarre conclusion. [Read more...]

What Did Paul Know About Jesus? Not Much.

Apostle Paul in primitive style

Sift through Paul’s writings, and you get very little of the biography of Jesus. What does this say about how the Jesus story grew over time? [Read more...]

And God is not Good, Either

Church sign - God tortures

The world lost an eloquent voice with Christopher Hitchens’ death one year ago. Inspired by his book “God is Not Great,” I’d like to continue with that thought: “And God is not good, either.” Let’s take a look at the slavery, genocide, and general barbarity the all-loving Creator of the universe apparently approves of. [Read more...]

Scientist Thinking vs. Lawyer Thinking

Lawyer

Consider two kinds of thinking. Each has its place, but we fool ourselves when we use one but pretend that we’re using another. [Read more...]

Christmas Time! Time to Investigate the Virgin Birth “Prophecy.”

An atheist considers a stained-glass manger scene

Matthew grounds his virgin birth story as the fulfillment of a prophecy from the Old Testament book of Isaiah. Let’s take a look at what that chapter is actually talking about to see if Matthew’s claim holds up. [Read more...]

Looking for Christmas Gifts? Give Something Thought Provoking This Year.

Cross Examined by Bob Seidensticker

What do you get those hard-to-buy-for people on your Christmas list? Let me make a shameless suggestion: buy them my book! It’s a novel about the Christian/atheist debate that wrestles with the most popular apologetic arguments that are current in society today. [Read more...]


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