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Video: Are the Gospels Eyewitness Accounts?

Are the Gospels Eyewitness Accounts?

They tell us that the gospels were written by eyewitnesses, or at least that they are eyewitness testimony. But how do we know that? This video approach to the question shows that the evidence is pretty flimsy. [Read more...]

War on Christmas?

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” by Dr. Seuss (1957)

Is the zombie atheist army conducting a War on Christmas? Are atheists unlawfully curtailing the rightful place of Christian displays in public places? Or are we seeing the opposite—Christian displays imposed on the state-supported public square in violation of the Constitution? [Read more...]

Jesus a Legend: A Dozen Reasons (Part 2)

Wizard of Oz

Is the Jesus story a legend? Christians don’t think so. Here are some reasons they give for rejecting the legend hypothesis, with rebuttals. (Part 2 of 2) [Read more...]

Jesus a Legend: A Dozen Reasons

Griffon

Is the Jesus story a legend? Christians don’t think so. Here are some reasons they give for rejecting the legend hypothesis, with rebuttals. [Read more...]

C.S. Lewis Gets it Wrong: Liar, Lunatic, Lord … or Legend?

“The Unicorn in Captivity” (c. 1500), the Unicorn Tapestry collection, The Cloisters

C.S. Lewis is rightly famous for his impact on Christian apologetics. With this argument, however, he misses the elephant in the room. [Read more...]

Final Thoughts on the Atheist Prayer Experiment

Ever wonder why you got no results from prayer? You weren’t doing it right!

The Experiment is over. I did have some curious experiences. Decide for yourself if they were coincidences or the voice of God. [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...]

Gospels vs. the Perfect Miracle Claim

Tinker Bell

We can argue back and forth for hours about the quality of the evidence in the gospels, but to understand the evidence, let’s simplify. Drop the problematic aspects of the gospel story and ask yourself if this makes it more credible … or less. [Read more...]

Christianity 2.0: Secular Christianity

A software upgrade—Microsoft Windows 3.1

How might Christianity evolve to become a better global citizen? I propose the idea of secular Christianity. [Read more...]

Josephus: A Reliable Source?

Illuminated Latin manuscript of “Antiquities of the Jews” by Josephus, 1466 (subset)

Josephus was a Jewish historian whose first-century writings mention Jesus. Christian apologists eagerly point to two references in particular as extra-biblical evidence of the miraculous works of Jesus. We’ll investigate them both to see if they hold up. [Read more...]


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