Christianity Needs Promotion, Like Soft Drinks

T-shirt with “I’m a Pepper” slogan

Would you spend unpaid time helping a soda company increase its market share? If not, why do it for a religion? [Read more...]

Bible Interpretation Works Like the Paul-is-Dead Rumor

Beatles’ controversial 1969 Abbey Road album

Have you heard of the clues in the Abbey Road album about Paul McCartney being dead? They weren’t put there by the Beatles themselves; they were invented by imaginative fans. What ideas were similarly invented (or ignored) by eager fans of the Bible? [Read more...]

An Inept Attempt to Dismiss the Problem of Evil

Pale rider small

Christian apologist Greg Koukl tries to turn the tables on the atheist who proposes the Problem of Evil, but his argument collapses. [Read more...]

Armageddon Within Our Lifetime? (2 of 2)

U.S. 1.85 megaton nuclear weapon test, Enewetak Atoll, 1956

Are conditions really deteriorating, with signs of the apocalypse visible to those wise enough to understand? Or do people’s natural instincts to overestimate fears (and many leaders’ instincts to fan these flames) cause them to imagine an imminent Armageddon though conditions are actually improving? [Read more...]

Armageddon Within Our Lifetime?

Book #11 in the bestselling "Left Behind" series

What fraction of Americans believe that we’re nearing the end? Perhaps a lot more than you think. Let’s consider their reasons for seeing Armageddon around the corner. [Read more...]

A God-Created World Would Look Like a ’60s Family Sitcom

There are no big problems in a “Leave It to Beaver” world

Christians must defend the messed-up world that God gave us, and sometimes they push back and demand to know what the atheist thinks would be better. I’m glad they asked, because I know what a God-created world would look like. [Read more...]

The Leaky Noah’s Ark Tale (2 of 2)

Enoch rises into heaven (subset of 1728 illustration)

Some concluding thoughts about the Noah story: the original protagonist (it wasn’t Noah), a critique of God’s omniscience, what the rainbow really means, and the real reason why God launched the flood. [Read more...]

The Leaky Noah’s Ark Tale

Noah action figure (drowning people sold separately)

Put aside your skepticism and take the Noah’s flood story seriously, as most Americans do. How well does it hold up? [Read more...]

Seven Billion People and Counting

The odometer rolls over

The Quiverfull movement, popular among some Christian groups, urges Christians to “let God decide” how many children they will have. In the 21st century, we have this kind of childish thinking? [Read more...]

Illogic of the Garden of Eden Story (2 of 2)


Let’s wrap up our look at the Garden of Eden story by looking at the internal consistency of the story. Do the implications of the story fit with both reality and the rest of Christianity? [Read more...]