The Leaky Noah’s Ark Tale (2 of 2)

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

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 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…]

Illogic of the Garden of Eden Story

Far more Americans take the Garden of Eden story as history than you might imagine. Given that, let’s critique the story. Does it hold up? Where did it come from? [Read more…]

Tribulations of Leaving Religion

You can leave a company with two weeks’ notice. You can leave a club by not paying dues. But leaving Christianity often brings consequences. How will your fellow parishioners interpret your departure, and how will they respond? [Read more…]

Bible Reading in Schools: Illegal for 50 Years

Bible reading in public schools was declared illegal 50 years ago today. But we can’t rest on our laurels. Consider just one ongoing attack, a new Mississippi law that permits religious speech in schools. [Read more…]

Bible Contradictions to the Trinity

The definition of the Trinity is clear about the equality in majesty of the three persons of the Trinity. But does the Bible agree? Consider a number of verses that call this equality into question. [Read more…]

God Has Many Names, But Do We Need One More?

Aren’t we missing a fourth name? Father + Son + Holy Spirit = who? Here’s why “The Trinity” doesn’t work. [Read more…]

The Long, Strange Story of the Trinity

Muslims have it figured out: there is no god but Allah. That’s it. But it took centuries for Christians to cobble together the idea of the Trinity, picking it among many plausible alternatives. They admit that it’s not understandable. Let’s take a closer look at this contradictory doctrine. [Read more…]


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