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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...]

Saint … or Insane?

Charles Manson

Andrea Yates drowned her five children to save them from Satan, but both she and Joan of Arc heard the voice of God. Charles Manson vs. Abraham. Jim Jones vs. Joshua. Who’s the saint, and who’s insane? How do we distinguish them? [Read more...]

Kreeft’s Argument from Absolute Conscience Fails Absolutely

Kreefts-argument-takes-a-beating

Peter Kreeft’s Argument from Conscience assumes an absolute obligation. Like so many other apologists, his assumptions are unfounded. They’re also unnecessary—the natural explanation works just fine. [Read more...]

10 Reasons to Just Say Nay to the Naysayer Hypothesis

Replica of German WW2 sign ("Attention: Mines")

We’re told that the gospel story must be true because, if it weren’t, eyewitnesses at the time would correct it. In fact, it doesn’t work that way. Here are 10 reasons why this naysayer hypothesis is nonsense. [Read more...]

Christianity Supports Same-Sex Marriage: the Movie

My recent summary of how Christianity, seen correctly, supports same-sex marriage was rather brief. This video explores the topic in more depth. [Read more...]

Why Christianity Looks Invented

English text using the Tengwar script created by J.R.R. Tolkien

Does Christianity look like the one true religion, clearly different from all the thousands of manmade ones? Or does it look the same as all the rest? [Read more...]

C.S. Lewis on Morality

Statue at Dachau (former concentration camp)

C. S. Lewis wrote on a number of apologetic topics. Let’s consider his thinking on morality. His appeal to objective grounding for morals doesn’t stand up to cross examination, and we can explain morality without this assumption. [Read more...]


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