More Pointless Parables

Some New Testament parables are pretty good. They make a useful point, and they add to our moral vocabulary. Unfortunately, modern apologetic parables don’t seem to be made to the same standard. [Read more…]

Is This a Powerful New Apologetic Argument?

A Christian blogger has a new argument for Jesus. It gets points for being novel, but take a look to see if it’s convincing. [Read more…]

MS-DOS and Objective Truth

IBM-compatible MS-DOS PCs used to start up displaying a C-prompt (the “C:>” with a blinking cursor). We don’t conclude anything transcendent from this. Similarly, most humans have an innate sense of morality, but we can’t conclude anything transcendent from this either. [Read more…]

Innovative Responses to the Fine-Tuning Argument

Here are four rebuttals to the fine-tuning argument that don’t get enough attention. [Read more…]

Shroud of Turin: Easter Miracle or Hoax?

What are we to make of the Shroud of Turin? Is it a miracle or a fake? [Read more…]

Failed Prophecy: Psalm 22

Apologists claim hundreds of prophecies fulfilled by the life of Jesus, and this psalm is one of the most popular. With a little poking, however, the claim that it predicted the crucifixion unravels. [Read more…]

Women at the Tomb Are Weak Evidence for the Resurrection

Apologists love to bring up the women at the tomb. Women weren’t reliable witnesses in Jewish culture at the time, so why would the gospel authors place them there if the story weren’t true? But the story unravels with a little scrutiny. [Read more…]

10 Reasons the Crucifixion Story Makes No Sense

The crucifixion story? Not that big a deal. Here are 10 reasons why it makes no sense. [Read more…]

Contradictions in the Resurrection Account

How many days did Jesus teach after his resurrection? Was it 40 days as Acts says or less than one as Luke says? Matthew writes about an earthquake that opened graves and sent reanimated corpses walking around Jerusalem. Why didn’t the other gospels write about this remarkable event? These and many more contradictions make us wonder if the gospel account is history or merely legend. [Read more…]

Movie Review: “Heaven Is for Real”

It’s almost Easter, a good time to launch a movie about a boy who visits heaven and sits on Jesus’s lap. [Read more…]