Criticizing the Logic of the Atonement

Jesus died for our sins to reconcile us with God? Let’s consider some of the obvious insults that makes to our ideas of justice. [Read more…]

How Does Prayer Work? And What Does that Say About God?

An “ask and you will receive” kind of prayer that doesn’t work that way is a problem that Christians must still dance around. And let’s examine the reductionist god that they’ve created. [Read more…]

25 Stupid Arguments Christians Should Avoid (Part 12)

Christians, do us and Christendom a favor and avoid these stupid arguments (part 12). [Read more…]

What Does “God” Mean? The Answer Undercuts the Concept of the Trinity.

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

“Colorless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously” as Reasonable as 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…]

How Reliable Is a Bridge Built on Faith?

Faith (belief led by the heart rather than the mind) can be comforting, but is it a reliable guide to the truth? [Read more…]

My Post on Faith Appears on Patheos Public Square

Patheos hosts conversations every month on a broad range of topics, and I was pleased to have been asked to submit something for this month’s topic, “Is Faith Rational, Irrational, or Arational?” [Read more…]

Faith, the Other F-Word

What does “faith” mean? Is it, like this sign says, a belief that ignores facts? And are there better definitions? [Read more…]

Is This Letter a Powerful Defense of Reason? Or Christian Hypocrisy?

Some Christians argue both sides of the reason issue. Is reason God’s greatest gift … or (as Martin Luther argued) is it Satan’s tool to deceive us? Here is the thinking from an experience pastor. [Read more…]

Fat Chance: Why Pigs Will Fly Before Ray Comfort Writes an Honest Critique of Atheists (4 of 4)

A critique of Ray Comfort’s new Christian apologetics book, concluded. Here is a collection of some of Ray’s claims that are too crazy to let pass without a rebuttal. [Read more…]