Bible Prophecies: Fulfilled or Fail?

Lots of sources brag about the hundreds or even thousands of “fulfilled prophecies” in the Bible. They are a key component supporting the truth of the Christian claim, but where’s the evidence? Let’s look at 13 specific prophecy claims to see how well they hold up. [Read more…]

Armageddon Within Our Lifetime? (2 of 2)

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?

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

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)

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…]

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…]

Never Quote a Bible Verse (and 7 Examples Where Christians Forget This Advice)

A Christian apologist gives good advice about never reading a Bible verse without reading it in its context. Out-of-context verses are a Christian tradition, and Chick tracts are a fun source of examples. [Read more…]

“A Universe That’s Understandable Points to God,” but How Understandable Is the Universe?

Christian apologists point to a universe that is understandable by physics, mathematics, and other disciplines as evidence of God. That kind of order shows the hand of God! But let’s first ask ourselves how understandable the universe actually is. [Read more…]