An Honest Way for Christians to Separate Fact From Fiction

Casting a net

Imagine throwing your Net of Truth into the water. You want to pull up truth and nothing but the truth. What rules does the Net use to winnow fact from fiction? [Read more...]

Using Bayes Theorem to Decide How Likely the Jesus Miracle Stories

Michael weighs souls (painting, 1440s)

How can probability be used to clarify the God question? A quick (and easy) summary of Bayes Theorem will provide a useful tool in weighing competing claims. [Read more...]

The Dunning-Kruger Effect: Are the Stupid Too Stupid to Realize They’re Stupid?

Lord Kelvin

Has it ever seemed to you that less competent people rate their competence higher than it actually is, while more competent people humbly rate theirs lower? It’s not just your imagination. [Read more...]

Lessons from New Age Thinking

Tarot readings

A New Age professional tells the story of her gradual embrace of science and provides insights into the appeal of thinking that is so foreign to most of us. [Read more...]

In Which I Experience a Miracle. Or Not.

Monkey Love

I’ll share with you a remarkable message from God to me … or perhaps it was just a curious coincidence. You decide. [Read more...]

The Curious Tale of the Angel of Mons

Suit of armor

The stories of William Tell, King Arthur, and Robin Hood might have legendary elements. These stories happened long ago, so it’s hard to tell. But don’t think that the supernatural can’t corrupt modern history as well. [Read more...]

Fallible Memories and the Development of Legend

memory legend Christian

Human memory is unreliable, and a confident memory may not be an accurate one. Take a look at a few examples to see how weak the Christian claim is that the gospels have a reliable foundation. [Read more...]

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Cottingley Fairies

Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle Cottingley Fairies

Though close to a century old, this hoax has lessons that remain valid today. [Read more...]

God is as Believable as Unicorns

God Unbelievable

How do we handle claims of unicorns and other fanciful beasts? These don’t perplex us; we know what to do with them. Similarly, we know what to do with god claims. [Read more...]

The Most Popular Logical Fallacy in Christian Discourse?

christian logical fallacy

One particular logical fallacy springs too easily to many Christians’ lips. It’s easy to spot, and those who care about making sense should look for and eliminate this error. [Read more...]