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“This is Guaranteed to Convert You!”

A life-changing pamphlet?

Imagine the claim, “I hold in my hand a pamphlet that will undercut your religious worldview!” How would a Christian and an atheist respond to this? The same way? Or would they respond differently? How would you respond? [Read more...]

Can Christian Scholars be Objective?

Christian scholars' golden handcuffs

Christian scholar Michael Licona made one small challenge to the inerrancy of scripture, and that intellectual honest cost him his job. This shows what can happen if a Christian scholar follows the facts where they lead. More importantly, it means that anything written by Christian scholars bound by their university’s statement of faith, is suspect. [Read more...]

A God-Created World Would Look Like a ’60s Family Sitcom

There are no big problems in a “Leave It to Beaver” world

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...]

Magician Uri Geller Teaches Much About Bible Miracles

Spoon bending—paranormal gift or parlor trick?

Those who make paranormal claims have a lot to teach us about the Bible and its supernatural claims. The apologetics from both camps are surprisingly similar. [Read more...]

Televangelists Show Prayer is Useless

Linus gullibly awaits the Great Pumpkin (yet again)

Televangelists always ask for your prayers, but they always ask for lots of cash as well. What does this tell us about what supports their show? Maybe they’re a lot smarter than they seem. [Read more...]

500 Eyewitnesses to the Risen Christ? Not Likely.

A fragment of manuscript P46, a papyrus collection of many of the New Testament epistles. It was written in about 200CE.

The apostle Paul claims that 500 people saw Jesus alive after his crucifixion. This claim is popular among apologists who imagine this as strong evidence that the crucifixion is historical. However, this argument crumbles under scrutiny. [Read more...]

The Curious Case of Antony Flew

atheist now deist antony flew book not convincing

In the list of atheists who’ve noisily turned their backs on atheism, philosopher Antony Flew is near the top. I don’t question that Flew became a deist. What I question is how relevant his example is. [Read more...]

Jesus: Just One More Dying and Rising Savior

Odin sacrificed himself to himself (the highest god) by hanging from a tree. Illustration by Lorenz Frølich (1895).

Mythology has many precedents to the story of the resurrection of Jesus. Let’s look at some of these gods and see if they stand up to the challenge. [Read more...]

Women at the Tomb Are Weak Evidence for the Resurrection

Women discover the tomb empty

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? However, a little scrutiny unravels this story. [Read more...]

10 Reasons the Crucifixion Story Makes No Sense

Close-up from Matthias Grünewald’s 1506 painting of the crucifixion of Jesus, “Isenheim Altarpiece”

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


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