Lee Strobel’s Fragile Argument

Lee Strobel imagines that he takes a tough journalistic attitude to the Christian message and that evidence shows it to be correct. But a little investigation shows that his case is flimsy. [Read more…]

Separating Fact From Fiction: How Does Christianity Fare?

Imagine throwing your Net of Truth into the water. You want to pull up truth and nothing but the truth. What is your procedure for winnowing fact from fiction? [Read more…]

Don’t Believe Christianity Until You Believe in Aliens

The Christian accepts the claims of the gospels. Contrast this with another claim: that aliens have visited the earth. Since that claim beats the Jesus story on every point, does that mean you must accept alien claims? [Read more…]

Principle of Analogy

Some events are common in our everyday lives. When we see one of these, we know what bin to put it in. Other events are common, but only as legends–raising from the dead, for example. Here’s the principle behind this natural categorization. [Read more…]

Christians: What Would It Take to Change Your Mind?

How resilient is Christianity to contrary evidence? Does it blunder on in spite of clear evidence that its claims are false? Or are Christians eager to follow the evidence where it leads? [Read more…]

Christianity, the Ultimate Unfalsifiable Hypothesis

A hypothesis should be testable, including “God exists.” How honestly do Christians follow the evidence? And have they made their hypothesis unfalsifiable? [Read more…]

The Perplexing Monty Hall Problem and How It Undercuts Christianity

One of the three doors has a car behind it. You pick one, and the game show host reveals that one of the other two is a goat. Knowing that there’s a total of two goats and one car, do you switch? [Read more…]

How Likely the Jesus Miracle Stories?

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

Exponentially Increasing Claims and Christianity

“God exists” is an easy claim to make, but how likely is it? Consider a series of increasingly unlikely categories of claims to see where the Christian claim fits in. [Read more…]

Scientist Thinking vs. Lawyer Thinking

Consider two kinds of thinking. Each has its place, but we fool ourselves when we use one but pretend that we’re using another. [Read more…]


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