Biblical Marriage: Not a Pretty Picture

Do the Bible and the Church make a clear and unambiguous declaration that marriage is between a man and a woman? Nope. Our view of marriage is recent, and the Bible has some pretty crazy stuff about marriage. [Read more…]

Marriage—Designed for Procreation?

Marriage, many Christians want us to believe, is for procreation. That’s right—not companionship, not love, not even financial support. (I wonder if they know that babies don’t come from marriage but sex.) [Read more…]

What Does the New Testament Say about Homosexuality?

Several passages from the New Testament are often cited to condemn homosexuality, but these sources undercut their own credibility. [Read more…]

Does the Old Testament Condemn Homosexuality? (2 of 2)

This post concludes our look at homosexuality in the Old Testament with some passages from Leviticus. At first glance, they’re pretty harsh. When properly understood, however, they don’t provide much ammunition to the Christian eager to condemn homosexuality. [Read more…]

Does the Old Testament Condemn Homosexuality?

Take a look at the Old Testament story of Sodom and Gomorrah. It doesn’t say as much about homosexuality in modern society as many Christians imagine. [Read more…]

Spectrum Argument for Abortion, Revisited

The spectrum argument is my primary contribution to the discussion on abortion. It gives a useful perspective on what the unborn is. But a blogger—a secular one at that—objects. Take a look at his analysis of the spectrum argument. [Read more…]

Dismantling Irreducible Complexity

A system is irreducibly complex when every part is necessary. Remove any part, and the system breaks, so how could such a system have been built, piece by piece, by nature? Any precursor would have been useless and therefore selected against by evolution. But an example with which we’re all familiar undercuts this argument. [Read more…]

Morality’s Ruby Slippers

Christianity makes a grand show of giving us morality, meaning, and purpose. But it simply gives us back what had always been ours. [Read more…]

Does Christianity Lead to a Better Society?

Dismiss God by condoning homosexuality and abortion, and he’ll punish society. How often have we heard that a Christian society is a better society? But this is a claim that we can test. [Read more…]

Why is it Always Men Advancing the Pro-Life Position?

Isn’t it a little too convenient that the group that’s not directly inconvenienced by pregnancy is the one insisting on it? [Read more…]