Bible Interpretation? It Works Like the Paul-is-Dead Rumor.

Have you heard of the clues in the Abbey Road album about Paul McCartney being dead? They weren’t put there by the Beatles themselves; they were invented by imaginative fans. What ideas were similarly invented (or ignored) by eager fans of the Bible? [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…]

How Long from Original New Testament Books to Oldest Copies?

Consider the time gap from the original of each book in the New Testament to our oldest copy, chapter by chapter. This gap is on average 171 years. How can we trust what the New Testament says when we can’t be sure that copies were faithfully made during that long period? [Read more…]

Fat Chance: Why Pigs Will Fly Before Ray Comfort Writes an Honest Critique of Atheists (Part 2)

We continue with our critique of Ray Comfort’s new book. Ray fills us in on how atheists think and opens up about how hurt he’s been with other critiques. (I doubt this one will cheer him up.) [Read more…]

Checking Back on Dire Predictions About the Boy Scouts Allowing Homosexuals

Christians gave the Boy Scouts of America a lot of criticism about their policy to allow gay Scouts three years ago. Let’s check in to see how the organization is doing. [Read more…]

The Childish Faith of John Lennox

Oxford mathematics professor John Lennox is an energetic defender of Christianity, but a recent interview on the Problem of Evil suggests that his mathematical proofs may be a lot stronger than his Christian ones. [Read more…]

Revisiting Dire Predictions of America After Obergefell

We’re nearing the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage across the United States. It’s time to revisit one of the predictions of disaster that would come from such a society. [Read more…]

A Critique of a Popular Bible Passage Shows It’s Not the Powerful Evidence Christians Imagine

A chapter in 1 Corinthians makes perhaps Paul’s clearest summary of Christian theology, but his views don’t match those of many Christians. [Read more…]

Christians’ Damning Refuge in “Difficult Verses”

Have you ever discussed some unpleasantness in the Bible only to hear that we need to “let the clearer passages interpret the difficult ones” or “let the Bible clarify the Bible”? What’s to clarify? Don’t label parts of the Bible “clear” and “difficult” when you really mean “pleasing” and “displeasing”! [Read more…]

Does Secularism Have a Debt to Christianity?

A popular article argues that all of us—atheists, too—owe a great debt to Christianity. It grounds the stable Western society that we take for granted. Or does it? [Read more…]


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