Saint … or Insane?

Charles Manson

Andrea Yates drowned her five children to save them from Satan, but both she and Joan of Arc heard the voice of God. Charles Manson vs. Abraham. Jim Jones vs. Joshua. Who’s the saint, and who’s insane? [Read more...]

The Parable of the Professor and the Rocks

Mason jar

A little story about life’s priorities. [Read more...]

8 Lessons on the Parallels Between Christianity and New Age

Fortune telling

A New Age professional’s realization that science and reason are the best paths to understanding reality highlights similar insights within Christianity. [Read more...]

A Distillation of Crazy

Strasbourg cathedral (France)

A prominent apologist succinctly summarized how the Christian worldview is better than the atheist one. Let’s take a look at how well his argument holds up. [Read more...]

The Perfect Gift for the Christian or Atheist on Your List

Cross Examined

If I might be so bold, I’d like to suggest my own books as gifts this year. [Read more...]

Proof, Theory, Law, and all That

Lots of equations

Saying “Evolution is just a theory” is like saying “He only won the Nobel Peace Prize.” In science, a theory is as good as it gets. Evolution deniers in particular often get this wrong. Let’s review “theory,” “law,” and similar components of scientific conclusions to make sure they’re used correctly. [Read more...]

Biblical Slavery (3 of 3)


A Christian podcast spent an hour responding to columnist Dan Savage’s public spanking of the Bible. The podcast says that Savage’s claim–that the Bible is “radically pro-slavery”–is hopelessly wrong. Let’s let the Bible speak for itself. (Part 3 of 3) [Read more...]

“God’s Not Dead” Fans: Be the Christian Hero Yourself

God’s Not Dead Atheism Philosophy

Here’s a Hollywood version of an evil atheist philosophy professor. Want a chance to learn from an actual atheist philosophy professor? [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, Patheos!

#Patheos5Yrs atheism atheist

Let’s take a look back at some highlights of the Cross Examined blog on today’s Patheos anniversary. [Read more...]

Book Review of “Cross Examined”

Cross Examined: An Unconventional Spiritual Journey

A book review of my novel “Cross Examined: An Unconventional Spiritual Journey” [Read more...]