Mormonism Beats Christianity—Or Does It?

Run through the list of arguments for the evidence of Christianity, and you’ll find that the Mormon evidence beats each one. If Christians are serious about these arguments, must they then accept Mormonism? [Read more…]

The Argument from Results (a New Atheist Argument)

Here’s a simple argument that concludes, “Probably, all gods are manmade.” Consider the premises to see if it holds up. [Read more…]

Guest Post: The Resurrection and Alternative Facts

Consider two curious events claimed in Matthew to have happened at the time of the crucifixion. Do scholars back up Christians’ claims about them? And how does that empower us to stand up to “alternative facts” in Christian apologetics? [Read more…]

Dating Advice: the FIRST Thing to Figure Out in a Relationship

Read the strange story of the girlfriend who wasn’t there, and see how Christians can be similarly fooled. [Read more…]

Maybe People CAN Change Their Minds After All

We don’t think like Mr. Spock. Biases and rationalizations and errors make our reasoning imperfect. Understanding those imperfections can help those of us trying to get others to change an intellectual position. [Read more…]

A Response to Evolution Deniers: How Complex Comes from Simple

Creationists often say that DNA’s complexity is proof of God, but there are many examples in nature and math of complex coming from simple. [Read more…]

“DNA is a Program, and Programs Demand a Programmer”: a Response

Science rarely lines up for the benefit of the Christian apologist . . . but is this one of those cases? DNA dictates how to make living cells, which are very complicated. DNA works like software. Is it evidence of God the programmer? [Read more…]

A Convincing Holy Book? Not Possible.

Here’s a thought experiment. I doubt it would convince a Christian to change his religion … but shouldn’t it? [Read more…]

25,000 New Testament Manuscripts? Big Deal.

When the conversation turns to the reliability of the New Testament, the number of manuscript copies is likely to enter the conversation. 25,000 copies. That is indeed a lot, but it’s irrelevant. [Read more…]

Limitations in Historical Analysis of the New Testament (2 of 2)

The New Testament has several important disputed passages. We’ll look at the long ending of Mark here. While historians have some clever tools for deciding between two traditions, the evidence is a little more precarious than one might hope. [Read more…]