Insight Into the Evangelical Persecution Complex

Conservative Christians cry persecution, but their feared dystopian America where Christianity is illegal seems impossible. In fact, the atheists are on their side ready to prevent this. What then drives these fears? [Read more…]

The Kim Davis Discussion Must Include JFK

The civil disobedience of Kim Davis is big news. What hasn’t been explored is how this situation parallels that of John F. Kennedy more than fifty years ago. [Read more…]

How Reliable is Apostle Paul When He Knew Very Little About Jesus?

Sift through Paul’s writings, and you get very little of the biography of Jesus. What does this say about how the Jesus story grew over time? [Read more…]

How Much Faith to Be an Atheist? (A Response to Geisler and Turek, Part 4)

More from Geisler and Turek’s “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist.” This time, our Christian crusaders are unaccountably unimpressed with evolution. Have a look. [Read more…]

How Much Faith to Be an Atheist? (A Response to Geisler and Turek, Part 3)

More from Geisler and Turek’s “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist”: fine tuning, divine hiddenness, Road Runner tactic, and awe. [Read more…]

And God is Not Good, Either

The world lost an eloquent voice with the untimely death of Christopher Hitchens. Inspired by his book “God is Not Great,” I’d like to continue with that thought: “And God is not good, either.” Let’s take a look at the slavery, genocide, and general barbarity the all-loving Creator of the universe apparently approves of. [Read more…]

How Much Faith to Be an Atheist? (A Response to Geisler and Turek, Part 2)

We move on to cosmological arguments in Geisler and Turek’s book “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist.” Let’s see how they hold up. [Read more…]

How Much Faith to Be an Atheist? (A Response to Geisler and Turek)

Geisler and Turek’s apologetics book, I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist, needs a response. Or a slap down. [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…]

When My Rules Trump Yours

I’ve had a little experience with nonprofits that fund projects in the developing world. Here are a couple of the culture clashes we’ve had and how they parallel clashes between the Christian church and reality. [Read more…]