Is America the Greatest Country in the World? A Rant.

Imagine the farewell speech from a politician dropping out of politics where all the impolitic things he’s wanted to say for years come spilling out. Here’s such a swan song from a politician who has much to say about things nice people don’t talk about: politics and religion. Read more

Rationalizing Away the “Canaanite Problem” (2 of 2)

Let’s conclude our look at Greg Koukl’s analysis of the Problem of Evil, as applied to Israelite genocide in Canaan. We’re on the same page that this is a tough problem for Christianity, but I’m not sure that his resolution is as complete as he thinks. Read more

Rationalizing Away the “Canaanite Problem”

A popular evangelical Christian wrestles with the Problem of Evil. He’s confident that he’s got this persistent problem under control. Take a look and see if that optimism is well placed. Read more

Not Even Hitler Can Help This Christian Argument

Christian apologists sometimes argue for objective moral wrong by pointing to the Holocaust as an example. With a little thought, however, that argument turns out to be very embarrassing for the Christian position. Read more

You Don’t Like the Scientific Consensus? Ignore it Away.

I argue that we are obliged to accept the consensus in a scientific field of which we’re not a part, but not everyone is happy with that approach. Let’s at one argument for how to dismiss an annoying scientific consensus. Read more

Reject the Scientific Consensus? How Do You Justify THAT?

Is a scientific consensus inconvenient? Then just handwave a reason to reject it! Though this is a popular response to unwanted scientific conclusions, it is intellectually indefensible. Read more

Would God Want You to Tell a Gunman, “Yes, I’m a Christian”?

Imagine a gunman in a college classroom. One by one, he goes through the students, demanding to know if they are Christian. He kills each who say they are. One Christian blogger says that Christians can’t lie if faced with this situation. Read more

Weak Analogies? Is That the Best You Can Do to Prove God?

How do you describe the relationship between you and Jesus? It’s similar to an ordinary person-to-person relationship … or so goes the popular analogy. Think about it for a moment, however, and this analogy falls apart. Read more

Lawyer Thinking, Revisited

Podcaster J. Warner Wallace has pushed back against my “Scientist Thinking vs. Lawyer Thinking” post. Let’s give him a hearing. Read more

How Much Faith to Be an Atheist? Geisler and Turek’s Moral Argument (Part 4).

We conclude our critique of the moral argument in “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist.” Read more

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