I gotta admit—the Prodigal Son story is one of the good ones. The love and compassion shown by the father sets the bar for the rest of us very high. But if that’s the Bible’s standard for forgiveness, why doesn’t God follow it? Read more

Jesus performs miracles in the Bible, but are they really all that impressive? Compare them to what we can do with boring old technology, and they may not stand up. Read more

Look at the different kinds of healing miracles Jesus does in the gospels. Are they any more effective than debunked alternative medicines? Read more

A Republican senator reversed himself on same-sex marriage and now supports it. What causes a change in so fundamental an issue? And how does this apply to abortion? Read more

Faith healers claim to act as God’s intermediary, a reliable antenna that can speed your medical request heavenward. Let’s think about what faith healing would look like if it were for real and compare that with how it actually works. Read more

Soap wasn’t known to the ancients, but it’s not hard to make. Why do we find no recipe for it in the Bible? Is “God has his reasons” enough, or does this say something about the truth of the Bible? Read more

Bold claims are made about the Bible, that it has no contradictions, and that it’s both infallible and inerrant. Analyzing the Bible gets a whole lot easier when you can just declare your conclusion before you start. Read more

“Hold on now, that’s a difficult verse! We have to take it slow.” You’ve heard this excuse. Let’s look at five principles Christians use for the Bible that they wouldn’t use for any other book. Read more

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

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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