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Finding Jesus Through Board Games

Monopoly? Well, not quite.

Let’s explore an interesting twist on a popular board game. The resulting game has the motivation of the game completely disconnected with the actions within the game, so it looks like it won’t sell too well. But this broken game parallels Christianity very closely. [Read more...]

Failed Prophecy: Isaiah 53

This sad vehicle isn’t going anywhere

Like our earlier analysis of Psalm 22, only by selecting individual phrases of Isaiah 53 out of context can we imagine that we have a prophecy. Honestly examine the entire chapter, and the “prophecy” vanishes. [Read more...]

Should an Atheist Pray?

Praying person

A worldwide experiment will start in a week in which atheists pray for God to reveal himself. I’ve decided to participate, but does it make any sense for an atheist to pray? (If I’m making a mistake, talk me out of it!) [Read more...]

Dr Johnson: Non-Overlapping Magisteria (NOMA)

“Rocks of Ages,” by Stephen Jay Gould (1999)

Stephen Jay Gould proposed the idea of Non-Overlapping Magisteria to calm the warring camps of Science and Religion. Well … it was a nice try. [Read more...]

Nazi Soldiers Indoctrinated with Darwin? Yeah, Right.

Koukl apologetics evolution

Why were the Nazis so disagreeable? Because they were force-fed evolution, of course! (Or maybe not.) [Read more...]

Failed Prophecy: Psalm 22

Jesus baptized by John, with the dove of the Holy Spirit (painting by Francesco Alban, 1600s)

Apologists claim hundreds of prophecies fulfilled by the life of Jesus, and this psalm is one of the most popular. With a little poking, however, the claim that it predicted the crucifixion unravels. [Read more...]

What Makes a Good Prophecy (and Why Bible Prophecies Aren’t)

Stacked rocks, like arguments for prophecy, can be pretty unstable

What makes a good prophecy? We all have a decent idea and are not taken in by the predictions of psychics. So why not apply that same skepticism to claims of biblical prophecy? [Read more...]

Do We REALLY Trust in God?

Do Christians really trust in God, like it says on the money?

Is it really true that “In God we trust”? With what do we trust him? It might indeed make Christians feel warm and fuzzy to see that motto on U.S. money, but do they actually believe it? [Read more...]

Probability Proves Bible Prophecy (or Not)

Silver coins from pre-Roman Lombardy. Imagine the size of the pile if there were 100,000,000,000,000,000 of them.

In which we critique a popular analysis of the probability of Jesus prophecies coming true and find nothing there. [Read more...]

Clueless John the Baptist

John the Baptist by Titian (1542)

Throughout the gospels we read snippets about John the Baptist. Put them all together, and you have a confused portrait. (Maybe the gospels shouldn’t be categorized as history.) [Read more...]


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