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…]

Why is God Hidden? (2 of 2)

Let’s revisit the question of God’s hiddenness. A popular Christian apologist has some new ideas that need a response. [Read more…]

Limitations in Historical Analysis of the New Testament

The New Testament has several important disputed passages, such as the Comma Johanneum and the story of the woman caught in adultery. Let’s take a look at how historians have resolved these puzzles. The evidence is a little more precarious than one might hope. What does this tell us about the unresolved puzzles? [Read more…]

Why is God Hidden?

Let’s revisit the question of God’s hiddenness. A popular Christian apologist has some new ideas that need a response. [Read more…]

Bad Atheist Arguments: “History Is Unreliable”

We’re finally at the last chapter in a book by a Christian writer that promised to illustrate the dreadful consequences of bad atheist arguments. (Part 11) [Read more…]

Do We Get More Awe from Christianity or from Science?

Do we see more awe in reality through the lens of science or Christianity? [Read more…]

Bad Atheist Arguments: “Atheists Have No Use for Faith”

A Christian writer promises to illustrate the dreadful consequences of bad atheist arguments. Read on to see if any of your arguments are dreadfully bad. (Part 10) [Read more…]

Bad Atheist Arguments: “Atheists Don’t Need God for Meaningful Lives”

A Christian writer promises to illustrate the dreadful consequences of bad atheist arguments. Read on to see if any of your arguments are dreadfully bad. (Part 9) [Read more…]