Spectrum Argument for Abortion, Revisited

The spectrum argument is my primary focus in the discussion on abortion. It gives a useful perspective on what the unborn is. But a blogger objects using only secular arguments. Read more

Make Your Very Own Prophecy (That Actually Comes True!)

Explore the very low standards some Christians have for Bible prophecies by seeing how to make your own accurate prophecies. Read more

Christian Magic Doesn’t Work if You Don’t Believe It

Several martial arts masters claim to be able to defeat opponents with energy, not punches. Problem is, if you don’t believe it, it doesn’t work. This is like many Christian arguments—they’re effective only if you already believe. To the rest of us, they’re like the make-believe martial arts energy. Read more

Christians: Why You Need an Atheist Speaker at Your Next Conference

Christian conferences are often an echo chamber of reassurance and elementary arguments. Do they effectively train Christian apologists? Here’s one missing ingredient. Read more

Forget the Cambrian Explosion—Here’s a SERIOUS Biodiversity Event

Intelligent Design advocates love the Cambrian Explosion. Yes, the Cambrian explosion was remarkable, but it’s not the evolution-destroying anomaly that Intelligent Design advocates want to believe. Read more

Morality’s Ruby Slippers

Christianity makes a grand show of giving us morality, meaning, and purpose. But it simply gives us back what had always been ours. Read more

Does Christianity Lead to a Better Society?

How often have we heard that a Christian society is a better society? This is a claim that we can test. Read more

Oral Tradition and the Game of Telephone: A. N. Sherwin-White’s Famous Quote

The Jesus story spread widely in the decades after his death, and only then was it written down. How much was it changed by the addition of legend? William Lane Craig assures us that this is not a problem, but his bold claim doesn’t hold up. Read more

A Defense of Premarital Sex

The gulf between the ages of sexual maturity and first marriage has become dramatically wider. Combine that with that fact that the Bible has no prohibition against premarital sex, and the ban should be reevaluated. Read more

Argument for God from Differential Equations

In which your humble host attempts to create a new argument for God. Read more

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