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Word of the Day: Genetic and Ad Hominem Fallacies

Of all the logical fallacies, these are some of the most common. But be careful to understand these well enough to avoid making a false charge of fallacy. [Read more...]

Pastors Speak Their Mind (and Flout the Rules)

Nonprofit status comes with strings attached, and one of those is that pastors must not advocate for one candidate over another. This quid pro quo seems oppressive to some, and they have organized civil disobedience against it. [Read more...]

Church Accountability

Senator Grassley was largely ignored by six ministries when he asked for information about their operations four years ago. What are they hiding? [Read more...]

What do Churches Have to Hide?

U.S. nonprofit organizations are required to disclose their financial information to the public. It’s a contract—the Internal Revenue Service gives them nonprofit status, and in return they prove that they’re spending that money wisely. This applies to all nonprofits except churches and religious organizations. Isn’t that odd? It’s almost like they have something to hide. [Read more...]

National Day of Actually DOING Something

Prayer is easy. Doing something is hard. Let’s be adults and realize that prayer does nothing more than make people feel good. Wouldn’t a National Day of Actually DOING Something be more effective than a National Day of Prayer? [Read more...]

More Pointless Parables

Some of the New Testament parables are pretty good. They make a useful point, and they add to our moral vocabulary. Unfortunately, modern apologetic parables don’t seem to be made to the same standard. [Read more...]

Word of the Day: Argument from Authority (and How Consensus Fits In)

The claim “That’s an Argument from Authority Fallacy!” is common. But when is it actually a fallacy? And when can the Argument from Authority be valid? [Read more...]

Book Review on “Bible Geek” Podcast

Noted theologian Dr. Robert Price recently presented a flattering review of my book, Cross Examined, on his Bible Geek podcast. [Read more...]

MS-DOS and Objective Truth

IBM-compatible MS-DOS PCs used to start up displaying a C-prompt (the “C:>” with a blinking cursor). We don’t conclude anything transcendental from this. Similarly, most humans have an innate sense of morality, but we can’t conclude anything transcendent from this either. [Read more...]

The Bible’s Dark Ages

What happened during the Bible’s Dark Ages, the period from the original documents to our oldest manuscripts? What kinds of monkey business happened during these centuries of turmoil in the early church? We have every reason to suspect that changes happened that we simply have no way of undoing. [Read more...]


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