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. Wow—that is indeed a lot. But that’s irrelevant. [Read more…]

F-ing Magnets—How do THEY Work?

This meme comes from a song that celebrates wonder at the universe but also celebrates ignorance. Christians sometimes wallow in a similar ignorance when it suits them. Magnets are actually quite well understood, as is much of the rest of reality. We can thank science, not religion. [Read more…]

Limitations in Historical Analysis of the New Testament (2 of 2)

The New Testament has several important disputed passages (such as the long ending of Mark). Let’s take a look at how historians have resolved these puzzles. The evidence is a little more precarious than one might hope, however. What does this tell us about the unresolved puzzles? [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, however. What does this tell us about the unresolved puzzles? [Read more…]

The Declaration of Independence—A Christian Document?

Many Christians like to point to the word “Creator” in the Declaration, but that word doesn’t mean what they think it does. In fact, the Declaration of Independence makes quite clear where the government’s power comes from, and it’s not God. [Read more…]

Awe: Which Has More, Science or Christianity?

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

Bloggers: Want a Free Review Copy of My New Book?

In my new novella “A Modern Christmas Carol,” a televangelist gets the Scrooge treatment. I’m looking for reviewers to give the book a little public relations love. [Read more…]

20 Arguments Against Abortion, Rebutted (4 of 4)

Here are 20 responses to my pro-choice position, with my rebuttals (part 4 of 4). [Read more…]

20 Arguments Against Abortion, Rebutted (3 of 4)

Here are 20 responses to my pro-choice position, with my rebuttals (part 3 of 4). [Read more…]

20 Arguments Against Abortion, Rebutted (2 of 4)

Here are 20 responses to my pro-choice position, with my rebuttals (part 2 of 4). [Read more…]


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