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Does the Old Testament Condemn Homosexuality? (2 of 2)

This post concludes our look at homosexuality in the Old Testament with some passages from Leviticus. At first glance, they’re pretty harsh. When properly understood, however, they don’t provide much ammunition to the Christian eager to condemn homosexuality. [Read more...]

Word of the Day: Bronze Age Collapse

The medieval Dark Ages in Europe aren’t history’s only dark ages. The great civilizations of the Ancient Near East mysteriously collapsed about 3200 years ago. [Read more...]

Does the Old Testament Condemn Homosexuality?

This is the first of two posts about homosexuality in the Old Testament and focuses on the Sodom and Gomorrah story. It doesn’t say as much about homosexuality in modern society as many Christians imagine. [Read more...]

Maybe it Works Better in German

In an homage to a mock-German sign that I remember from the early personal computer days, this is a stern demand (in a very stern font) that people keep their meddling hands off the First Amendment. [Read more...]

Biblical Marriage: Not a Pretty Picture

Do the Bible and the Church make a clear and unambiguous declaration that marriage is between a man and a woman? Nope. Let’s celebrate marriage, but let’s not delude ourselves about how recent our view of marriage is. [Read more...]

Word of the Day: Confirmation Bias

We all do it—we sift through the deluge of data that surrounds us and pick a tiny subset to pay attention to. The mind is tuned to select evidence that confirms our preconceptions, and this is confirmation bias. [Read more...]

Homosexuality v. Christianity

Christians like to argue that same-sex marriage requires a change in the definition of marriage. True, but it’s not like this definition has been constant. [Read more...]

“This is Guaranteed to Convert You!”

Imagine the claim, “I hold in my hand a pamphlet that will undercut your worldview!” How would a Christian and an atheist respond to this? The same way? Or would they respond differently? How would you respond? [Read more...]

Christianity Can’t be Deduced from Nature

Imagine a post-apocalyptic world with no evidence of Christianity. Could it be recreated? [Read more...]

Word of the Day: Theory and Law

Saying “Evolution is just a theory” is like saying “He only won the Nobel Peace Prize.” In science, a theory is as good as it gets. Evolution deniers in particular often get this wrong. Let’s review “theory,” “law,” and similar components of scientific conclusions to make sure they’re used correctly. [Read more...]


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