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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...]

Word of the Day: Survival of the Fittest

This phrase wasn’t in Darwin’s original edition and is often misunderstood. [Read more...]

What Did the Original Books of the Bible Say? (Part 2)

What do we do with the contradictory passages in our thousands of copies of New Testament manuscripts? Historians have some inventive approaches to finding the most reliable copies, but there’s plenty of room for error. [Read more...]

What Did the Original Books of the Bible Say?

Take a trip back in time to see the hurdles we have in seeing the life of Jesus through the Bible. Obstacles will be peeled back one by one—translations, canonicity, reliable copies, and more. [Read more...]

Jesus: Just One More Dying and Rising Savior

Mythology has many precedents to the story of the resurrection of Jesus. Let’s look at some of these gods and see if they stand up to the challenge. [Read more...]


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