Should an Atheist Pray?

Praying person

A worldwide experiment will start in a week in which atheists pray for God to reveal himself. I’ve decided to participate, but does it make any sense for an atheist to pray? (If I’m making a mistake, talk me out of it!) [Read more...]

Dr Johnson: Non-Overlapping Magisteria (NOMA)

“Rocks of Ages,” by Stephen Jay Gould (1999)

Stephen Jay Gould proposed the idea of Non-Overlapping Magisteria to calm the warring camps of Science and Religion. Well … it was a nice try. [Read more...]

Nazi Soldiers Indoctrinated with Darwin? Yeah, Right.

Koukl apologetics evolution

Why were the Nazis so disagreeable? Because they were force-fed evolution, of course! (Or maybe not.) [Read more...]

Failed Prophecy: Psalm 22

Jesus baptized by John, with the dove of the Holy Spirit (painting by Francesco Alban, 1600s)

Apologists claim hundreds of prophecies fulfilled by the life of Jesus, and this psalm is one of the most popular. With a little poking, however, the claim that it predicted the crucifixion unravels. [Read more...]

What Makes a Good Prophecy (and Why Bible Prophecies Aren’t)

Stacked rocks, like arguments for prophecy, can be pretty unstable

What makes a good prophecy? We all have a decent idea and are not taken in by the predictions of psychics. So why not apply that same skepticism to claims of biblical prophecy? [Read more...]

Do We REALLY Trust in God?

Do Christians really trust in God, like it says on the money?

Is it really true that “In God we trust”? With what do we trust him? It might indeed make Christians feel warm and fuzzy to see that motto on U.S. money, but do they actually believe it? [Read more...]

Probability Proves Bible Prophecy (or Not)

Silver coins from pre-Roman Lombardy. Imagine the size of the pile if there were 100,000,000,000,000,000 of them.

In which we critique a popular analysis of the probability of Jesus prophecies coming true and find nothing there. [Read more...]

Clueless John the Baptist

John the Baptist by Titian (1542)

Throughout the gospels we read snippets about John the Baptist. Put them all together, and you have a confused portrait. (Maybe the gospels shouldn’t be categorized as history.) [Read more...]

Dr Johnson: Dunning-Kruger Effect

Thomas Combe—probably a pretty smart guy

Has it ever seemed to you that less competent people rate their competence higher than it actually is, while more competent people humbly rate theirs lower? It’s not just your imagination. [Read more...]

Christianity’s Bogus Claims to Answer Life’s Big Questions

Lightning rod failure caused this building fire

Religion claims to be able to answer life’s big questions, but Science does as well. The thing is, Science’s answers are a lot more credible. [Read more...]


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