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It’s Launch Day for my Book, Cross Examined!

It’s launch day for “Cross Examined: An Unconventional Spiritual Journey”! This novel argues that if God exists, he made Reason to be used. There are many nonfiction books that discuss apologetics and many novels with atheist characters, but this may be the first novel that pulls in apologetic arguments both for and against Christianity, with the debate taking on the role of an additional character. [Read more...]

Give Something Thought Provoking for Christmas

What do you get those hard-to-buy-for people on your Christmas list? Let me make a shameless plug: buy my new book! It’s a novel about the Christian/atheist debate that wrestles with the most popular apologetic arguments. [Read more...]

An Atheist Ad Campaign—a Holiday Tradition!

Seattle Atheists launched a bus ad campaign for the holiday season. Several different banner ads will show ordinary people in ordinary scenes with the tag line, “1 in 4 is an atheist.” [Read more...]

Word of the Day: Poe’s Law

How do you tell the extreme Christians like Fred Phelps from the parodies? Sometimes it’s impossible. [Read more...]

Jesus and Santa Claus

Imagine two kids arguing about Santa. Defending Santa’s existence may be easier than you imagine. Indeed, rationalization can defend just about any belief, including belief in Jesus. [Read more...]

Plantinga’s Nutty Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism

Respected Christian philosopher Alvin Plantinga wants to show that the idea of evolution is self-defeating. Unfortunately, he’s outside his area of expertise. His argument hasn’t convinced biologists, and it shouldn’t convince you. [Read more...]

How Science Works (and How Christianity Thinks it Wins)

Creationists like to point to discarded ideas that science has left behind—geocentrism, Piltdown Man, ether, the steady-state universe. What they don’t seem to realize is that science’s ability to change in the face of new facts is a strength, not a weakness. [Read more...]

Word of the Day: Apologetics

It’s time we define one of the most important words in our area of interest. [Read more...]

Pointless Parables

Some of the New Testament parables are pretty good. They make a useful point, and they add to our moral vocabulary. I explore a few of the recent apologetic parables that, unfortunately, weren’t made to the same standard. [Read more...]

Churches and the Corporate Org Chart

Economic growth results from companies producing goods and services that actually help customers and that they’re willing to pay for. And companies are organized to produce those goods and services effectively and efficiently. But what about churches, which produce neither goods nor services? How are THEY organized? (This is a guest post from Richard S. Russell.) [Read more...]


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