Interloper (Fiction)

I’m starting the new year with something a little different, a short story about a man who finds himself where he least expects to be. [Read more…]

Oral Tradition and the Game of Telephone: A.N. Sherwin-White’s Famous Quote

The Jesus story spread widely in the decades after his death, and only then was it written down. How much was it changed by the accretion of legend? William Lane Craig assures us that this is not a problem, but his bold claim that doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. [Read more…]

Faith Shows the Emperor has No Clothes

Defending an invisible God and celebrating faith is exactly what Christians would do if their religion were manmade. Faith is always the last resort. If there were convincing evidence, Christians would be celebrating that, not faith. [Read more…]

Why is Starbucks Taking the Christ out of Croissants?

Wait a minute—a square croissant? What kind of outrage is this, and what does it have to do with Jesus and his birthday? [Read more…]

A Defense of Premarital Sex

The gulf between the ages of sexual maturity and first marriage has become dramatically wider. Combine that with that fact that the Bible has no prohibition against premarital sex, and the ban should be reevaluated. [Read more…]

How Christianity Infantilizes Adults

Christians often reshape their view of life’s events to fit and bolster their Christian worldview, but give it a little thought. The simple Christian explanation of God’s hand at work often leads to a bizarre conclusion. [Read more…]

Review of Sarah Palin’s “Good Tidings and Great Joy”: the Ugly

Let’s conclude with a look at the Ugly in Sarah Palin’s new book about Christmas. I’m shocked to realize the injury “Happy Holidays” causes. And I couldn’t conclude without the Naughty List—a review of the book’s errors. [Read more…]

Review of Sarah Palin’s “Good Tidings and Great Joy”: the Bad

It’s time to move on to the Bad in Sarah Palin’s new book about Christmas. Confusion about constitutional basics may put Palin on the naughty list. [Read more…]

Review of Sarah Palin’s “Good Tidings and Great Joy”: the Good

In what may be a War-on-Christmas miracle, I was given a review copy of Sarah Palin’s new book about Christmas. Let’s look at the good, the bad, and the ugly in this book. [Read more…]

Jesus and Santa: a Parable on How We Dismiss Evidence

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…]