Shroud of Turin: An Easter Miracle?

What are we to make of the Shroud of Turin? Is it a miracle or a fake? [Read more…]

The Curious Case of Antony Flew

In the list of atheists who’ve noisily turned their backs on atheism, philosopher Antony Flew is near the top. I don’t question that Flew became a deist. What I question is how relevant his example is. [Read more…]

Unintended Consequences of the Prodigal Son Story

I gotta admit—the Prodigal Son story is one of the good ones. The love and compassion shown by the father sets the bar for the rest of us very high. But if that’s the Bible’s standard for forgiveness, why doesn’t God follow it? [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…]

Women at the Tomb Are Weak Evidence for the Resurrection

Apologists love to bring up the women at the tomb. Women weren’t reliable witnesses in Jewish culture at the time, so why would the gospel authors place them there if the story weren’t true? However, a little scrutiny unravels this story. [Read more…]

Magic vs. Technology

Jesus performs miracles in the Bible, but are they really all that impressive? Compare them to what we can do with boring old technology, and they may not stand up. [Read more…]

Contradictions in the Resurrection Account

How many days did Jesus teach after his resurrection? Was it 40 days as Acts says or less than one as Luke says? Matthew writes about an earthquake that opened graves and sent reanimated corpses walking around Jerusalem. Why didn’t the other gospels write about this remarkable event? These and many more contradictions make us wonder if the gospel account is history or merely legend. [Read more…]

Religion is to Science as Homeopathy is to Medicine

Look at the different healing miracles Jesus does in the gospels. Are they any more effective than debunked alternative medicines? [Read more…]

Gay Marriage, Abortion, and Open Mindedness

A Republican senator reversed himself on same-sex marriage and now supports it. What causes a change in so fundamental an issue? And how does this apply to abortion? [Read more…]

10 Reasons the Crucifixion Story Makes No Sense

The crucifixion story? Not that big a deal. Here are 10 reasons why it makes no sense. [Read more…]


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