Movie Review: “Heaven Is for Real”

It’s almost Easter, a good time to launch a movie about a boy who visits heaven and sits on Jesus’s lap. Read more

Jesus: Just One More Dying and Rising Savior

Mythology has many precedents to the story of the resurrection of Jesus. Christian apologists want to pretend they don’t exist. Take a look. Read more

Ray Comfort Says What Needs to Be Said

Let’s conclude Ray Comfort’s list of clues that we’re in the end times to see if he’s onto something. Or smoking something. Read more

Tonight: the Beginning of the End?

It’s time to check in with our friendly Doomsday prophets. Both John Hagee (the “four blood moons” guy) and Ray Comfort are convinced that our time is short. Read more

Response to Lee Strobel’s “Five E’s of Evidence”

Another apologist is convinced that he has a simple approach to the evidence for the gospel story. Let’s see if it’s convincing. Read more

Computing the Probability of God

Wouldn’t it be great to find a simple equation that computes the likelihood of the God claim? One author claims to have just such an equation and (surprise!) has concluded that God is indeed likely. 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

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

Daniel’s End Times Prediction: a Skeptical Approach

Let’s take a skeptical approach to the “prophecy” in Daniel 9. If he wasn’t predicting the death and second coming of Jesus, just what was he saying? Read more

Dismantling the Noah Story

The movie didn’t care much about the Bible story, so let’s go to the Bible to see what the Noah story really says. It’s actually two stories. Read more

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