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The Religious Foundation of Groundhog Day

Groundhogs and their connection with Christianity

Groundhog Day (February 2) is a day when we can celebrate some old wives’ tale about groundhogs seeing their shadow, but few know about the religious foundation of this holiday. [Read more...]

It’s a Pro-Slavery Free-For-All!

American slave auction, 1619

That God allows slavery in the Old Testament is one of the stickier issues Christian apologists deal with, but instead of dealing with it honestly, some want to ignore the difficult parts. Take a look at what they don’t want you to know. [Read more...]

A Deist Argument Is Inadequate

Do the Christian apologetics point to God any more than Zeus?

Consider some of the popular science-y Christian apologetics: the Cosmological, Teleological, and Design Arguments, for example. They all share a flaw that gets too little attention. [Read more...]

God’s Kryptonite

God can’t handle iron chariots

If anything is unchanging, God should be. But our picture of God (all powerful, omniscient, omnipresent) doesn’t represent the God you get out from the Old Testament. Back in God’s youth, he was a lot weaker than he is now. Consider two examples from the Bible. [Read more...]

Pushback on Abortion

More on the abortion question

My post in honor of the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade has gotten a response. It’s more supportive than many Christian responses. Let’s take a look. [Read more...]

A Defense of Abortion Rights: The Spectrum Argument

Responding to the Christian view that abortion is forbidden

“Abortion means the death of a baby!” That’s true only if you say that a newborn baby is no different than the single cell that it came from. But this denies a spectrum of personhood that we all acknowledge. [Read more...]

Argument from Design Busted!

How DNA is like a Rube Goldberg machine

DNA is marvelously complicated, but mere complexity can make us miss the real issues. When we examine DNA and the sloppy way it’s put together, the Argument from Design collapses. [Read more...]

The Perplexing Monty Hall Problem and How It Undercuts Christianity

how the Monty Hall Problem relates to Christianity

One of the three doors has a car behind it. You pick one, and the game show host reveals that one of the other two is a goat. Knowing that there’s a total of two goats and one car, do you switch? [Read more...]

Design Hypothesis: DNA and Dysteleology

Creationism, evolution, and the Design Hypothesis

Teleology says that life shows the hand of a designer; dysteleology says the reverse. Four aspects of DNA—the c-value enigma, pseudogenes, endogenous retroviruses, and atavisms—make a clear case for the latter. [Read more...]

How Likely the Jesus Miracle Stories?

Weighing souls, like we must weigh the evidence for God and Jesus

How can probability be used to help clarify the God question? A quick (and easy) summary of Bayes Theorem will provide a useful tool in weighing competing claims. [Read more...]

The Cross Examined Podcast!

Sign up for the Cross Examined podcast at iTunes

I’m now podcasting this blog. If you prefer to listen to a podcast so you can multitask, this may be a fit for you. [Read more...]

Rationalizing Away the “Canaanite Problem” (2 of 2)

Jesus and the Canaanite woman

Let’s conclude our look at Greg Koukl’s analysis of the Problem of Evil. We’re on the same page that this is a tough problem for Christianity, but I’m not sure that his resolution is as complete as he thinks. [Read more...]


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