Lessons from New Age Thinking

A New Age professional tells the story of her gradual embrace of science and provides insights into the appeal of thinking that is so foreign to most of us. [Read more…]

Disambiguation: Legend, Myth, and More

How are legend and myth different? Doctrine and dogma? Religion and superstition? Let’s clarify some of these fundamental terms. [Read more…]

A Distillation of Crazy

A prominent apologist succinctly summarized how the Christian worldview is better than the atheist one. Let’s take a look at how well his argument holds up. [Read more…]

In Which I Experience a Miracle. Or Not.

I’ll share with you a remarkable message from God to me … or perhaps it was just a curious coincidence. You decide. [Read more…]

OK, Smart Guy—YOU Tell Us What Happened

Is the gospel story true? That’s far too big a claim with far too little evidence to support it. But instead of attacking the Christian claims, I’ll be in the host seat this time and will propose a hypothesis to explain the facts. [Read more…]

Correcting Misinformation While Minimizing the Backfire Effect

The Backfire Effect causes someone to double down on their position when attacked. Here are ways to correct the misinformation without triggering the Backfire Effect. [Read more…]

The Backfire Effect: When Accurate Information Is a Miscalculation

When someone has a false belief, what do you do? You try to correct it, right? Be careful—your efforts may backfire. [Read more…]

The Evolving Jesus Story

The gospel story grew with time, and the New Testament books themselves record this evolution. [Read more…]

Responding to “10 Myths About God” (3 of 3)

Let’s wrap up our critique of a Christian series of videos that reject ten myths about God. [Read more…]

“Does God Exist?” Debate: Rand Wagner vs. Bob Seidensticker

Here’s the video of my recent debate on the question, “Does God exist?” [Read more…]

The Perfect Gift for the Christian or Atheist on Your List

If I might be so bold, I’d like to suggest my own books as gifts this year. [Read more…]

’Tis the Season!

It’s Christmas time! Here are a few Christmas-themed posts from the vault. [Read more…]