The Jesus Birther Movement

I recently had my attention drawn to a rather bizarre web page, connected with the “Jesus Birther Movement.” They oddly dismiss sources like Josephus because they were written somewhat later than Jesus’ time, as though that is uncommon, or normally means that an author writing slightly after a person’s own time is unlikely to be able to [Read More...]

It Is Still A Lie

The above quote comes from a post by Jim Kidder in a series that is in turn inspired by a series by David Macmillan about being a former young-earth creationist. See too Dan Arel documenting an example of Ken Ham’s dishonesty regarding the Ark Encounter project.   [Read more...]

Jesus the Exception?

While I was traveling recently, lots more appeared in the blogosphere related to the historical Jesus in general, and Bart Ehrman’s book on Christology in particular. Larry Hurtado had a review of the latter published. Jonathan Burke blogged about whether Jesus existed. Cassandra Farrin discussed Jesus’ unique voiceprint. Bart Ehrman has had a series of [Read More...]

A Mature Kind of Faith

The quote is taken from an interview Candida Moss did with The Blaze. [Read more...]

Unreasonable Demand of Antievolutionists

The above image comes from EvolutionEvidence.org, which has a whole page dedicated to intermediate fossils and the evidence they provide for biological evolution. [Read more...]

Bethlehem Fire

Last week I visited the Church of the Nativity with students. Then the pope visited. Now it seems that there has been a minor fire there, which started when a candle tipped over and ignited a curtain. I mention this for a number of reasons, one of which is that I have seen some photos [Read More...]

Cosmos Episode 2: Survival of the Friendliest

I am almost two weeks behind in my watching of and blogging about Cosmos. The second episode does a great job of introducing evolution, beginning with the shift from natural to artificial selection that turned wolves into dogs. DNA is depicted visually in a way that some have not appreciated, but who knows what a [Read More...]

It Is Written and Rewritten

Bruce Gerencser shared another Answers in Genesis cartoon that seems to get things backwards. The Bible has been written and rewritten. There is evidence that individual texts made use of earlier sources, and that authors like the Chronicler or Luke used one or more texts now included in the Bible as sources. The texts were [Read More...]

Evolution of Humans from Non-Humans

“There is literally more fossil evidence that humans evolved from non-humans than there is fossil evidence that Tyrannosaurus rex is a thing.” Quote from the post “Evolution 101: The Missing Link FAQ” on IO9. There are plenty of sites online where you can learn more about the relevant evidence.   [Read more...]

Fragile Faith

When we discussed the debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham in my Sunday school class this past weekend, I highlighted one major reason why Ken Ham’s variety of Christianity disturbs me. For young-earth creationists, exposure to mainstream education, scientific evidence, and a range of viewpoints and the cases for them, is something dangerous that [Read More...]

The #HamOnNye Debate In A Nutshell

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