Help Me Write a Book (and Make Some Videos) This Summer

I have some ambitious goals for this summer. I’ve been putting off writing a book for some time now because, well, there’s so much to tell. I think it has taken me until now to figure out how much to leave out and how much to include. That said, I believe I’m about ready to [Read More…]

Apologetics: Preaching to the Choir

Apologetics isn’t for the lost, it’s for the already saved. Generally speaking, apologetics books and articles are written by Christians and for Christians, no matter who their authors claim are the target audience of their work. The only people who are ever impressed with the arguments therein are people who are already “within the fold.” [Read More…]

Seven Bad Reasons to Believe in the Resurrection of Jesus

Well, it looks like I spoke too soon. Contrary to my previous declaration that Tim Keller was done trying to build a logical case for Christianity and had just moved on to sermonizing, it turns out the second-to-the-last chapter in his apologetics work The Reason for God really did contain one last shot at arguing [Read More…]

Your Religion Is Special, Just Like All the Others

I remember believing that my religion was unlike all other religions in the world. I was taught growing up that Christianity was special. It had something that no other religion had, and that uniqueness spoke to its authenticity. Why uniqueness automatically indicates legitimacy I’m not exactly sure, but somehow it felt like it should. The usual [Read More…]

Tim Keller and the Argument from Morality

Reformed pastor Tim Keller devotes Chapter 9 of The Reason for God to regurgitating the “Argument from Morality,” which essentially states that without a belief in a Supreme Being, there can be no basis for moral restraint among human beings. This argument usually goes in one of two directions: Argument 1: People who don’t profess faith in [Read More…]

The Argument from Misunderstanding How Natural Selection Works

In my last post, I examined four (bad) arguments for the existence of God presented by Tim Keller in Chapter 8 of The Reason for God. I call them the Argument from Inexplicability, the Argument from Fabricated Probabilities, the Argument from Wishing, and the Argument from Regularity. As I’ve often pointed out, not only are arguments [Read More…]

Four (Bad) Reasons for God

When I first picked up Tim Keller‘s book entitled The Reason for God, I did not expect that out of fourteen chapters he would only devote one to offering any actual arguments for the existence of God. I’m not sure what I expected, but after all the hype from my Christian friends and their pleading with me [Read More…]

Changing Gods In Midstream

Halfway through his book The Reason for God, Presbyterian minister Tim Keller pauses for an “intermission” in which he pivots from his previous misrepresentation deconstruction of “the seven biggest objections…people in our culture have about the Christian faith” to lay the groundwork for part two of his book, the part in which he finally gives [Read More…]

For the Bible Tells Me? No.

I don’t have any concrete numbers for this, but I’m fairly certain that most Christians who take up apologetics as either a hobby or a career are inerrantists. By that I mean that they belong to one of those subsets of the Christian faith which believe that the Bible is right, not just about some [Read More…]

What’s Wrong With Asking For a Miracle?

Whenever an inquiring Christian wants to know why I no longer subscribe to his religion, I usually have to spend a significant chunk of my time discounting a number of incorrect assumptions he has about why people leave the faith. People almost always seem to reach for the same non-rational causes: Somebody hurt you once You [Read More…]