Archives for September 2013

Finally: my ideological Turing test Christian round strategy

At long last, Leah Libresco has posted the answer key for this year’s ideological Turing test, so now I can finally talk about my strategy for my entry on the Christian side. When Leah suggested making the topics for this year’s polyamory and euthanasia, I begged her to do it. Which in retrospect may have [Read More…]

William Lane Craig gets something right

Let it never be said I can’t find something nice to say about anybody. Sort of. From William Lane Craig’s book On Guard, which I bought on Kindle awhile ago but only recently started reading: A person who has been raised in a culture that is sympathetic to the Christian faith will be open to [Read More…]

Guest post by Pope Francis

Not really. But it seems like everyone is talking about Pope Francis’ recent remarks on gays (and abortion and contraception), but I haven’t seen any bloggers actually post his remarks in full, so I’m going to go ahead and do that. The remarks come from a much longer interview, in response to a question specifically [Read More…]

What’s the deal with the Beloved Disciple in the Gospel of John?

Recently, I picked up Richard Bauckham’s book Jesus and the Eyewitnesses, a book I’ve seen heavily touted recently by some Christian apologists. Part of my reason for picking it up was just because I had trouble telling, from the apologists’ description, what exactly Bauckham was arguing. It turns out that much of the book devoted [Read More…]

Programming note

I was camping over Labor Day weekend, and then got home to a rather stressful situation involving my plans to move out of my apartment. Nothing for any readers to worry about, except it threw a wrench in my plans to get a few blog posts out before getting back from camping. Expect a few [Read More…]