Reply to a reader having a crisis of faith

A reader having a crisis of faith sent me an e-mail describing his situation; with permission I’m posting excerpts from it with my responses: [Read more...]

A telling comment from Pat Robertson

When I first heard this I was like, “pfft, that’s no surprise,” but this statement from Pat Robertson is really quite telling: [Read more...]

Rick Warren’s son is neither in heaven nor in hell

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I just caught word that Rick Warren’s 27 year old son has committed suicide. This is obviously tragic and yet… it’s hard not to think about the theological problem this creates for Christians like Warren, which was apparently referenced obliquely in a statement Warren put out. From The Christian Post (emphasis mine): [Read more...]

Sam Harris vs. Glenn Greenwald on Islam

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As a huge fan of both Sam Harris and Glenn Greenwald, I feel like I ought to comment on this exchange. I’m a little unsure what to say though, because Greenwald’s points are a mixture of plausible and nonsensical. [Read more...]

Keith Parsons’ “Taxonomy of Interlocutors”

Yesterday, Keith Parson’s posted a very interesting “Taxonomy of Interlocutors.” The first and last categories, “The Troll” and “The Rational Responder,” are self-explanatory, but what makes the post noteworthy is what Parsons puts in-between: [Read more...]

This Easter would be a great time to download my book debunking the Resurrection

For all those who have somehow not been drawn in by the big button that says “Free Ebooks” at the top of the page, this would be a great time to download my book UFOs, Ghosts, and a Rising God: Debunking the Resurrection of Jesus, which I’ve made available for download in exchange for whatever [Read More...]

Review: Candida Moss’ The Myth of Persecution

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Last week, I offered readers a deal of blogging about books if someone is willing to buy them for me off my Amazon wishlist. Here is the first post stemming from that offer: a review of Candida Moss’ The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom. [Read more...]

Lee Strobel’s The Case for Faith is really a great book to read if you’re just getting into atheist/Christian debates

I feel odd saying this, but another thing I remembered when thinking about how Martin Luther was made out to be a hero when I was in school is where I did learn about Luther’s antisemitism from: Lee Strobel’s book The Case for Faith. [Read more...]

What did you learn about Luther & the Reformation in school?

One thing I totally forgot to talk about in yesterday’s post on Martin Luther and antisemitism is that when I was in school–public school in the United States, mind you, which isn’t supposed to endorse one religion over another–Luther was presented as a great guy. [Read more...]


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