How to install killfiles for blog comments in Firefox (and Chrome?)

Hey everybody: I moderate comments lightly here, and intend to continue with that policy. However, I want to accommodate readers who may get sick of particular other commenters and want to not have to read their comments. So: for those of you who use Firefox, I recommend this: [Read more...]

Weekend recap: civility, William Lane Craig, and more!

So… I hadn’t planned to do more on William Lane Craig after finishing the initial post series, but then I decided I needed to go back and make extra-clear my reasons for calling him dishonest. I did this in two posts, first analyzing his misrepresentations of his debate opponents and then analyzing his case for [Read More...]

Must you always respect other people?

In a comment on my previous post in civility, Dan Fincke linked to this older post of his, where he wrote: [Read more...]

Alternatives to the word “stupid”

After my post semi-defending the use of the word “stupid” in arguments, I feel obligated to say that after thinking about it a bit more, I think “silly,” “absurd,” and “ridiculous” can mostly do the work of “stupid,” without the unfortunate baggage. I’m not promising to absolutely never use the word “stupid” in arguments again, [Read More...]

What’s the best way to record Skype calls?

I feel very silly for not asking this questions two weeks ago, but what’s the best way to record Skype calls? I’m especially interested in answers from people who have experience making podcasts. From Google, it looks like there are a lot of options out there, and I’d be happy with anything free as long [Read More...]

“Stupid”

In the discussion of his comment policy, Dan Fincke made a comment which gave me pause (thanks to Ophelia for bringing it to my attention): [Read more...]

Weekend recap: my series on William Lane Craig is finished!

Wee! So I’m now completely done with my series on William Lane Craig, and also with the bigger series I began at the start of the month on arguments for the existence of God. Here’s the complete series on Craig: [Read more...]

Writing advice?

I’ve been meaning for awhile to start a thread for people to share their writing advice. I’m finally doing it because next week at my job, I’m supposed to teach the kids writing. While I apparently have some idea of what I’m doing as a writer since all of you read my blog, I’m not always very [Read More...]

Are you a postcast listener? Give me input on creating mine

Hey everybody, I’m planning soon-ish to start doing a podcast series based around me interviewing, well, whoever is both (a) someone I think would be interesting and (b) will agree to be interviewed. But I’m not a huge listener of podcasts, so I want people who are to give me input on how to do [Read More...]


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