A Brief Update

It's been six months since I've posted here, but I haven't just been sitting around, I assure you! Most of my online activity now happens over at Life After God, including the podcast. Here are one or two highlights if you haven't heard the podcast yet.I'm going to be dusting off this blog a little bit and doing a little blogging during the remainder of the summer and then see where we go from there. But before I say more about that, here are a couple of things I'll be doing in the next few … [Read more...]

Jeremy Neill’s God is the deus ex machina

RYGER / Shutterstock.comThis post is part of a new feature from Patheos called Head to Head where our best minds debate the big questions of the day. This week, I am debating the Evangelical Channel’s Jeremy Neill of "Everyday Ethics". The question: does emphasizing the incomprehensible nature of god become an expression of atheism? Or put simply does religious faith require a personal God? This topic was brought to us by James F. McGrath. You can see James’ thoughts at his blog, Expl … [Read more...]

My response to Jeremy Neill’s “A God Who Love and Cares”

RYGER / Shutterstock.comThis post is part of a new feature from Patheos called Head to Head where our best minds debate the big questions of the day. This week, I am debating the Evangelical Channel’s Jeremy Neill of "Everyday Ethics". The question: does emphasizing the incomprehensible nature of god become an expression of atheism? Or put simply does religious faith require a personal God? This topic was brought to us by James F. McGrath. You can see James’ thoughts at his blog, Expl … [Read more...]

Interacting with an Atheist

There have been some thought provoking responses to my Year Without God. I have several that I intend to respond to, even two months after the fact, because I think they engage with some important ideas. There have also been some pretty bad responses. Not bad in that they disagree with me. All sorts of people disagree with me. But bad in the sense that they they don't present very compelling ideas.Last week I shared the Adventist Review's response to me, in the form of a bizarre … [Read more...]

My introduction to William Lane Craig’s brand of apologetics

For those of you who have been having conversations with apologists for a long time will probably roll your eyes at this, but anyway, here goes….Over at the Reasonable Faith podcast, William Lane Craig has been sniping at my Year Without God for the past few months. He started with a podcast devoted to my journey called, The Danger of Trying on Atheism. I won't waste my time or yours trying to straighten out all the mistakes he makes about me and what I'm doing. Suffice it to say that he … [Read more...]