March 29, 2017

Here’s a simple argument that concludes, “Probably, all gods are manmade.” Consider the premises to see if it holds up. Read more

March 27, 2017

Consider two curious events claimed in Matthew to have happened at the time of the crucifixion. Do scholars back up Christians’ claims about them? And how does that empower us to stand up to “alternative facts” in Christian apologetics? Read more

March 25, 2017

Read the strange story of the girlfriend who wasn’t there, and see how Christians can be similarly fooled. Read more

March 23, 2017

We don’t think like Mr. Spock. Biases and rationalizations and errors make our reasoning imperfect. Understanding those imperfections can help those of us trying to get others to change an intellectual position. Read more

March 20, 2017

Creationists often say that DNA’s complexity is proof of God, but there are many examples in nature and math of complex coming from simple. Read more

March 18, 2017

Science rarely lines up for the benefit of the Christian apologist . . . but is this one of those cases? DNA dictates how to make living cells, which are very complicated. DNA works like software. Is it evidence of God the programmer? Read more

March 16, 2017

Here’s a thought experiment. I doubt it would convince a Christian to change his religion … but shouldn’t it? Read more

March 14, 2017

When the conversation turns to the reliability of the New Testament, the number of manuscript copies is likely to enter the conversation. 25,000 copies. That is indeed a lot, but it’s irrelevant. Read more

March 10, 2017

The New Testament has several important disputed passages. We’ll look at the long ending of Mark here. While historians have some clever tools for deciding between two traditions, the evidence is a little more precarious than one might hope. Read more

March 7, 2017

Let’s revisit the question of God’s hiddenness. A popular Christian apologist has some new ideas that need a response. Read more

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