I am going to highlight the moral incoherence of Christian conservatives who rail against abortion as a great evil while defending biblical atrocities. Case in point, yesterday a fellow named Steven Ullmer posted the following moral indictment of abortion, referencing “innocent blood”: Part of my response to Mr. Ullmer included a pointed challenge to his […]
Talking Theology with the Godless Granny
My latest interview is with the Godless Granny. Check it out! ?
Are Transwomen Women?
There are few social and ethical debates today as controversial as those that swirl around the simple statement “Transwomen are women.” Here is an argument against the statement in the form of modus ponens. If transwomen are women then the cis man who refuses to date transwomen in principle is a transphobe. The cis man […]
Progressive Christianity on the Counsel of Trent Podcast
“In this episode Trent sits down with Protestant theologian Randal Rauser to discuss his book Progressive Christians Love Jesus Too and his response to fellow Protestant Alisa Childer’s criticism of progressive Christianity.” ?
Apologetic Dilettantes and Epistemic Humility
One of the most important and least appreciated virtues of a good (Christian) apologist is epistemic humility. In particular, Christian apologists have a bad reputation for memorizing factoids about fields in which they are ignorant and tacitly claiming an expertise and authority they wholly lack as they build their case for Christianity. A wonderful example […]
From Atheist to Young Earth Creationist: An Interview with Denis Lamoureux (Part 1)
Professor Denis Lamoureux became an atheist in his early 20s. Then he converted to Christianity and became a young earth creationist. Eventually, he became an evolutionary creationist. Along the way, he acquired three doctorates: a DDS and two PhDs. Here is part 1 of our interview: ?
A Burning Issue: How My View of Hell Has Changed
To learn more about my theological autobiography, check out my book “What’s So Confusing About Grace?” https://amzn.to/3KZA2cC ?
Arguing with Jesus? Calling Out Evangelical Hypocrisy on Gay Marriage
The other day, I posted a tweet critiquing Frank Turek. I thought the gist of the critique was rather obvious. Tom Gilson did not think so, apparently, and so he posted a perplexed response asking what I was trying to do and whether I was just being “sarcastic.” What are you arguing for here, Randal? Obviously […]
Living in the Greatest Plot Twist Ever: A Sermon
I preached this sermon at my church on April 16, 2023. ?
Debriefing the Ehrman/Bass Debate
Last week, Christian apologist Justin Bass debated methodological naturalist and agnostic apologist Bart Ehrman on the resurrection. It did not go well. Here is my debrief. ?
The Trauma of Hell Doctrine: A Conversation with Mark Karris
In this interview, I discuss religious trauma with therapist Mark Karris with a special focus on the trauma created by the doctrines of a wrathful god, total depravity, and hell as eternal conscious torment. ?
Does Paul’s Epistle to the Romans Imply There are no Actual Atheists?
This is a guest post by Arnaldo Santos. Note, Greek text in original quotes has been transliterated into English. Introduction It has become fashionable in certain evangelical circles to use Paul’s letter to the Romans to support the assertion that every single human being on earth (including atheists) knows God exists. Even though some scholars argue that […]
Debriefing the Matt Dillahunty Debate
Today, I was on SJ Thomason’s channel debriefing my debate with Matt Dillahunty: ?
Humanism vs. Christianity: My Latest Debate with Matt Dillahunty
My latest debate was recorded today on Modern Day Debate: Matt Dillahunty and myself debating the relative value of humanism and Christianity. ?