This morning, I received a comment on my February 2019 article “Christians cannot sit on the fence concerning Ravi Zacharias.” It reminded me that even with the most recent shocking revelations about Ravi sexually abusing young women at his massage parlours (see here and here), there will always be people willing to defend the man […]
In this video, I consider the lamentable Bible reading of Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon) as he uses biblical passages out of context as a pretext to get the town to lift their ban on school dances. All from the classic 1984 teen movie Footloose.
In this article, I continue my series on atheism. In the previous installment, we looked at the relationship between atheism and scientism. In this installment, we consider the relationship between atheism and free-thought. Note, this article is in part based on my article “The Myth of the Free-thought Parent.” Next, we turn to free-thought, a […]
I will be debating Dan Barker right before Christmas on the topic “Is the Christian God Worthy of Worship?” Barker’s recent book God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction will undoubtedly be a big part of the discussion.
In this video, I critique Greg Koukl’s reading of Romans 1 in which he impugns atheists, agnostics, those of “false religion” and anyone else who doesn’t accept Koukl’s understanding of the existence and nature of God with maximal conviction.
This article continues my survey of how atheism relates to other (commonly associated) concepts. Previously, I addressed skepticism and materialism. In this installment, we take on scientism. Over the years, the great naturalist E.O. Wilson has appeared to court deism. But deism is merely a footnote in his book Consilience. The beating heartbeat of that […]
Well, this is the highlight of the year for my website: it is time, again, for my annual fundraiser for the Against Malaria Foundation, one of the most efficient and impactful charities in the world! This year, I made a video (featured below) with an interview with Rob Mather, the founder, and CEO of the […]
This is the second article in my new series exploring the relationship between atheism and various other commonly associated ideas. In the first article, I explore the link between atheism and skepticism. In this article, we look at the relationship between atheism and materialism. What is the relationship between atheism and the philosophy of materialism? […]
There is a popular notion that doubt and skepticism are specially linked to atheism. But is that borne out by the evidence or is it just a bit of branding based on a limited selection of doubt? It is also very common to find atheism being linked to skepticism. There is a popular narrative that […]
This morning, I joined John Morehead of the Multifaith Matters Podcast in a conversation on effective apologetics and meaningful conversation. Check it out here.