In this article, I’m going to respond to an article by William Lane Craig titled “A Christian Perspective on Homosexuality.” The article uses a range of terms that are generally rejected in current discourse including “homosexual,” “practicing homosexual,” and “homosexual lifestyle.” Any good apologist should know that good apologetics begins by avoiding causing unnecessary offense […]
Canada’s equivalent to Christianity Today is a magazine called Faith Today and they just published a review of Jesus Loves Canaanites in their Jan/Feb issue. The brief print review includes two outright falsehoods about the book and a strawman summary of the argument. Faith Today has since posted a slightly longer review. That review is slightly […]
My debate with Aron Ra is now available for your viewing pleasure. It was a cracking exchange that ranged widely over concepts like worldview, epistemology, the ethics of discourse, and yes, biblical violence. ?
Philip Yancey begins chapter four of his most popular book, What’s So Amazing About Grace? with this famous anecdote about C.S. Lewis: “During a British conference on comparative religions, experts from around the world debated what, if any, belief was unique to the Christian faith. They began eliminating possibilities. Incarnation? Other religions had different versions of […]
Many biblical inerrantists limit the term to “faith and morals”: that is, the biblical authors made no errors in terms of their communication on theological and ethical topics. But that more modest inerrancy still fails. For example, multiple biblical authors endorse severe corporal punishment of children, actions we would consider abusive and immoral today. They […]
Vaccines save lives. Even Donald Trump is now promoting the vaccines, much to the chagrin of right-wing “pundits” like Candace Owens. But it is the following tweet from Franklin Graham, son of Billy and president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse which is ostensibly a humanitarian aid organization, that truly took my breath away: Christians around […]
Here is a novel argument to refute naturalism (i.e. the view that only natural things exist). If a person is demon-possessed then naturalism is false. Kenneth Copeland is demon-possessed. Therefore, naturalism is false. Premise 1 is analytically true and the argument is valid, so all I need is a defense of premise 2. And here […]
This year my church invited me to preach on January 2. So of course I preached on the under-reported doctrine of hell. ?
There are certain questions that linger in the shadows of Christian faith. Due to their awkward, difficult, disturbing implications, we are reluctant to ask them. And the Christmas story has been a catalyst for many such questions. For an earlier generation under the sway of modernist skepticism about miracles, the doubts often centered on whether […]
I was just interviewed on the Meet Jesus YouTube channel alongside Phodidas Ndamyumugabea, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide, talking about Rwanda, genocide, and the Canaanites. A unique and very interesting conversation! ?
When I was a kid, I learned to view Christians who challenged my narrow fundamentalist paradigm as ‘liberals’ who were trying to subvert the Gospel. The view was borne by ignorance and an utter lack of charity. These days, when I make a point that challenges fundamentalism. I regularly get catty insults from Christians on […]
Back in August 2021, The Christian Post published an article with the dramatic title “60% of adults under 40 say Jesus isn’t only way to salvation; equal to Buddha, Muhammad.” The article includes the ominous subtitle: “Survey shows pluralistic worldview expanding rapidly among American Christians.” This is a classic example of what I call a […]
Reasonable Faith just posted a short video from William Lane Craig in which the esteemed apologist defends the prospect that God may command Christians today to target people groups in the same way that the ancient Israelites targeted the Canaanites for extermination. In this video, I provide a response. ?