In this video, I offer a critique of William Lane Craig’s recent defense of the Canaanite conquest which amounts to a failed attempt to defend ethnic cleansing and genocide. ?
Paul Copan and Matthew Flannagan offer extensive critiques of my views in their book Did God Really Command Genocide? In turn, I devoted most of a chapter on what I called “The Just War Interpreters” to an extensive critique of their ‘kinder, gentler’ interpretation of the Canaanite genocide by demonstrating that it collapses into ethnic cleansing […]
My interview on The Analytic Christian regarding Jesus Loves Canaanites. ?
My latest podcast takes on the Capitol riots. In this podcast, I respond to American Atheist’s statement that the Capitol insurrectionists were “Christian terrorists. Full stop.” Not so fast, American Atheist, it’s a bit more complicated than that. You can listen to it here.
In this video, I argue that in the same way that we can appreciate professional wrestling as performance even if it is not a conventional sport, so we can appreciate non-historical aspects of the biblical narrative even if they are not literally true. ?
Frank Turek claims that atheists “steal from God.” In this video, I explain how Turek’s argument is based on a strawman of atheistic and a very uncharitable metaphorical framing of atheism conceptual reflection in terms of criminal theft. ?
William Lane Craig recently devoted an episode of his Reasonable Faith Podcast to one of my videos in which he offered a critical response to some of my comments on his book Reasonable Faith and his ministry more generally. One of the points I raise is the way that his close alignment with the Republican Party […]
Yesterday, I was a guest on the Bob Dutko Show (WMUZ, Detroit) to discuss Jesus Loves Canaanites. I’ve been on Bob’s show several times over the years and I always enjoy it. Speaking with Bob is a challenge as he is a conservative talk radio host who has supported Donald Trump, calls BLM a “Marxist group” […]
One of my students pointed out that William Lane Craig recently responded to one of my videos. (It turns out someone does watch my YouTube channel! ) You can listen here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/reasonable-faith-podcast/id252618197?i=1000526272746
Today, I posted the following poll on Twitter: Christianity requires a historical Adam and Eve. — Tentative Apologist (@RandalRauser) July 14, 2021 We can approach the question like this: imagine that it turns out that the following Christian doctrines are true: a triune God exists, he created all that exists, and the second person of […]
A parent once asked me whether The Passion of the Christ would be appropriate viewing for his ten-year-old child. I replied by asking if he thought the infamous ten-minute torture-ear amputation scene in Reservoir Dogs would be appropriate. The fact that you interpret some violent event as having religious significance doesn’t magically make it appropriate […]
To Lee Strobel and Sean McDowell, I am writing to you concerning your endorsements of Alisa Childers’ book Another Gospel? Mr. McDowell, you referred to the book as “a timely must-read book.” And Mr. Strobel, you actually wrote the forward to the book and you claim that Childers “fearlessly confronts the distortions and outright falsehoods […]
I just finished reading Alisa Childers’ book Another Gospel?. It is a hugely popular book that came out a year ago and has almost two thousand Amazon.com reviews. As I will note briefly below, it does have some diamonds embedded in the coal. But there is a lot of coal. Indeed, this is one of […]
Last week, I hosted Counter Apologist on my YouTube channel. This week, he returned the favor and we had a wide-ranging discussion about rationality, dialogue, and other matters. ?