This past Thursday night, I attended a public lecture titled “Science as a Barrier to the Gospel?” by Arnold Sikkema, Professor of Physics at Trinity Western University in Langley, BC (my alma mater). The lecture was sponsored by the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation of which Sikkema is a past president. General Thoughts There was much […]
The Tentative Apologist
When Christian Apologists Defend Kidnapping Girls
Yesterday, I posted the following tweet: Numbers 31 describes Israelite soldiers slaughtering Midianite civilians and seizing Midianite virgin girls, many of whom would be 12-13 years old, for their soldiers. This is no different than Boko Haram. Don't let evangelical apologists gaslight you. — The Tentative Apologist (@RandalRauser) March 23, 2023 Among the replies the […]
Progressive Christianity on Apocalypse Here: Debriefing a Debate
My latest interview with the Here Apocalypse YouTube Channel covers a range of issues concerning progressive Christianity and the evangelical misinformation peddlers. ?
My Progressive Christianity Debate with David Wolcott
Over the last year, I have been seeking for an evangelical apologist who is willing to defend in debate Alisa Childers’ claim that progressive Christianity is another religion. Last week, David Wolcott agreed. Here is the debate hosted by Tim Hull:
Being a Christian When You Don’t Believe It’s True? The Capturing Christianity Interview
This morning, I was interviewed on Capturing Christianity discussing The Doubters’ Creed. Check it out: ?
Red Pen Avoidance: How Evangelical Apologists Avoid the Main Issue
In this video, I critique a video by Red Pen Logic which distracts from the problems with the prolife movement and biblical violence. Note, in the video I reference God commanding the killing of Midianites in Numbers 31. Technically, Moses commanded their killing but God presumably approves because he then directs the division of the […]
Pantheism Paranoia! Deconstructing Alisa Childers’ Misinformation
Alisa Childers is spreading misinformation and promoting paranoia with regard to the concepts of pantheism and panentheism. In this video, I offer a reply. ?
Frank Turek Claims Atheists Are Beyond Salvation
In this video, we deconstruct a clip in which Frank Turek argues that Romans 1 teaches that genuine atheists cannot be saved. God has given up on them and they are all going to hell. For my full critique of the Rebellion Thesis see my book Is the Atheist My Neighbor? https://amzn.to/41w7PBl (promoted) ?
Are Progressives Like Me Going to Hell? A Response to Sean McDowell and Tom Gilson
Tom Gilson has posted a critique of my critique of Sean McDowell. Now I post a critique of Gilson’s critique of my critique of Sean McDowell. ?
Sean McDowell’s Radical Sectarian Attack on Progressive Christians
Sean McDowell claims progressive Christianity is another religion. But in fact, his argument implies a radical fracturing of Christendom in which any Christian who doesn’t accept his conservative American evangelical beliefs does not count as a Christian. ?
How Alisa Childers Hopes Rachel Held Evans Got Saved Before She Died
In my latest video, I review a podcast in which Alisa Childers talks about how she thinks Rachel Held Evans was not a Christian but she still hopes Evans repented and was saved before she died. Be careful, this may raise your blood pressure. ?
Christianity Without Belief? Appearing on a Call In Show
Today, I appeared on a podcast with a call in show talking about my latest book The Doubters’ Creed. Things got spicy during the call in. You can listen to it at this link. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS
Not Another Gospel: A Rebuttal to the False Teaching of Alisa Childers
In the last three years, Alisa Childers has become a key conservative evangelical influencer. But her popular 2020 book “Another Gospel?” promotes a false and harmful thesis about progressive Christian brothers and sisters. ?
Top Five Fears of a Fundamentalist Childhood
From the terror of committing the unforgiveable sin to the anguish of the lake of fire, these are the top five fears of a fundamentalist childhood! ?