A short overview of two different ways to think about hell inspired by a warning sign in a bathroom. ?
The Tentative Apologist
A conservative Christian told me he was invited to sign the card for a newly married gay couple in his office. He avoided doing so because he doesn’t believe in gay marriage. I suggested just signing “Best wishes!” because Christians are called to wish the best to everyone. He was worried that this would be […]
Should Christians accept the doctrine of the Trinity? Not according to philosopher Dale Tuggy. In this episode, Tuggy explains and defends his unitarian understanding of the doctrine of God. Check out Dale’s book What is the Trinity? https://amzn.to/3QFu4Pp (promoted link) ?
I was really grateful for Doug Groothuis’s willingness to debate the topic of progressive Christianity with me on Unbelievable though I was admittedly disappointed (but not surprised) that he declined to defend Alisa Childers’ thesis that progressive Christianity is another religion. ?
In two minutes, I rebut the notion that progressive Christians are non-creedal. ?
One of my Twitter followers, Matthew, directed me to a new article posted yesterday by Christian apologist Natasha Crain titled “How Mainstream Media Gaslights Christians (and Everyone Else Who Disagrees with Them).” In the article, Crain points out that the “mainstream media” is biased. While that is true as far as it goes, Crain doesn’t […]
There is arguably no religious community that talks more about “truth” and “defending truth” than evangelical Christians. And yet, from Trump’s big lie and QAnon to the ubiquity of urban legends, evangelicals have shown themselves to be fatuous and often culpably complicit in spreading harmful misinformation. Alas, the falsehoods they spread about progressive Christians are […]
Someone asked me: “taking Childers’ claim that ‘Progressive Christianity is another religion,’ do you think it’s possible to ‘fix’ it somehow to make it something you could agree with?” I understand the spirit of the question: we should definitely strive to find agreement where we can. However, Childers’ thesis is not salvagable. As I demonstrate […]
According to Article IX of the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, the human authors of Scripture were fully trustworthy in all that they “were moved to speak and write” and were wholly without “distortion or falsehood.” But is that true? ?
When I was in high school, I wanted to be a rock star. And even if I had given up that dream by 1992, I still kept writing songs just for fun. By 1993, I decided that I wanted to record some of them for posterity. So I went over to my friend Lyle’s house […]
Since Jesus Loves Canaanites was released, I have been asked on several occasions about Michael Heiser’s claim that the Canaanite conquest should be viewed as an attempt to eradicate subhuman descendents of the nephilim. Here is Heiser’s own summary of the view: “My view is that it wasn’t indiscriminate at all, and that wholesale genocide wasn’t the […]
I just had an interesting convo on the James is Tired YouTube channel talking about LGBT issues, progressive Christianity, Ravi Zacharias, and more! And all in 30 minutes! ?