The first season of Last Chance U: Basketball just launched on Netflix a month ago. It is a spinoff of the familiar Last Chance U series which devotes each season to the football program of a junior college where struggling students are trying to make it. The setting is ripe for inspiration, drama, and disappointment: all the […]
The Tentative Apologist
I was recently interviewed by the Beyond Belief blog. You can read the review in two parts: Part 1 and Part 2.
In this video, I offer a reflection on cognitive closure (the limitations of our minds to grasp reality) and the implications that fact has for epistemic humility. ?
Here is my recent podcast interview on the “When Belief Dies” podcast. This was a lot of fun: amiable, spirited, and probing the deep questions. You can also listen via Spotify, Apple or other platforms. ?
Jason A. Crook. The Rational Faith: A Review of the Evidence for Christianity. 2020, 267 pp. If you have read the first installment of my review of Jason Crook’s new book The Rational Faith (for Part 1 see here) then you know that I got sidetracked by outlining my disagreement with the way Crook sets up […]
Jason A. Crook. The Rational Faith: A Review of the Evidence for Christianity. 2020, 267 pp. In his new book The Rational Faith, Jason Crook, an international business lawyer by trade, turns his attention to developing an apologetic of the Christian faith. The book consists of nine chapters and seeks to build a systematic apologetic that Christianity […]
A friend of mine just sent me this picture of a church sign. While this seems like an easy target for fundamentalist irrationalism, there is a very plausible charitable interpretation. (By the way, given the number of fake church signs out there, I did a quick google search and confirmed that Paoli Wesleyan is, at […]
I am happy to report that Conversations with My Inner Atheist was featured in the March/April edition of Faith Today, Canada’s flagship evangelical magazine (i.e. the Great White North’s answer to Christianity Today). Here is the review. Clearly, if you’ve been holding off on reading the book, you better act now! You wouldn’t want Amazon […]
This article is constructed from three tweets I posted on Twitter this morning. Some folk are outraged by Rand Paul’s provocative framing of sex reassignment surgery as “genital mutilation”. I’m not a Rand Paul fan by any stretch, and I’m aware of the manifold trauma experienced by transgender folk. But mutilation means “infliction of severe […]
This is a wide-ranging interview I address several topics including faith and politics, culture, personal testimony, and the dangers of apologetics. ?
In this conversation, we hear the story of how Jimmy Akin, Senior Apologist at Catholic Answers, converted to the Roman Catholic Church. We close off with a fascinating discussion about his eclectic podcast Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World. ?