I will be debating Dan Barker right before Christmas on the topic “Is the Christian God Worthy of Worship?” Barker’s recent book God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction will undoubtedly be a big part of the discussion.
The Tentative Apologist
In this video, I critique Greg Koukl’s reading of Romans 1 in which he impugns atheists, agnostics, those of “false religion” and anyone else who doesn’t accept Koukl’s understanding of the existence and nature of God with maximal conviction.
This article continues my survey of how atheism relates to other (commonly associated) concepts. Previously, I addressed skepticism and materialism. In this installment, we take on scientism. Over the years, the great naturalist E.O. Wilson has appeared to court deism. But deism is merely a footnote in his book Consilience. The beating heartbeat of that […]
Well, this is the highlight of the year for my website: it is time, again, for my annual fundraiser for the Against Malaria Foundation, one of the most efficient and impactful charities in the world! This year, I made a video (featured below) with an interview with Rob Mather, the founder, and CEO of the […]
This is the second article in my new series exploring the relationship between atheism and various other commonly associated ideas. In the first article, I explore the link between atheism and skepticism. In this article, we look at the relationship between atheism and materialism. What is the relationship between atheism and the philosophy of materialism? […]
There is a popular notion that doubt and skepticism are specially linked to atheism. But is that borne out by the evidence or is it just a bit of branding based on a limited selection of doubt? It is also very common to find atheism being linked to skepticism. There is a popular narrative that […]
This morning, I joined John Morehead of the Multifaith Matters Podcast in a conversation on effective apologetics and meaningful conversation. Check it out here.
Christmas comes early this year! You can now download for FREE the latest mini-monograph in the Cambridge Elements series, world-renowned philosopher of religion John Schellenberg’s Monotheism and the Rise of Science. The book is available until December 7th! Download it here.
In this video, I recount an alleged case of demonic oppression that I experienced in June 1993. I originally recount this case in my 2011 article “Awake in Japan.”
Christians sometimes argue that life is only meaningful if it goes on forever. Atheists sometimes argue that life is only meaningful if it doesn’t go on forever. They’re both wrong.
Last year, I sponsored a fundraiser for the Against Malaria Foundation that pitted skeptics against Christians. The U.S. fundraiser raised $660 (US funds) while the Canadian-based fundraiser raised $1250 (Canadian funds). I plan to launch another fundraiser this year on Giving Tuesday (December 1). However, my goal this year is to double both totals. And to […]