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.
Following the release of Stryper’s new album “Even the Devil Believes,” popular heavy metal website blabbermouth.net posted a review which praises the musicianship and musicality, but gives the album a poor review because of uplifting Christian lyrics that allegedly contradict the spirit of rock and roll. In this video, I offer my response.
Today, I appeared on Modern Day Debate to debate David Smalley on whether a person can be rational to accept Christian belief:
This happens a lot: atheists online tell me that my beliefs are “absurd” or (only slightly more charitably) that I’m “irrational”. Here is an example of an exchange with a gentleman named Steven Tiger. He begins by taking the view that Christianity is ridiculous. Then he modifies it to the view that it is irrational […]
This morning, I posted the following as a tweet: Atheists often challenge me by asking the conditions under which I would reject the Bible as God’s Word, or say that God isn’t perfectly good or conclude that Christianity isn’t true. The assumption is that if I don’t provide those conditions, the faith I now have […]
I’ve addressed this question before (on several occasions) but I thought this brief tweet I posted might be of interest to some to carry the conversation forward: Muslims & Christians both refer to the same being when they say “God”. If they weren’t, then they wouldn’t be disagreeing about whether that being is triune or […]
This morning, I tweeted my old (2012) review of David Lamb’s book God Behaving Badly. The review includes an extensive critique of Lamb’s attempt to rationalize and baptize biblical violence. Not surprisingly, I received a pseudo-pious reply from some self-righteous fellow who actually had the temerity to begin with “Who are you, o man?”. Who are you, […]
In my experience, atheists and Christians commonly strawman each other. For example, the atheist criticizing Christianity assumes Christianity includes a narrow exclusivism with eternal conscious torment so that, for example, the 10-year-old Jewish girl who dies in Auschwitz goes straight to hell. Such a view has nothing, per se, to do with Christianity. To be […]
A few weeks ago, I heard that Netflix has a new comedy show featuring a gay Jesus. So I said, “Yeah, no thanks,” and got on with my day. Yesterday, I learned that a boycott of Netflix was trending on Twitter spurred on by Christians outraged at that show. So I tweeted: So now #cancelonetflix […]
Yesterday, Sean McDowell posted a tweet about Joshua Harris no longer calling himself a Christian: Sean McDowell: Joshua Harris apologizes to the LGBTQ community and announces he is no longer a follower of Jesus: (link: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0ZBrNLH2sl/) instagram.com/p/B0ZBrNLH2sl/ This prompted me to reply: Randal: Let’s be precise, please. I don’t know where he’s at, but he […]
This morning, I read the following tweet: Christianity is not a religion, let alone one religion among many. It is God's good news for the world. – John Stott (The Gospel: A Life-Changing Message) — Bruxy Cavey (@Bruxy) July 20, 2019 It’s a common refrain among some Christians. Christianity is not a religion, it’s […]