My latest debate was recorded today on Modern Day Debate: Matt Dillahunty and myself debating the relative value of humanism and Christianity. ?
Did Brian McLaren Stay Christian?
In his new book Do I Stay Christian? Brian McLaren offers reasons to leave the faith and remain within it. In this video, I offer a reflection on the book and a consideration of the final question: Did Brian McLaren Stay Christian? ?
Does Atheism Inspire You? A Reflection on Last Chance U
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 […]
Will Truth Win Out? My Interview with “When Belief Dies”
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. ?
Christianity Vindicated?: A Review of The Rational Faith Part 2
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 […]
Why a meaningful life is not the same thing as a life that does (or does not) go on forever
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.
Can Stryper be heavy metal if they are Christian?
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.
My Debate with David Smalley on the Rationality of Christianity
Today, I appeared on Modern Day Debate to debate David Smalley on whether a person can be rational to accept Christian belief:
Debating David Smalley on the Rationality of Christianity
Having once been a Christian doesn’t mean you understand Christianity
The extraordinary claim that Christianity is irrational
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 […]
Should you be able to say when you wouldn’t be a Christian in order to be a Christian?
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 […]
Muslims and Christians Pray to the Same God
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 […]
On the Pseudo-Piety of Shutting Down Questioning By Asking Who Are You, O Man?
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, […]