There are certain questions that linger in the shadows of Christian faith. Due to their awkward, difficult, disturbing implications, we are reluctant to ask them. And the Christmas story has been a catalyst for many such questions. For an earlier generation under the sway of modernist skepticism about miracles, the doubts often centered on whether […]
Conversations with My Inner Atheist
In my latest video, I address the fact that some accounts of exorcism within the Gospels are described in a manner suggestive of epilepsy. With that in mind, I summarize three ways to think about this: first, it could be that these were simply exorcisms and that the presentation of demon possession is similar to […]
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 […]
My interview with Micah Edvenson of the Crusade Against Ignorance YouTube channel. This was a fun and wide-ranging interview with topics including apologetics, biblical violence, hell, and heavy metal.
This article provides a brief general introduction to my most recent book. I grew up in a church in which the status of your Christian faith was measured by the strength of your conviction. The serious Christian knew all the answers and had no doubts. And so, when I began to have doubts and to […]
I was recently interviewed on The Graceful Atheist Podcast. It’s a great podcast: in a time of loud voices and hardened opinions, David does a first-rate job of encouraging thoughtful and meaningful conversation across deep ideological divides. Check it out!
You can read the chapter on this topic from my new book over at Strange Notions. Check it out!
This past Sunday, I made a brief guest appearance on the “Skeptics and Seekers” Podcast. In my five-minute spot, I introduced my new book and then offered my thoughts on the big ethical question that was the focus of this episode. You can listen to it here and my spot comes right after the introduction.
Yesterday, I appeared on the David C. Smalley Podcast (formerly known as “Dogma Debate”). The conversation goes for 2.5 hours (!) and the first hour and a bit is available to everyone. The longer version is available to Patreon supporters. In the first part of the conversation, we talked about rationality, plausibility frameworks, and the […]
The first review for Conversations with My Inner Atheist is out. Counter Apologist got a copy yesterday and reviewed it this morning. Wowsers, that’s fast. It’s also a very positive review. This is important because the purpose of the book is to steelman objections to my beliefs, so the fact that my exercise passed muster with […]