On September 22, 2023, I presented a lecture at Eastern University titled “Atheists Who Love God.” One of the audience members, David Gray, recorded the lecture from his seat and kindly sent me the file. As you can imagine, the sound quality isn’t ideal (not that I’m complaining!), but if you’re interested in what I […]
My interview with Stephen Bradford Long, a minister for The Satanic Temple. My apologies, the beginning of the video cut out and I had some problems with the audio/video but c’est la vie. You can visit Stephen Long online here: https://stephenbradfordlong.com/ And here are the 7 Tenets of The Satanic Temple: https://thesatanictemple.com/blogs/the-satanic-temple-tenets/there-are-seven-fundamental-tenets ?
I recently joined a dialogue hosted by MultiFaith Matters with Stephen Bradford Long, a minister in The Satanic Temple. You’ll be surprised with how much we agree! Here is the description from the YouTube page: “On July 25 The Satanic Temple (TST) celebrated one of their holidays, Unveiling Day. Their website describes this as a […]
I became an avid supporter of the pro-life movement back in the mid-1980s. At the time, I was an enthusiastic supporter of pro-life groups like Last Days Ministries. And in high school, I proudly wore an Operation Rescue t-shirt to school. Then I went on to university where I completed a BA followed by an […]
Theology has repeatedly changed because of natural scientific advances. Does natural science ever change because of theological advances? And if not, is that a problem? ?
The other day, I posted the following tweet criticizing a t-shirt being marketed by evangelical apologist Frank Turek: “Frank Turek is selling a shirt that replaces the “Coexist” logo with one that says “Contradict” as if belief in the truth of Xianity entails that all the claims of other religions are false. That is wrong. […]
Arminians and Calvinists are often mistrustful of each other despite the fact that each tradition protects a shared deposit of mere Christianity. Or do they? Some folks in each theological camp appear to think that representatives from the other side have abdicated their core theological convictions. But one thing I’ve observed over time is that […]
Last night, I participated in a dialogue between Roman Catholics and evangelicals at Taylor Seminary in Edmonton. The main speakers were Dr. Brett Salkeld (Catholic) and Dr. Jo-Ann Badley (evangelical). I was one of two respondents. In my comments, I echoed a point touched on by Salkeld, namely that while “Roman Catholic” is a clearly […]
Many atheists find the study of God to be equivalent to the study of fairies, that is, a misbegotten enquiry into a fantasy reality. These folk seem to take much satisfaction in invoking this equivalence. But before they take too much satisfaction, they should realize that many Christians view the study of a world without […]
This year, I decided to recognize Reformation Day (October 31) by inviting my friend, Catholic apologist Trent Horn, to share his understanding of the Catholic faith for my community at Taylor Seminary. We had some technological problems, but we powered on through. And this is that exchange.
I started blogging at the Christian Post in March 2009. (My website and blog were born a couple of years later.) My first article was titled “Atheism in Dallas” (reprinted here) and in it, I recounted my reflections after seeing the late Christopher Hitchens pitted against five (five?!) Christian apologists. As I recounted in the […]
Yesterday, I was tweeting back-and-forth with Doug when he invited me back onto his show. Fifteen minutes later, we were recording again. Here it is: