So here’s the scene. You just finished reading a fascinating new book. It’s got you thinking about God in novel and exciting ways. You’re not sure how to process your thoughts, but you want to share it with somebody. And so you tell your friend from church. Then comes the reply: “That’s not biblical.” Three […]
Here’s all the info for my three public events with Justin Schieber this weekend in promotion of our book An Atheist and a Christian Walk into a Bar. Friday, March 10th, 7:00-8:30 pm Saturday, March 11th, 10:00-11:30 am Saturday, March 11th, 7:00-8:15 pm
Check it out. On Saturday, March 11, Justin Schieber and I will be taking over the evening church service at Sherwood Park Alliance Church in Sherwood Park, just outside of Edmonton. If you’re in the area, be sure to join us for a memorable evening.
Yesterday Meryl Streep delivered a powerful and eloquent speech at the Golden Globe Awards. It was a speech that expressed great concern for justice and compassion, for defending the wayfarer and the marginalized, for promoting civility and kindness, for encouraging empathy and understanding. In short, it was a speech that one would expect any Christian to […]
Over the last few years I’ve repeatedly encountered atheists who are unapologetic about mocking Christians and other “religious” people (i.e. the outgroup). Often they justify this practice by insisting that they are mocking beliefs, not people. The silver lining here is that these folks still sense the need to justify their bad behavior. Other individuals see no […]
Atheist, secular celebrant, and blogger Galen Broaddus has just posted an interview with Justin Schieber and myself discussing dialogue and An Atheist and a Christian Walk into a Bar. You can check it out here.
As I have already noted, John Loftus has posted the first two installments of what he is calling a “book review” of my new book An Atheist and a Christian Walk into a Bar co-authored with Justin Schieber. Loftus raised the fatuous objection that the topic of debate — God as defined in classical theism — is […]
Here’s a puzzle: what would make a better Christmas gift than one copy of Randal Rauser and Justin Schieber’s new book An Atheist and a Christian Walk into a Bar? Easy, ten copies! It’s now merely a couple weeks until the official shipping date of December 6th. (And note, by the way, that December 6th is the Feast of […]
In the second edition of The God Delusion biologist Richard Dawkins defends himself against the charge that he is out of his depth as he opines magisterially on matters of theology and philosophy of religion. Alas, Dawkins’ response merely illustrates the problem. His reply is to insist that one need not study the canons of fairyology before dismissing fairies. […]
On November 4th I attended an ecumenical conference between Catholics and Lutherans which focused on commonalities and differences in anticipation of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation (October 31, 2017). I then spoke as the Baptist voice on an ecumenical panel. This is the text of my address. * * * I was raised in a conservative […]
Jason Thibodeau offered this comment in response to my article, “Homosexuality, Academic Freedom, and the Swinburne Controversy”: “A good person, seeing that his worldview has committed him to claiming that a group of people are defective just because of the kind of person that they are attracted to, takes this as a reason to question […]
If you want further evidence of the hostility and condescension that very liberal Christians have toward Christian orthodoxy, you need only look to the latest comment posted in support of Gretta Vosper at her blog article: “The reason I’m an atheist … in case you missed it.” Here’s the comment, coming from a fellow named “Robert”: Hi Gretta […]
A fellow named “Shane” posted a very revealing comment at Gretta Vosper’s blog today which succinctly summarizes the chasm that separates her version of “Christianity” from that identified by historic Christian orthodoxy. Shane writes: “For me, Christian Atheism is about the values that we as humans have developed and associated with the Christian story, not about “believing” […]
Christians often complain of a prejudicial hostility toward their views. Often the perception is borne of an unjustified martyr complex. Consider, for example, the so-called “War on Christmas.” But at other times, Christians are indeed subject of an unjust hostility and prejudice. Consider, for example, the notion of communal boundaries. In most any context it is […]