In this video, we deconstruct a clip in which Frank Turek argues that Romans 1 teaches that genuine atheists cannot be saved. God has given up on them and they are all going to hell. For my full critique of the Rebellion Thesis see my book Is the Atheist My Neighbor? https://amzn.to/41w7PBl (promoted) ?
Why I Think Frank Turek is an Evil Person
Progressive Christianity is not progressive, and it's not Christian. — Frank Turek (@DrFrankTurek) November 21, 2022 Frank Turek‘s behavior in this tweet is evil. The term “progressive Christian” is every bit as diverse in lexical range as “evangelical” and has been used to refer to Christians who are demonstrably orthodox (e.g. Brian Zahnd who is […]
If an Atheist Asks About Biblical Violence DON’T SAY THIS!
The Bible depicts God commanding and commending apparent moral atrocities. So what do we say in response? Well for starters, don’t say this! ?
The Most Reprehensible Genocide Apologetics Talking Point Of All
Genocide apologetics is the enterprise of attempting to defend the ethics of a historical reading of the conquest of Canaan, one which meets the legal definition of genocide. In other words, it aims to argue that genocide is really not intrinsically evil and in some cases, it may even be morally praiseworthy. In Jesus Loves Canaanites […]
Strawmanning Atheists: A Critique of Frank Turek
Frank Turek claims that atheists “steal from God.” In this video, I explain how Turek’s argument is based on a strawman of atheistic and a very uncharitable metaphorical framing of atheism conceptual reflection in terms of criminal theft. ?
Atheists “Stealing” From God And Other Apologetic Mistakes
A few years ago, Christian apologist Frank Turek authored a popular book called Stealing from God in which he argued … Well, let’s just let the promotional blurb do the work for us, shall we? “If you think atheists have reason, evidence, and science on their side, think again! Award-winning author Dr. Frank Turek (I […]
Frank Turek on the Slaughter of the Canaanites. And My Response.
The perfectly awful apologetic defense of the Canaanite slaughter in this clip concisely captures why I wrote Jesus Loves Canaanites. Let’s begin with the video (it’s only six minutes). I’ll then post my commentary below. ? The video begins with a question posed by the moderator of what appears to be an in-church training event. […]
Deconstructing a Frank Turek Tweet
In this video, I explain how a recent tweet from Frank Turek unfairly stigmatizes people who deconvert from Christianity as being motivated by a desire to justify a particular type of ‘sexual behavior’. ?
Christian Apologetics, Quality Control, and the Credibility Problem
My relationship with the wider Christian apologetics community can best be described as awkward. A big reason for that is because I aim to spend as much time critiquing bad Christian apologetics as seeking to do good Christian apologetics. The reason for this division of labor is simple: I believe that credibility with one’s target audience is arguably the […]
Naturalism or Theism? A Review of The Lowder-Turek Debate
I recently had the pleasure of viewing Jeff Lowder’s autumn debate with Frank Turek on the question: naturalism or theism? You can view the debate here. I’ve offered my own reactions below in the form of eight impressions. However, be sure to watch the debate for yourself rather than just skimming my impressions. As you […]