This is the question I debated with David Johnson of the Skeptics and Seekers Podcast. Johnson, an atheist, argued that young-earth creationists are most faithful to the biblical text. I argued quite to the contrary. Which of us is correct? You can find out by reading our two articles and listening to the podcast. It […]
I recently was a guest on the podcast Soapbox Redemption with Andrew Murtagh. This was a lively conversation of dizzying scope. Check it out here.
I recently did an interview with K. Albert Little of The Cordial Catholic Podcast. Our conversation focused on having productive apologetic dialogues with those of different opinion. You can listen to it here.
I recently had the pleasure of appearing as a guest on Catholic apologist Trent Horn’s new podcast “Counsel of Trent.” (Yeah, I know: great name!) Trent is an outstanding young apologist. And I’m not just saying that by the way: Read my debrief of Trent’s debate with Raphael Lataster, for example. Trent also kindly provided an endorsement […]
When Justin Schieber was in Edmonton for our brief Alberta book tour, we recorded a podcast interview with The Brew Podcast. You can listen to the podcast and join the conversation by clicking on the cool image.
We live in a world where Abercrombie and Fitch sell padded bras for eight year olds, where b-movie stars build their careers by tweeting demeaning selfies to their legions of voyeuristic knuckle dragging fans, and where an adjective like “sexy” is now used to describe everything from sports cars to sermon titles. In short, ours is […]
Science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke famously proposed three so-called laws that memorably capture the wonder of scientific advance. According to the third law, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” If that’s true, science has made the world a truly magical place. And it is true. Just think how an iPhone would appear […]
According to historic Christianity, the Bible is the inspired Word of God. But what does it mean to confess the Bible as inspired, as “the Word of God”? Like many Christians, growing up in the Church I was taught that the various books of the Bible were produced by the Holy Spirit acting in history […]
This week on the Trinities Podcast Dale Tuggy interviewed James Spiegel on his 2010 book The Making of an Atheist: How Immorality Leads to Unbelief. Since my new book Is the Atheist My Neighbor? is one long rebuttal to folks like Spiegel, I listened to the interview with some interest. (You can read my earlier review […]
Last year while on vacation in the United States my family visited a church. As we walked into the building we were greeted by a large sign welcoming the visitor with this simple but striking message: “You are awesome.” Wow, that’s a good start, right? We walked into the church and sat down in the sanctuary. People […]
Augustine famously commented on the nature of time, “What, then, is time? If no one ask of me, I know; if I wish to explain to him who asks, I know not.” Augustine isn’t alone: the nature of time remains among the most difficult and controverted topics in classic metaphysics. In that respect, it shares […]
In preparation for my debate and dialogue with Justin Schieber next week, I re-listened to my Tentative Apologist podcast interview with him which I recorded in January 2014. And I thought to myself, “Gee, that was a good exchange, buoyed on by Schieber’s sharp logical mind and my David-Frostean interview skills.” If you haven’t heard […]
The good news of the Christian gospel is that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:19) so that through him those who are separated from God can be made at-one with him. But how is the atonement supposed to work, exactly? https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/tentativeapologist/59+Second+Apologist+6+(atonement).mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS
These days it is increasingly common to find belief in God being compared to any manner of fanciful entities from flying spaghetti monsters and invisible pink unicorns to such familiar denizens of the holiday season as the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus. But is there any legitimacy to the comparison? For further discussion see my article […]