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 […]
In this video, I explain how Pinecreek Doug conflates psychological and epistemological questions with his Flying Man Thought Experiment. And for that reason, his critique of 1 Corinthians 15:3-8 cannot get off the ground.
Atheist YouTuber and provocateur Pinecreek Doug has produced a “Flying Man Creed” which appears to be an attempt to undermine the creed of 1 Corinthians 15:3-8 by way of reductio ad absurdum or a slippery slope. Alas, Doug’s Flying Man Creed cannot even get off the ground.
Two days ago, I posted two Twitter surveys directed at two different groups and asking a similar question about an event which is purported to have occurred two thousand years ago. One would think it is possible for people reasonably to disagree about a topic this far removed in time and based on documentary evidence […]
What does Christian resurrection mean? On April 3rd, my dad died at the age of 85. Three days later, an oven heated to approximately 1500 degrees Fahrenheit incinerated his body, reducing it to fine, grey powder. The father I had once known and loved was now vaporized, leaving behind a few pounds of ashen remains. […]
My dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease on a rainy afternoon in December 2017. Afterward, we went out for lunch to a restaurant downtown. Dad got confused and thought we were in Mexico. “Wow,” I joked, “It’s a lot cheaper to go on vacation when you have Alzheimer’s!” Gallows humor is a dark and welcome […]
I recently received an emailed question asking whether there will be sexual intercourse in the new heavens and new earth. While I have never undertaken a systematic study of the question, the standard response among theologians has been no. But why? So far as I can see, one can attribute this response to the following […]
Back in November, 2017, I posted a survey on Twitter asking if Christianity requires the historical resurrection of Jesus. A couple days ago, I posted a similar survey with a few notable differences. First, while the original survey was directed to everyone, this survey was targeted at Christians; second, while the original survey only had […]
This article is an excerpt from my 2011 book You’re not as Crazy as I Think. The book includes four chapters dedicated to understanding various groups that are commonly misunderstood by evangelicals and this excerpt is drawn from the chapter titled “Not all liberal Christians are heretics.” In the passage, I attempt to understand the individual […]