Who Holds the High Ground?

Who holds the high ground? Christianity has been accused of being anti-woman, theocratic, repressive, intolerant, anti-intellectual, anti-science, anti-gay, and that’s just the beginning. If that were really what Christianity was like, I certainly wouldn’t to be a Christian. It’s not as if there’s no truth at all in these charges — we’ve got plenty to ask forgiveness for. And to correct ourselves on. Still it is my conviction that the way of Jesus Christ has been the best thing that has happened to humanity.

These articles discuss both sides of the matter, though I have to admit, the main thing you’ll see in here is what I think life and history show to be true about Christ’s way: it really is good.

The following are the most recent articles from “The High Ground.” For a list of core articles from this category see here.

Being Good "For Nothing" — Does That Make Atheist Ethics Better Than Christian?

Get the picture? Here's the challenge: Atheistic morality is allegedly better than Christianity because Christians are looking for a reward for our goodness, while atheists ar...

Speech codes: The offense against LGBT people that no one seems to notice

Lydia McGrew performs a masterful analysis of events and reactions relating to a professor shutting down pro-natural marriage statements in class. Please read her post for the whole story and her insightful comments. I have just one or two things to...

Are You Rationally Competent To Assess Your Rational Competence?

Observation: The one who is incompetent at rational argument will never be persuaded of his incompetence by rational argument; nor will he be persuaded rationally of his position's irrationality. Update: corrections made at comments 2 and 3. Co...

"Too Stupid? Try Religion" — Skeptics Dehumanizing Christians

This month at BreakPoint I write about skeptics dehumanizing Christians. Are you a Christian? Then there’s something dreadfully wrong with you. You’re unthinking; you’re unscientific; you can’t see how badly Christianity botches m...

Offense, Offense, Anger, and Offense

Alex McFarland phoned me today to talk about a few details for Truth for a New Generation, the major apologetics conference coming up this weekend in Charlotte. (I hope you can come!) Alex is the organizer for this conference, as he has been for many...

We're Not All Like That, Dan Savage

Our old friend Dan Savage is at it again, this time with a website saying "Christians are not all like that." (You can search for it yourself; I don't really care to link to it.) Not all like what? Here's how he put it in his introductory vid...

Truth for a New Generation: No Ordinary Conference!

There are conferences and there are truly significant events. Truth for a Generation is not your ordinary apologetics conference. I could say that because of the speaker lineup: Josh McDowell Eric Metaxas Lee Strobel Mark Mittelberg Sean Mc...