“Observations: In praise of scientific error”

Question: who said this? [S]cientists still worry about overcaution. Young scientists, especially, can be afraid of asking questions or delving into foundational questions for fear they’ll be thought stupid or loco—with good reason. Granting agencies such as the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health are notoriously conservative…. So how do scientists encourage productive […]

New Christian Blogs in 2010

Many thanks to bloggers who have responded to my call for a list of new Christian blogs in 2010. I will feature several of them, but not until after New Year’s Day. Traffic here always slows down the week before and after Christmas, so I’m going to wait until we can expect more visitors. The […]

“Momentous” Is Not An Overstatement

Momentous indeed: It is one thing, and isn’t another—and that’s not mere subjective opinion. Or so we read in What is Marriage, a new and momentous paper authored by First Things board member Robert P. George, along with former First Things assistant editor Ryan Anderson and Rhodes Scholar Sherif Girgis. [From What is Marriage? » […]

Paul Copan Interview: Is God a Moral Monster?

An interesting discussion: We recently interviewed Paul Copan, President of the Evangelical Philosophical Society, about his new book, Is God a Moral Monster: Making Sense of the Old Testament God (Baker, 2010). The book has already been heralded by both Old Testament scholars, theologians and philosophers as a leading title in this important discussion. Paul […]

The Essential Missing Prologue To All Apologetics

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Arrogant Christianity? The practice of Christian apologetics faces a new and mostly unrecognized hurdle. Although this hurdle’s pieces and parts are familiar to apologists and worldview thinkers, few have recognized their full implications. It is the new fundamental obstacle to listeners’ and readers’ saying “yes” […]