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For A Man Who Claims To Value Evidence…

For A Man Who Claims To Value Evidence…

For a man who claims to value evidence and to disdain evidence-free belief, there’s a whole lot of rank evidence-free conclusion-drawing in James Lindsay’s post about my ebook today. That doesn’t just apply to Lindsay, though: Peter Boghossian thinks his post is “the best single demolition of (the Christian) faith” he’s ever read. Let me just pull out a few quotes, to examine the quality of the evidence in Lindsay’s post. The first point or two are rather nit-picky, and…

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Your Faith At the End of Next Year

Your Faith At the End of Next Year

Which of these do you want to be true of your faith at the end of next year: Seeking God for all he’s worth? Seeking an unreal substitute? Frustration and anger? Or leaving the faith altogether? Which do you want to be true for your family or your church? The choices each Christian makes in the next year will determine where he or she ends up, and where we as Christians end up together. I’ve been thinking this through visually,…

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It’s Not About the CV, It’s About Whether It’s True Or Not

It’s Not About the CV, It’s About Whether It’s True Or Not

Someone sent an email my way via Ratio Christi’s contact page, offering this tidbit of wisdom: Why do you flatter yourself by believing that Peter Boghossian would waste his time with your nonsense? You are not even in the same league. This is an excellent corollary to the fact that Dawkins will not debate creationists. It would look good on your C.V. but not Peters [sic]. I don’t think I’m in the same league as Boghossian at all. His command…

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Free Ebook! Peter Boghossian, Atheist Tactician

Free Ebook! Peter Boghossian, Atheist Tactician

I’ve been blogging on Peter Boghossian for a couple months now, and I’ve wrapped it all up now in an ebook that I’m making available for free. All you need to do is subscribe to email blog updates, then the book is yours to download as Kindle, ePub, or PDF file. The book is a re-organized and summarized compilation of blog posts, plus new material on how Christians must respond. From the Book: Peter Boghossian wants to create atheists, and…

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Seven Reasons To Give Old Testament Ethics the Benefit of the Doubt

Seven Reasons To Give Old Testament Ethics the Benefit of the Doubt

Why do Christians give Old Testament ethics the benefit of the doubt? That question came up before Christmas, as a result of discussions here on slavery in the Old Testament. There is no denying that the slavery codes in the Pentateuch seem wrong, even barbaric, to 21st century readers (most readers, that is: slavery is still a thriving enterprise of death in our world today). As I will repeat in point 4, “the benefit of the doubt” is hardly required…

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Jesus Christ Came To Turn Theocracy Upside-Right

Jesus Christ Came To Turn Theocracy Upside-Right

Right at the heart of the Christmas story, in Luke 1:26-33. ESV, we read of the coming True Theocracy: the kingship of Jesus Christ. In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!”…

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He Came As One of Us!

He Came As One of Us!

Merry Christmas to you! I’ve pre-published these Christmas thoughts to share with you on the day of our celebrations was originally posted in February, 2012. Why did Jesus come in human flesh? ******* From the series, Ten Turning Points That Make All the Difference God came to earth as a human. There is much mystery in that. Recently I looked at how it was possible for God and man to subsist together in one person. That question has an answer,…

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Reposted: The Incarnation, Once for All

Reposted: The Incarnation, Once for All

Reposted from February 24, 2012. Merry Christmas to you! From the series, Ten Turning Points That Make All the Difference We Christians need to be realistic about the way our religion looks to others. Our message is that a wandering teller of tales and miracle worker who lived 2,000 years ago makes all the difference to everyone throughout history. If you don’t sense a touch of unlikeliness attached to that, then you don’t understand your friends and neighbors well enough….

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Why Did Jesus Come?

Why Did Jesus Come?

It’s Christmas tomorrow, a great time to ask, Why did Jesus come? He Came to Free Us He Came for Righteousness He Came To Give His Life For Us He Came to Rescue Us He Came For Truth He Came For Life! There’s one

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