Thinking Christian

Why I’m Not Answering Non-Serious Objections to Too Good to be False

I’ve been looking forward to serious skeptical answers to Too Good to be False. Unfortunately after a couple responses, especially a recent one on YouTube by “Paulogia,” I’m still looking forward to it. This wasn’t one of them. There’s an ...
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Skeptics, Explain This, Please: Who Wrote Jesus’ Character, and How?

Who wrote Jesus' character into the Gospels? How'd they do it? Skeptics treat this as if it were easy, and if that question had an easy answer. They've got a lot of catching up to do. I say this by ...
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Christ, Culture, Coffee, and an Interview on Too Good to be False

Coffee? Absolutely! But Robby Lashua — who's really a great interview host — also says, "I love this book. You need to get it!" and... "This book is very different from the norm — in a good way. It's so ...
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Disappointing: Seidensticker’s Atheist Critique Not Even Semi-Serious After All

It’s strange. You’d think an atheist as sure of himself as Bob Seidensticker would be more serious about it. Last week he blogged the question, “How Good Was Jesus if He Didn’t Eliminate Slavery?” I answered by explaining how the ...
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The First Semi-Serious Atheist Assault on Too Good to be False?

Bob Seidensticker really ought to read Too Good to be False. He’s a snarky atheist blogger, whose attitude earned him banning from this blog a long time ago. Still, though, if he'd read the book, he’d at least find out ...
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Marcus Borg’s Magical Theory of the Gospels

Marcus Borg put out an incredible amount of writing, so I may have missed it, but I’ve studied the books that seem most likely to be relevant. Based on that reading, I would suggest that Borg (1942-2015), one of our ...
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Pastors, Teachers, Leaders: This Book is Lighting Up Lives for Christ!

[For those who've read Too Good to be False: Do you have your own story of how it's drawn you closer to Christ? Would you like to share it with others here?] It "totally shook me up," writes Amber, a ...
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Two Things That Bother Me in Pinecreek Doug’s Critique of Too Good to be False

It's begun! I've been looking forward to the first atheist responses to Too Good to be False. Pinecreek Doug, an atheist known to me mostly for his street epistemology, posted a video critique yesterday. It’s the first pushback any atheist ...
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Christianity and Slavery: Does It Mean Jesus Isn’t Good After All?

Jesus is extraordinarily good. That's the case I make in Too Good to be False, and all my conclusions depend on it. Skeptics pushing back against it so far say the case fails because Jesus didn't condemn slavery. And I've ...
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Reminder: Join Sara and Me for Drop-In Book Signing on Saturday, August 22

Please join my wife, Sara, and me for the first public book signing event for Too Good to be False — recently Amazon's top new release in Christian apologetics! It's a COVID-friendly drop-in event at My Favorite Muffin in Centerville, ...
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