Thinking Christian

Why Do So Many Atheist Book Reviewers Want to Display Such Ignorance?

Too Good to be False received its first negative review on Amazon today. It's exactly as I'd expected. I knew, based on prior experience, that there would be 1-star reviews coming, and I figured they’d be mostly from people who ...
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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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