“A land needs its mighty men”

When was the last time you heard anyone say our land needs mighty men? The Tyndale Commentary on Psalm 112:2 says, The prosperity promised in the present verses may be largely material, but a closer look reveals the moral and spiritual terms which make it an instrument of good. A land needs its mighty men, […]

You Can Help Set This Blog’s Direction for 2017 and Beyond: Take the Thinking Christian Reader Survey!

New reader, long-time reader, Christian reader, atheist reader, or anything in between — this blog is for you! So I’d like to know more about how to provide the mmntent you’re interested in reading. Thank you for letting me know your opinions by filling out this brief ten-item questionnaire — plus four quick opportunity-related questions —  divided into […]

Christianity Is No Crutch — And I Should Know

“Christianity is just a crutch for people who don’t have the strength to make it on their own.” Maybe you’ve heard that said. Maybe you’ve even said it yourself. Here’s my short answer: No. Christianity is nothing like a crutch. Not even close. Knowing Crutches I think I can safely say I know something about crutches. I was […]

John Loftus’s God-Answer to Animal Suffering: A World Without Nature, Science, Human Freedom, or Moral Significance

John Loftus and Book the Christian Delusion

Book Review The Problem of Animal Suffering In a chapter of his own in his edited book The Christian Delusion, John Loftus says there is no possible justification for God to have allowed all the enormous suffering that animals in our world have experienced. It’s a question on which I have done no study at all, so I found […]

So You Want An Unbiased Opinion On Christianity? You’re Piling On More Bias Than You Think!

John Loftus and Book the Christian Delusion

Book Review: The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails. Part Two Bias To the Max Jason Long survey’s persuasion theory in chapter 3 of John Loftus’s The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails. Similar critiques apply to what I wrote about the rest of the book’s part one. But there’s one thing in particular that bears analysis. It’s the […]

Truth Revolution Interview On Naturalistic Atheism

Tons of fun talking with Jeff Piepho and Dave Waggoner at Truth Revolution about my article, “Naturalistic Atheism Is An Extraordinarily Strange and Unlikely Worldview.” Be sure to check out the original web page, with their links and all the discussion there. The True Reason book Jeff loves so much (Thanks, Jeff!) is available here. […]

One Easy Way You Can Help Advance Local Church Apologetics

It’s Giving Tuesday today, and today I’m inviting you to help propel a strategic new ministry forward. National Ministry Context Shortly before Thanksgiving I was in San Antonio for meetings, one of which was the for the apologetics leadership group whose founding I led three years ago. These semi-annual gatherings include a specially invited handful of […]