Tom Gilson


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Lessons from Confinement: Plan for Tomorrow, But Hope in God

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day ...

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Faith Is Holding On To Reality — All of Reality

I’m one week out of foot surgery, correcting an unusual tendon problem along the outside of my right ...

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Why Hebrews 11:1 Doesn’t Mean Faith Is Without Evidence

Edited and republished from a post on November 15, 2013. Jerry Coyne’s recent Slate article on science and ...

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What Is Faith? (Facebook Video)

The latest in my “Contentious Questions (Because some questions just are that way)” series with The Stream. Christianity ...

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Okay, You’re Right: There’s No Evidence For Faith (Original Thinking Series)

Republished from January 29, 2014.  Part of the extended series Evidence for the Faith I thought I was ...

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No, Atheists and Skeptics: Christian Faith Is Not a Failed Epistemology

Is faith a failed way of knowing? I keep hearing from atheists and skeptics that “faith is a ...

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John Loftus and Book the Christian Delusion

How John Loftus’s The Christian Delusion Fails: Part One

Book Review: The Christian Delusion John Loftus’s Facebook page lit up recently after I answered his question about going ...

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An Open Letter Of Hope To Gregory Magarshak, Man of Many Questions

Greetings, Gregory! It’s been more than five years since you were on this blog, so when I met ...

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John the Baptist by Rembrandt van Rijn

Christians Are Called to Be Great

While I learn my new position as senior editor with The Stream, I’ll  be re-posting older, “evergreen” blog ...

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  • Tom Gilson July 9, 2020 at 7:24 am on Jesus Won’t Let Us Use Him for Our PoliticsYou’re not trying to be rude? Really? If you want to rewind, then begin by reading what I wrote, not by asking me to rewrite it. I've already answered that question. Repeatedly. You're honestly not paying attention. I haven't answered with numbers like you want me to, but I have
  • Shane Fletcher July 9, 2020 at 2:26 am on Jesus Won’t Let Us Use Him for Our PoliticsI'm not trying to be rude, or poke you with a stick. I'm honestly asking for clarification. I'll attempt to rewind. You: "If you know of any in recent history, though, you’re welcome to list them. I’ll be wondering whether it’s a long enough list to conclude it’s a widespread,
  • Tom Gilson July 8, 2020 at 8:01 am on Jesus Won’t Let Us Use Him for Our PoliticsDoes that mean my wondering is meaningless? Good grief, no. Wondering is wondering. How much background info does it require to wonder? Why on earth would you even ask such a question? And even if it were a halfway sensible kind of question, why would you ask without offering the

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