Our newly released second edition of True Reason: Confronting the Irrationality of the New Atheism is under discussion at The Friendly Atheist. It started with Hemant Mehta’s graciously posting an excerpt from the book several days ago, with some gracious(?) comments following. The agreement was that I would write a response for him to post, which […]
Defining “Irrationality” It seems to me there’s a difference between theists’ and atheists’ ideas of “irrationality.”When Christian apologists speak of reason and rational thinking, more often than not they’re talking about the practice of moving from carefully evaluated evidences and premises through a valid process of logical reasoning to a sound conclusion. They’re talking about […]
Have you heard the story of True Reason? It’s the tale of a book that went from conception to completion in just seventy-seven days; a story that includes both uncommon cooperation and odd sorts of conflict, with God’s hand obviously on it at every step. The surprises continue all the way through to the second edition, just released […]
My post on The Argument From Reason generated considerable discussion but not nearly enough understanding. I’m going to take another run at explaining those things here, since I think some of the blame is mine for not being clear enough as to what the argument was intended to do. What The argument intends to do […]
True Reason: Confronting the Irrationality of the New Atheism is coming out any day now! Tomorrow at 4 pm EST I’ll be talking with Janet Mefferd about this book, a newly revised look at Christian rationality, as opposed to New Atheist irrationality. Listen in with us!
I wrote this in a comment directed to someone who had tried to dispute Christianity, but who stated it in a form that no one believes it. Here I’ll put it forth as a general principle. Please hold me accountable to it, as I will also do with you. This is the debater’s freedom and […]
Part of the extended series Evidence for the Faith I thought I was about to launch into a series on evidence for the Christian faith. Recent discussion here tells me there’s one more preliminary step to take first, however. I haven’t yet defined just what it is I’m about to provide evidence for. You see, […]