The Spiritual Life of an Apologist

My friend Brian Auten at Apologetics 315 has just posted audio from one of the discussions Tim McGrew and I led at Defend the Faith, a conference held at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary early last month. This one is on The Spiritual Life of an Apologist. For your convenience, listen here: [podcast][/podcast]

Recognizing the Real Thing: Is Christian Worship Manipulative?

The music in church was great last Sunday. Unfortunately my mind wasn’t on it totally. I flashed back on the memory of some atheist or skeptic’s complaint that we Christians subject ourselves willingly to emotional manipulation with our minds in cognitive neutral. Later I went to look for where I had read that, and while […]

Religion, other factors contribute to successful African-American marriages

More positive life outcomes associated with spirituality. This EurekAlert article’s headline reads Religion, other factors contribute to successful African-American marriages Spousal commitment, faith and communication key to enduring relationships This continues to add to an ongoing store of articles on spirituality and life outcomes. Please see that page for perspectives on interpreting such research.

Further Effects of “Child Abuse:” Spirituality Is Major Contributor to Children’s Happiness

Richard Dawkins is famously trying to convince the world that it’s abusive to raise children in a religious tradition–any religious tradition. It’s an ironically unscientific opinion, not just unsupported but actually contradicted by research. Mike Gene points to yet another instance of that: Spirituality — defined as an inner belief system — accounted for eight […]