The 2 Worst Atheist Objections

I come across these “objections” repeatedly online, in conversation, in debates, talk shows, and the like.  These are such silly objections against the existence of God that it is ludicrous that an answer has to be brought up. But, since they keep appearing and reappearing, they must be dealt with. 1. “Believing in God is… Continue reading The 2 Worst Atheist Objections

Missionary Myths and the Roots of Democracy

Christian missionaries have been deemed racists, imperialistic, and intolerant, but the truth of the efforts of missionaries has some very interesting seemingly unintended consequences: liberal democracies to name just but one. While many might view the modern Christian missions movement as an intolerable effort against multiculturalism leading to the exploitation of people groups by proselytizing… Continue reading Missionary Myths and the Roots of Democracy

Science Series: Creation Confusion – Resources for Research on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design

When it comes the issue of creation, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the various views and details involved. Some of the key positions that one needs to be aware of include: young-earth creationism, old-earth creation, theistic evolution, naturalistic evolution, and intelligent design.  A good book the surveys the different views (young earth, old… Continue reading Science Series: Creation Confusion – Resources for Research on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design

Science Series: Scientism-The idea that science is the only path to knowledge

Have you ever heard someone say, “you have to prove that scientifically.” Or even in news reports that “studies have shown . . . ”  Or maybe you have heard that science is the final or ultimate source of knowledge.  Behind these sentiments may lie a belief called “scientism.”  This mentality has even been put as… Continue reading Science Series: Scientism-The idea that science is the only path to knowledge

The Soft Totalitarianism of Social Justice: A Tale of Two Books

Two books that have been recently published that are helpful in understanding the transition our culture has been experiencing regarding Social Justice, the overthrow of traditional sex and gender norms, critical race theory, and the like are: Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity—and Why This Harms Everybody by Helen… Continue reading The Soft Totalitarianism of Social Justice: A Tale of Two Books

Apologetic Resource: Undesigned Coincidences Videos

Timothy and Lydia McGrew have undoubtedly championed the apologetic of “undesigned coincidences.” An undesigned coincidence is “a notable connection between two or more accounts or texts that don’t seem to have been planned by the person or people giving the accounts. Despite their apparent independence, the items fit together like pieces of a puzzle.” The… Continue reading Apologetic Resource: Undesigned Coincidences Videos

Book Notice: The History of Apologetics

Zondervan Academic has just released their new book on apologetics: The History of Apologetics: A Biographical and Methodological Introduction edited by Benjamin Forrest, Joshua Chatraw, and Alister McGrath. TL;TR – 44 biographical sketches of Christian apologists from the early church to the present organized around a structure that is biographical and methodological. The Good News… Continue reading Book Notice: The History of Apologetics

Match of the Century: Lydia vs. Licona…maybe? [Updated]

Lydia’s Counterpunch: Lydia McGrew answers blow for blow in her response series. Here is the first video response in the series: Looks like the bout is going to the next round June 1 with Licona’s video release announcing a new series titled “Lydia McGrew Answered!”: You can read this article to catch up with the… Continue reading Match of the Century: Lydia vs. Licona…maybe? [Updated]

What About the Crusades? Myths and Facts.

Much discussion about the Crusades has floated around the media after Obama’s mentioning of it in a prayer breakfast speech.  This wasn’t the first time a president has mentioned the crusades.  At Georgetown University in 2001, Bill Clinton gave a speech blaming the current increase of Islamic terrorist activity, such as 9/11, as fallout from the… Continue reading What About the Crusades? Myths and Facts.

Science Series: “Inherit the Wind”

The supposed conflict between science and religion that proliferates culture today possibly originated with the depiction of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial in the movie Inherit the Wind (1960).  Thinking back to you high school American history class, one event that is usually taught is the infamous Scopes Trial in which John Scopes was found… Continue reading Science Series: “Inherit the Wind”