Where’s the unbiased evidence for the life and miracles of Jesus?

There's no shortage of skeptical Atheists who ask this question.  Essentially the complaint/question is that there aren't enough 'unbiased' sources confirming the miracles of Jesus.This complaint has problems of it's own.  Not the least of which that any document would likely be considered … [Read more...]

World’s top thinker Richard Dawkins still not that good at theology

https://twitter.com/RichardDawkins/status/371553942313779200 Isn't it cute how famed biologist Richard Dawkins tries so hard to offer theological commentary on the nature of God.  He's the world's top thinker you know.  What is he really trying to say here?  Is he saying that God isn't or … [Read more...]

Christian persecution in America

I can see why some Christians might believe they are being persecuted in America, but I think it's a bit too soon to make that claim.  Of course there is a big push from homosexual activists (not to be confused with the average homosexual person) and secularists to purge visual Christianity from the … [Read more...]

What ‘works’ is not morality

Discussing ethics and morality with Atheists can prove to be frustrating, for everyone involved.  Theists will argue that an atheistic worldview cannot properly ground morality given naturalism.  And from that Atheists often hear 'Atheists cannot behave morally unless they believe in God'.  But I … [Read more...]

Why I’m not a…

I'm often asked by skeptics why I'm not a member of some other religious belief system.  Is it because of where I was raised?  How do I reject other religions without rejecting my own for the same reasons?  Simple.  There is some deeply-rooted central premise within competing religions which renders … [Read more...]

What happens to a person when they die?

It's the age old question, everyone has considered it at some point or another. What happens to a person after the die? I'd like everyone regardless of their theological (or atheological) bent to answer if they would. Secondly, and as importantly as the first, why do you believe your view is true? … [Read more...]

40 “Difficult Questions to ask a Christian, Part 2

This is part 2 of a response to this post I found via Twitter which offers these "difficult" questions to ask Christians.  See Part 1 for previous answers to these "difficult"Questions. An all-knowing God can read your mind, so why does he require you to demonstrate your faith by worshiping … [Read more...]

“The virgin Mary should’ve been aborted”

Regardless of one's views on God, religion, or Christianity specifically, you'd think respectfully disagreeing would be a virtue to strive for.  So when I come across a Facebook page called The Virgin Mary Should've Been Aborted, it makes me shake my head.  I'm not Catholic, but vitriol of this kind … [Read more...]

40 “Difficult” Questions to ask a Christian, Part 1

I believe I found this post through Twitter a while back and thought I'd write on it.  Not so much because I feel a need to offer proper answers, more so because I am always amused at what Atheists offering these kinds of questions or challenges believe they are "difficult" or substantive challenges … [Read more...]

Why is Bill Gates going to hell?

Why is Bill Gates going to hell?  I have no idea and I don't even know that he is.  But every once in a while you run across a graphic created by a critic of Christianity (and religion) which attempts to show why its soteriology doesn't make sense... or something. So whats the problem?  Simple, no … [Read more...]

Which religion cares most?

I don't recall where I found this picture.  The measure of which religious persuasion cares most, apparently, is determined by how much money was given to the man with the sign. Advocates for ending homelessness generally caution against giving cash to the homeless but instead donate to … [Read more...]

Why did Jesus have to be raised?

This is meant for skeptics and critics of Christianity; it's not a theological question.  Thinking back on alternate explanations of the accounts of Jesus' life in the Gospel accounts, there seems to be somewhat of a consensus (among skeptics) that miracles were needed to gain credibility in order … [Read more...]

Are we free?

For the religious adherent, whether we are agents created by the Almighty to freely act according to our desires, or we are under His divine direction will depend on your theology.  A case could be made either way I suppose.  I think the Atheist has a more difficult time reconciling the … [Read more...]

The Thaw

The marginalization of Christianity and Christians in public schools has been gaining acceptance over the years.  The blame can be laid squarely at the feet of Christians who somehow got the idea that they shouldn't involve themselves in the public or political arena.  Now they are fighting an … [Read more...]

What is the meaning of life?

Life's most asked -- and arguably most important question also seems to be the most difficult one to answer. There's a lot to consider: Is the answer different for everyone, or is there a single purpose for all of humanity? Is the answer discovered or determined? Can it be answered in the … [Read more...]

Beware the “consensus”

NOTE: This is an edited version of a previous post. The debate between science and religion and whether one disproves the other usually butts heads hardest in the area of evolution.  The evidence is in, says science, man and apes descended from a common ancestor, or so the theory goes.  After all, … [Read more...]

Five reasons to believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead

Professor Gary Habermas had the following piece in the Washington Post (of all places).  It's not often that a politically-left leaning media outlet allows content which shines positive light onto Christianity. (Washington Post) -- I will assume nothing special about the New Testament writings … [Read more...]

Law Allows Prayer In Public Schools

The organization American Atheists is fuming over a bill in Mississippi known as the RELIGIOUS VIEWPOINTS ANTIDISCRIMINATION ACT. From their website: Last Thursday, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed HB 638, a bill requiring public schools to develop policies allowing students to pray over … [Read more...]

Pope Francis I

Though protestants like myself are not affiliated with the Catholic church, the election of a new pope is important to all Christians because he is perhaps the most recognizable representative of the Christian faith. The nightmare for evangelical Christians is a wishy-washy liberal theologian guilty … [Read more...]

Two Questions For Atheists…

I wish to pose two questions to atheists. They are not trick questions and there is no ulterior motive. I am genuinely interested in your responses. First, let me state the obvious. Religion has had a greater affect on humanity than anything else. It has driven kings to conquer and nations to … [Read more...]