2017

Top 10 Articles of 2017

The results are in (actually Google Analytics, but whatever), and we now present to you the top 10 most viewed articles of 2017: 10. If Evolution is True, Atheism is False – While many atheists think that the theory of evolution disproves the existence of God, Tim Stratton argues the opposite: evolution proves atheism is … Continue reading Top 10 Articles of 2017

A Third Pillar for Mere Molinism?

Last year, Tim Stratton proposed an outline for “Mere Molinism.” The concept is essentially that Molinism rests upon two fundamental pillars to which all Molinists agree while other components of Molinism are ancillary and can be disagreed upon by Molinists. The two pillars are: 1- God eternally possesses middle knowledge. 2- Humans possess libertarian free … Continue reading A Third Pillar for Mere Molinism?

The Omnipotence of God

One of my primary goals is to help others comprehend God accurately. I have previously written about the attribute of God’s perfect love for all people (See The Omnibenevolence of God). I spend much time on this specific attribute because so many people (Christians and non-Christians) have a faulty and low view of God. While … Continue reading The Omnipotence of God

2017

2017: A Year of Reviews

2017 was a good year for apologetics. Here’s a recap of all of the resources that we have reviewed throughout the year: The Story of Reality by Gregory Koukl – The year began with a fantastic book by Greg Koukl, head of Stand to Reason. Greg outlines how the Christian story is the view of … Continue reading 2017: A Year of Reviews

Ethnic Epistemology (Part 1)

Over the last year and some change I’ve been tackling objections to Christianity that have been gaining traction within the context of the African-American community. When I wrote my first FTM article on this subject, “Introducing the Conscious Community”, I honestly had no idea what I was getting myself into. However, I can certainly say … Continue reading Ethnic Epistemology (Part 1)

Does Libertarian Free Will Imply That We Can Stop Sinning Altogether?: A Response to Monergism Books

Monergism Books (hereafter, MB) posted the following on Facebook: Source: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150964832184949&id=15086969948 Just in case MB’s Facebook post gets compromised I will reproduce their statement here: “You think you have a free will? Then demonstrate it: in your own power, stop sinning altogether. The fact that no person can choose to live a sinless life is … Continue reading Does Libertarian Free Will Imply That We Can Stop Sinning Altogether?: A Response to Monergism Books

My 5 Favorite Arguments for God’s Existence

A few months ago in a Facebook group (I think it was either Molinist – Official Page or The Christian Apologetics Support Group), someone made a poll asking what everyone’s favorite argument for God’s existence was. The poll creator exempted the historical case for the resurrection of Jesus from being among the options because, let’s … Continue reading My 5 Favorite Arguments for God’s Existence

Ricky Gervais & Evidence for God

Ricky Gervais is an English comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, singer, and musician. He is also an outspoken atheist who regularly ridicules Christians. Recently a friend of mine (who happens to be a scientist and a Christian) shared that Gervais had posted a challenge on his Facebook wall. It read as follows: “I don’t believe in … Continue reading Ricky Gervais & Evidence for God

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God Behaving Badly? – Destruction of the Canaanites

This is the second article in my series God Behaving Badly? where I address passages of the Bible where God seems to do some immoral things. In the introductory article, I discussed what it means for an action to be immoral, that it goes against some moral code. However, I argued that God is the … Continue reading God Behaving Badly? – Destruction of the Canaanites

Luke Skywalker & the Emotional Problem of the Dark Side

SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT!!! A long time ago . . . . Ever since I was a four-year-old, my hero has been Luke Skywalker! I would pretend I had the power of the force and I would always have a lightsaber on my belt (usually my dad’s flashlight). Moreover, my Luke … Continue reading Luke Skywalker & the Emotional Problem of the Dark Side

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The Canon Conspiracy

I’ve always been intrigued by conspiracy theories. New World Order, Illuminati, stuff like that. Christianity has its own share of conspiracy theories, like the existence of “lost” gospels suppressed by the Church. However, we all must wonder why the Bible contains the books that it does. What if there really are texts purposely omitted from … Continue reading The Canon Conspiracy

The Vanishing “I”

Question: Tim, you suggest that the determinist would probably think, or be committed to thinking, that either God or nature evaluates our beliefs (one of these is “the ‘thing’ evaluating and judging” our beliefs). But at the same time, you allow that on determinism we have mental states, presumably including these evaluative mental states (about … Continue reading The Vanishing “I”

Why Should Christians Care About Logic?

I was at a Christmas party a few years ago and someone walked up to me and began talking to me about my views on God. At one point in the conversation he asked the age-old question, “Can God make a rock so heavy that he himself can’t lift it?” Among other things, I mentioned … Continue reading Why Should Christians Care About Logic?

The “Hardware” of Life Argument

“I can see the fingerprints of God When I look at you I can see the fingerprints of God And I know its true You’re a masterpiece That all creation quietly applauds And you’re covered with the fingerprints of God” ~from Fingerprints of God, by Stephen Curtis Chapman     The common scientific view of … Continue reading The “Hardware” of Life Argument

A Free Will Wager

The discussion concerning Libertarian Free Will vs Divine Causal Determinism continues as it has for quite some time. Many people I come across in discussions tend to have an idea of where they already lean on the issue, even if related questions still linger. What of those who do not know much on the issue or … Continue reading A Free Will Wager

5 Apologetics Books for Your Christmas Wish List

With the holiday season looming, most Christian fare on the book market is going to be focused around the topic of Christmas. While this is all well and good, the Apologetics fan on your gift list is going to be looking for meatier topics. If you want to meet the spiritual and intellectual needs of … Continue reading 5 Apologetics Books for Your Christmas Wish List