Bart Ehrman & the God of Christmas

One of the most well-known New Testament scholars to graduate from Moody Bible Institute is Bart Ehrman. He has a powerful influence over many young minds today as he is a professor at the University of North Carolina and has written many best sellers about Jesus. What is surprising, however, is that Ehrman is not … Continue reading Bart Ehrman & the God of Christmas

The Omniscience of God

This is the conclusion of a trilogy of articles surveying what I refer to as “The BIG 3” of God’s omni-attributes. I have previously written about God’s perfect love for all people (See The Omnibenvolence of God) and God’s perfect power (See The Omnipotence of God). After considering these characteristics of God’s nature, the next … Continue reading The Omniscience of God

5 Reasons to Join an Atheist Discussion Group

Many of us who study apologetics, philosophy, and theology do it out of sheer enjoyment. Ahh! The thrill of learning something new, of making a connection between ideas, of being struck by a novel thought!  Because of this enjoyment sometimes I admit that I prefer the writing of a dead philosopher to the company of … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Join an Atheist Discussion Group

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How To Become a Better Apologetics Communicator

So you want to be an apologetics writer or speaker. Or maybe you already are one. How can you be a better communicator? Here are five quick pointers: 1. Watch Your Language No, I don’t mean profanity. I mean your vocabulary. If you’re like me, you’re immersed in the apologetics world. You read apologetics books, … Continue reading How To Become a Better Apologetics Communicator

How the Modern Church Helped to Create a God that People Hate

On July 8, 1741 the famed revivalist Jonathan Edwards preached his legendary “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” sermon wherein he metaphorically raked his audience across the coals as he terrified them with the vision of a God whose attitude toward sin was so scornful, it was the stuff of nightmares. Here’s a brief sample: … Continue reading How the Modern Church Helped to Create a God that People Hate

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

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

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