"When someone stands up and says, 'I am a person of faith,' they shouldn't get respect for it. They think that's a respect-producing statement: 'I am a person of faith.' In other words, 'I am a person who will believe practically anything on no evidence at all.'" Christopher Hitchens The late Christopher Hitchens was no … Continue reading All Worldviews – not just Christianity – Require Faith
Read the following hypothetical exchange carefully. Sy Garte has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Garte is a fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA) and serves as vice president for the Washington, DC, metro chapter of the ASA. He’s also a Christian. “Begging the question” is a logical response to a questionable claim. But, said … Continue reading What is the “Begging the Question Fallacy”?
In John’s biography of Jesus he recorded many instances of people accusing Jesus of being a sinner or all the way to being demon-possessed. In one such story Jesus confronted his accusers: “When I tell the truth, you just naturally don’t believe me! Which of you can truthfully accuse me of sin? And since I … Continue reading Prove to Me I’m Wrong.
The hubris of some Scientists. Notice I did not say “the hubris of science”, but "scientists.” Also, note that I said, "some scientists." Because there are a host of scholars within the scientific disciplines who have professed their faith in Christ. (For one solid resource for finding scientists who have placed their faith in Christ, … Continue reading The Hubris of Some Scientists
Is the Christian faith compatible with Science? 100%. There is no conflict between faith & science. “It’s not science that squeezes God out of the equation. Rather, it’s philosophy that squeezes God out of the equation.” “‘There is no God’ is never a scientific claim, but rather a philosophical claim.” Never allow yourself to be … Continue reading Is the Christian faith compatible with Science?
In Acts 14, we find Paul in Lystra in the region of Galatia (modern Turkey). Luke records Paul’s words to his listeners: “In the past, [God] permitted all the nations to go their own way, but he never left them without evidence of himself and his goodness…” - 14:17 “He’s never left us without evidence … Continue reading There is Good Reason to Believe in God
"Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted." - 2 Timothy 3:12 I've never had my faith more mocked, and been more personally disrespected, than this past summer while visiting with a friend about the Christian faith. I'm not certain what happened. We'd been visiting amicably (mostly) for some … Continue reading When My Faith Was Mocked
Preface The topic about which I'm writing is actually nothing new, certainly not unique to modern times. Jesus, himself, told his disciples two millennia ago, "I have told you these things so that you won’t abandon your faith." I try to always document and cite quotes. Some quotes used here were gathered almost nine years … Continue reading The Deconstruction of the Christian Faith
A couple of years ago, I saw a brief video clip of a popular defender of the Christian faith speaking on a state college campus. As you can imagine, those opposed to the Christian faith arrived at the presentation equipped to expose the speaker for perpetuating what they believe to be a fairy tale, based … Continue reading The Close-Mindedness of Christians
The favorite planet of every middle school boy, right? While astronomers pronounce the planet’s name with the accent on the first syllable, the planet gets a lot of giggles at the expense of the many who place the accent on the second syllable. But, for a moment, let’s move beyond the planet’s name and try … Continue reading The Peculiar Planet Known as Uranus