JESUS IS DEAD! (April Fool’s!)

It is natural to start thinking about the afterlife at Easter. For Christians, we have been given a foretaste of Heaven in our faith’s founder, Jesus Christ. While many religions have wise teachers and famous adherents, only Christianity’s founder backed up His teachings with historically verifiable miracles (John 14:11; 1 Corinthians 15). Jesus’ resurrection was…

Don’t Study Counterfeits?

Introduction I have heard it said with regard to studying cults and other religions, that it is better to simply know the real thing than study counterfeits. This idea is backed up with the allegation that bank employees don’t learn to spot fake bills by studying the counterfeits – instead, they study real bills until…

Review: Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side

Introduction Natasha Crain is the blogger behind Christian Mom Thoughts (the only “Mommy Blog” that I read regularly – I promise) and the creator of the Facebook group Apologetics for Parents. She is a sharp Christian layperson who holds an MBA in marketing and statistics from UCLA, and does an excellent job of making apologetics accessible and relevant to parents. I was, therefore, excited…

Does Christianity Need the Bible?

Introduction Atheistic attacks on Christianity typically focus on philosophical issues concerning theism or evidential attacks on the Bible. The latter, however, plays upon a certain view of Christian theological methodology and ecclesiology that is flawed. These attacks assume that Christianity is relying on the Bible for its existence – which certainly seems fair, as many…

One of the Worst Arguments Against Atheism

Introduction There are a lot of good arguments for theism / against atheism (like the argument from contingency). There are also some good ones which unfortunately have been misused so often that they have been identified as bad ones (like Pascal’s Wager). Even more unfortunately, there are also some genuinely bad ones (like the argument from the banana), and some of these are…

Mormonism and the Apostasy Narrative

Introduction I had two young Mormon (LDS / Latter-Day Saint) missionaries come by my house the other day. Although I have had many meetings with Mormon missionaries in the past, this time I wanted to take a different tack than before. I wanted more than a contentious theological response that basically boiled down to “I have beliefs that disagree…