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The Growing Appeal of Atheism

“There are no atheists in foxholes.” Or so the saying goes. Today, that probably has more to do with the scarcity of foxholes than it does with the scarcity of atheists. Indeed, the growing ranks of atheists include some who [Read More]

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Do Christians Have Overactive Imaginations?

A recent comment to one of my blog posts included an interesting analogy. The writer compared discussions between theists and atheists to Wile E Coyote cartoons, with the theists getting to play the Roadrunner: As he explained: You see, in [Read More]

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Trying to Escape Guilt

My last post used a scene from the show Madmen as a starting point for discussing guilt. The show tells the story of the men and women working in a New York ad agency in the 1960’s. The main character, [Read More]

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Christianity and the Moral Compass

Many of today’s “new atheists” make a moral claim against the God of Christianity. Drawing largely from the Old Testament, they claim that he is cruel and petty, and generally not worthy of worship. Not long ago, I discussed this [Read More]

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Is Altruism a By-Product of Evolution?

Competing worldviews need to make sense of the ways things actually are. Atheism, premised on the assumption that nature is all there is, employs evolution as the engine for change. But can evolution also explain development of human behavior? If [Read More]

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What Entropy Tells Us About Atheism

Several years ago, when I was younger, and much less wise, I decided it would be a good father-son project to invest in an older car that I could restore. (Note to fathers: it’s a much better bonding idea to [Read More]

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Making Sense of the Conscience

Where do morals and conscience come from? No matter what period in history or culture, it is plain to see that man has always felt a law pressing down upon him telling him, in essence, that there are some things [Read More]

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The Importance of Faith Formation for Children

As a culture, we continue to slide further away from participation in organized religion, satisfying our need to connect with the Almighty with vague commitments to “spirituality.”  Many modern parents, thinking themselves egalitarian and having little or no religious grounding themselves, decide that the [Read More]

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Why Being Judgmental Is Part of Our Nature

I was listening to a sermon not long ago in which the pastor extolled the virtue of not being “judgmental.” As Christians, he urged, we must be understanding and compassionate and forgiving. And since we can never know just what [Read More]

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Why Good Investigators Make Great Apologists

The best apologists think like an investigator. Surely it may help to be a seasoned detective like J. Warner Wallace, but you don’t have to be. It’s not even something you need special training to do. More than a skill, [Read More]

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Tragedy and the Christian Worldview

Most of us are reeling from the events which transpired in Connecticut last week. Witnessing unspeakable evil directed at helpless children, even once removed through the lens of media coverage, shakes to the core one’s faith and one’s confidence in [Read More]

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