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What the Demand for Extraordinary Evidence Really Means

Recent posts considered the challenge of many secularists that “extraordinary claims” – like the resurrection and other miracles of Jesus – require “extraordinary proof.” While this phrase makes for a catchy jingle, it demonstrates, I tried to show, an underlying bias [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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A Miracle Can Be The Best Explanation

Seeking the best explanation for a set of circumstances is something we all do intuitively. It’s called abductive reasoning. As Jim has pointed out on many of his podcasts, it’s what detectives do in solving a crime: putting the pieces [Read More]

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The Miracle of Easter

For Christians all across the globe – men, women and children of all races, nationalities and cultures – today concludes Holy Week, a week during which we remember the Passion, Death and Resurrection of our Savior. Adorning the buildings where [Read More]

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The Miracle of Christmas

Tomorrow, Christians throughout the world will celebrate the birth of the Savior. But to the growing number of atheists, this celebration makes little sense. Having accepted the materialist’s view of reality, they have limited themselves to thinking that nature is all [Read More]

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Can Atheism Answer the Tough Questions?

Atheists are fond of attacking believers for accepting that miracles are possible.  They insist that nature is, essentially, a closed system and that nothing from beyond can enter it.  At least, nothing that smacks of the supernatural in the religious [Read More]

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Dealing With Basic Doubts About Faith

I received a letter not long ago from a believer with serious doubts. Science, he felt, had made believing in a variety of Biblical accounts seem foolish. The virgin birth, the trinity, the parting of the Red Sea, Noah’s Arc… [Read More]

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The Miracle of Christmas

Earlier this week, Christians throughout the world celebrated the birth of the Savior. But to the growing number of atheists, this celebration makes little sense. Having accepted the materialist’s view of reality, they have limited themselves to thinking that nature [Read More]

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