In his fascinating The Making of an Atheist: How Immorality Leads to Unbelief Jim Spiegel offers a unique thesis. It goes something like this: Rather than denial of God’s existence leading atheists to immoral behavior, immoral behavior leads atheists to denial of God’s existence. Spiegel claims Atheism is not atContinue Reading

If… No other religious leader was a God-Man (On Christ’s deity see Jn. 1:1, 18; 20:28; Rom. 9:5; Tit. 2:13; Heb. 1:8; 2 Pt. 1:1. On Christ’s humanity see Philip. 2:5-8; 1 Tim. 3:16; 2 Tim. 2:8; 1 Jn. 1:1; 3:16; 4:2; 5:6) No other religious leader atoned for the sinsContinue Reading

Of the many available sources on Islam, Win Corduan has one of the finest. Check out his entry Groups of Islam. Also, pick up his book (I believe Win is updating it) Neighboring Faiths. It’s a fine resource for world religions and offers an objective, historical, and doctrinal look atContinue Reading

Americans United for Life have put together a nice one-page chart that explains what’s going on with federal funding for abortion in the health care bill. It shows the importance of the Hyde Amendment–and the necessity of similar language appearing in this bill. HT: Justin Taylor What is the appropriate,Continue Reading

I just learned that Islamic holy month, Ramadan, begins today. So why an image of the Return of the Prodigal Son painted in 1622 by the Dutch painter Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn? Quite simply because any image portraying God’s actions would not be tolerated in Islam. As Craig Hazen’s intriguingContinue Reading

The funny thing about truth is ….There is a distinction between matters of taste and matters of fact. Consider these two statements: Sincerity and truth are not the same. Tolerance and truth are not the same. Some truths are self-evident, need no defense, and are the building blocks for humanContinue Reading

What is the relationship between faith and reason? Does faith require that we have reasons to believe or is faith merely a blind leap in the dark? Is faith a product of rational inquiry where our minds investigate first before we commit to a belief? Or do we commit toContinue Reading

The argument for God’s existence from objective moral values states that some things are really wrong in themselves, not because society says so or because some human choices may be inherently helpful in survival while others are harmful. Abuse, rape, and child torture are really wrong and not just sociallyContinue Reading

With Easter upon us it’s a fine time to look again at the “other” option so many so sadly seem to find attractive: R-E-I-N-C-A-R-N-A-T-I-O-N. When talking with your non-believing neighbor, co-worker, friend, etc., why not bring up the subject of life after death, expose the concerns of reincarnation, and showContinue Reading