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 atRead More

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 sinsRead More

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 atRead More

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,Read More

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 intriguingRead More

The funny thing about truth is …. There is a distinction between matters of taste and matters of fact. Consider these two statements: Chile makes the best Merlot. Arizona is nearer to California than Vermont.   Sincerity and truth are not the same. I can sincerely believe that running acrossRead More

My good friend Louis McBride of Baker Book House offers a brief review of the upcoming Buddhism: A Christian Exploration and Appraisal authored by two towering Christian intellects, Keith Yandell (University of Wisconsin, Madison) and Harold Netland (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School). Although I’ve not yet read it, I’m confident itRead More

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 toRead More

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 sociallyRead More

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 showRead More