If you’ve been investigating the skeptical arguments against religion (or, more accurately, the Christian faith in particular) then you have likely come across the argument that, ultimately, culture is what determines religious faith. Is this an argument that stands under scrutiny or does it end up falling flat on its face?
Perhaps one of the most misused logical fallacies in religious debate is the No True Scotsman fallacy. How do we know when someone has committed the fallacy?
If Christianity is true, how do we approach miracle claims in other religions? Is this an impossible hurdle to jump or have the critics gone a step too far?
If Jesus wasn’t a liar could He have been honestly mistaken about His divine identity instead?
In the garden of Gethsemane, when Jesus was being arrested by the Temple guards of the Sanhedrin, why did the disciples flee? Is this evidence that they didn’t believe that Jesus was divine?
Did Jesus Christ really claim to be divine, or were these claims added by the church long after the fact?
If God is omniscient then He knows everything you and I are going to do in the future. But if God knows everything we’re going to do in the future then how are we free to do otherwise? Is there any way we can answer this paradox?
With so many books, videos, and other online materials begging to be discovered and read, where is the best place to begin studying apologetics? These five books are among my personal favourites and, in my opinion, present a solid starting point for those looking to get into the ministry.
A couple of critics have given us a few instructions on how to live but are they consistent or have they made a hilarious blunder?
The atheist debate notes have asked us to conjure up the evilest God possible. What do I think of their findings?
During debates with online atheists, one thing I notice is that the focus always turns to the nature of God’s character. What should be our focus when we evangelize to the non-believer?
After a short break over the holidays, it feels good to be back in the apologist’s seat. Getting here wasn’t easy and I made plenty of the mistakes along the way. As the new year begins I’d like to offer a few handy tips for those interested in entering apologetics.
Are soundbites a skeptics favourite argument? When even a professor depends on them I think that’s a good enough reason to take a hard look at them.
More often than not I’ve seen a recurring narrative among the deconverted regarding a severe lack of critical examination. Should we strive to avoid testing our faith, or would doing so make it all the more secure?
Proof of God’s existence is something we’ve all wrestled with at least once. Shouldn’t God appear before us and give us concrete proof? Is an appearance really the best way to achieve confidence?