Category: Christian Apologetics

An Apology to Robert Clifton Robinson: I Am Sorry I Missed Your Call (To Debate)

My apology to Robert Clifton Robinson for not responding sooner to his challenge to debate, my response to his challenge, and my reasoning for not debating him.

With Christian Apologists, It’s Never “Trust but Verify,” It’s Only Ever “Verify”

“The one who first states a case seems right, until the other comes and cross-examines.”Proverbs 18:17, NRSV INTRODUCTION In a prime example of “it takes one to know one,” many Christian apologists, for all their accusations that skeptics take biblical passages “out of context,”[1] have… Continue Reading “With Christian Apologists, It’s Never “Trust but Verify,” It’s Only Ever “Verify””

‘Raised on the Third Day: Defending the Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus,’ edited by W. David Beck and Michael R. Licona – A Brief Review

If it happened, the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth would have been one of the most important (if not the most important) event in human history. It is little wonder that apologists spend so much time and treasure defending it. One of the premier defenders of… Continue Reading “‘Raised on the Third Day: Defending the Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus,’ edited by W. David Beck and Michael R. Licona – A Brief Review”

Jimmy Akin and Joseph’s Two Homes (Evangelical Eisegesis #4 – Catholic Edition)

Matthew depicts Joseph as living in Bethlehem and setting in Nazareth later. Luke depicts Joseph as being from Nazareth, going to Bethlehem for the census and birth of Jesus, and then returning to Nazareth. How can these two be reconciled? If you’re Jimmy Akin… Continue Reading “Jimmy Akin and Joseph’s Two Homes (Evangelical Eisegesis #4 – Catholic Edition)”

Michael Jones, Jude, and 1 Enoch (Evangelical Eisegesis #3)

Michael Jones of Inspiring Philosophy suggests that the author of the epistle of Jude uses 1 Enoch 1:9 the way a pastor might insert a pop-culture reference into a sermon. But is this what’s going on with Jude’s citation of 1 Enoch? Let’s investigate!

Talking (Again) about the Resurrection of Jesus w/the Non-Alchemist and Matthew Hartke

Yesterday afternoon, I had the chance to talk with the Non-Alchemist and Matthew Hartke about the resurrection of Jesus, cognitive dissonance, Paul’s experience of the risen Christ, and much more. (You can also hear me mispronounce Ralph Fiennes last name. How embarrassing! Though it’s… Continue Reading “Talking (Again) about the Resurrection of Jesus w/the Non-Alchemist and Matthew Hartke”

Jonathan Burke Responds to My Post on Satan and Demons (part 2)

For those who are interested, Jonathan Burke has posted the second video in his series responding to my views on Satan and demons in Paul and the Gospels. (Click here for the previous post containing part 1.) I’ll refrain from making any substantive comments… Continue Reading “Jonathan Burke Responds to My Post on Satan and Demons (part 2)”

Cracks in the Foundation – On J. Warner Wallace’s Case for Gospel Reliability

Jonathan Burke Responds to My Post on Satan and Demons in the NT (part 1)

Last month, I wrote a brief post reacting to an episode of the Religious Learning podcast in which Christadelphian Jonathan Burke discussed his beliefs on the existence of Satan and demons. As I noted in that piece, while Burke and I are in agreement… Continue Reading “Jonathan Burke Responds to My Post on Satan and Demons in the NT (part 1)”

Frank Turek and Tryggve Mettinger: Caught in a Quotemine

I was recently tagged in a thread on Twitter asking whether something quoted by Frank Turek was true. Since Turek has me blocked on Twitter, I had to resort to other means (i.e., log into an older account I never use) to see what… Continue Reading “Frank Turek and Tryggve Mettinger: Caught in a Quotemine”