Category: Apologists

Evangelical Eisegesis: A Dalliance with Daniel #3 – Belshazzar, Nebuchadnezzar, and Nitocris

A look at a recent post by pop-apologist SJ Thomason on Belshazzar in the book of Daniel.

Paulogia Takes on J. Warner Wallace over “Lame” Explanations for the Resurrection

To say that I’m not a fan of J. Warner Wallace would be an understatement. As far as I’m concerned, he and I are equally qualified to talk about the Bible and history. That is to say, not at all. (So, why are you… Continue Reading “Paulogia Takes on J. Warner Wallace over “Lame” Explanations for the Resurrection”

Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 4

Part 1: Series Introduction and Contradiction #1 – “How Many Women?” Part 2: Contradiction #2 – “Was the Stone Already Removed?” Part 3: Contradiction #3 – “Angel or Angels?” Part 4: Contradiction #4 – “The Ending of Mark” and Series Conclusion 1 THE ENDING… Continue Reading “Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 4”

Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 3

Part 1: Series Introduction and Contradiction #1 – “How Many Women?” Part 2: Contradiction #2 – “Was the Stone Already Removed?” Part 3: Contradiction #3 – “Angel or Angels?” Part 4: Contradiction #4 – “The Ending of Mark” and Series Conclusion 1 ANGEL OR… Continue Reading “Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 3”

Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 2

Part 1: Series Introduction and Contradiction #1 – “How Many Women?” Part 2: Contradiction #2 – “Was the Stone Already Removed?” Part 3: Contradiction #3 – “Angel or Angels?” Part 4: Contradiction #4 – “The Ending of Mark” and Series Conclusion 1 WAS THE… Continue Reading “Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 2”

Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 1

Part 1: Series Introduction and Contradiction #1 – “How Many Women?” Part 2: Contradiction #2 – “Was the Stone Already Removed?” Part 3: Contradiction #3 – “Angel or Angels?” Part 4: Contradiction #4 – “The Ending of Mark” and Series Conclusion SERIES INTRODUCTION It… Continue Reading “Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 1”

Book Review: ‘Why Christianity Matters’ by SJ Thomason

Author: S.J. ThomasonBook: Why Christianity Matters: Historical, Sociocultural, and Moral Reasons to Follow Jesus Christ (1st edition [out of print])Publisher: Kindle Direct PublishingYear: 2020Total Page Count: 410Price: $14.49 (print) I. INTRODUCTION From the time I was a teenager to just prior to my deconversion, I was an avid reader of Christian apologetics.… Continue Reading “Book Review: ‘Why Christianity Matters’ by SJ Thomason”

Evangelical Randy Alcorn Reviews Bart Ehrman’s Book on the Afterlife

Readers of my blog have noticed that over the past couple of weeks I have been throwing up brief snippets from Bart Ehrman’s latest book Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife (Simon & Schuster, 2020). I for one have enjoyed this volume by Ehrman… Continue Reading “Evangelical Randy Alcorn Reviews Bart Ehrman’s Book on the Afterlife”

Ludicrous, Liar, or Lazy? SJ Thomason, Child Sacrifice, and Why You Should Actually Read Your Sources

I had not planned to write about pop-apologist SJ Thomason for a while. Back in February she wrote a response to a piece I had written concerning the dating of the Gospels[1] and while I had been working on a rebuttal to it I gave… Continue Reading “Ludicrous, Liar, or Lazy? SJ Thomason, Child Sacrifice, and Why You Should Actually Read Your Sources”

Invasion of the Bible Snatchers – Ray Comfort’s ‘Scientific Facts in the Bible’ – In the Beginning

To see other posts in this series, please go to the series’ page. Among the most memorable and iconic verses from the King James Bible is the one with which it begins: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). Other… Continue Reading “Invasion of the Bible Snatchers – Ray Comfort’s ‘Scientific Facts in the Bible’ – In the Beginning”