christianity

Free Book: The Swedish Atheist, the Scuba Diver and Other Apologetic Rabbit Trails

October 30, 2013

I don’t generally recommend books I haven’t read, but in this case I’m happy to make an exception. Randal Rauser’s writing is always thought-provoking, relevant and worthwhile — and given today’s special, it’s now eminently affordable! Today only (Wednesday, October 30), the e-version of Rauser’s book The Swedish Atheist, the Scuba Diver and Other Apologetic […]

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Which God do you worship?

April 30, 2013

I recently had a discussion with a friend about whether Muslims worship the same God as Christians. At first glance, one might be tempted to answer “no”: different religions, therefore different Gods. Christians don’t believe in Allah, Muslims don’t believe in Jesus, end of story. But such a snap judgement fails to do justice to […]

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Review: Cross Examined by Bob Seidensticker

April 24, 2013

Cross Examined: An Unconventional Spiritual Journey by Bob Seidensticker is an easy book to sum up: it’s a novel about apologetics. Such an undertaking has intriguing possibilities, but unfortunately Seidensticker can’t quite pull off this combination. Apologetics is mostly about telling; good fiction is about showing — and in this novel the two make for […]

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Follow-Up: Can you be a Christian and still believe … ?

December 29, 2012

My post Can you be a Christian and still believe … ? caused quite a bit of furor on the interwebs, so I’d like to take a moment to offer a few explanatory notes as well as provide some resources for further exploration of these topics. First, the point of the post wasn’t to provide a […]

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Can you be a Christian and still believe … ?

December 28, 2012

Guess what? You can still be a Christian even if you believe that: Evolution is true. The Bible isn’t inerrant. Women have the same rights as men. Homosexuality isn’t a sin. Owning a gun isn’t a God-given right. America isn’t God’s chosen country. Republicans aren’t God’s chosen political party. The modern state of Israel isn’t […]

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