If believing in Jesus is such a huge deal, why doesn’t he do whatever it takes to show himself to me?

Back in New Testament times, Jesus supposedly worked miracles. He healed the sick. He raised the dead. He has even resurrected himself. He said he did these things so we might believe. (John 14:10-11) Shouldn’t he do the same for me if it’s so important that I’m persuaded? Have you ever heard questions like these? … Read more

Looking for God in all the wrong places: Does neuroscience really prove that there is no God?

Note: I wrote this originally like 8 years ago, but I figured it was well worth reviving since this is one of those zombie objections that just keeps coming back.  Recently the  L.A.Times ran an op-ed piece written by two atheists who use neuroscience to show us that God is a human invention. Cutting edge stuff, I … Read more

Radical Christians are trying to replace democracy with their version of Sharia law, and other crazy things people say

Beware of those evil Christians. They’re always mixing politics and religion. Don’t you know that you can’t legislate morality? Don’t impose your beliefs on me! Stop trying to make America your Christian theocracy! That’s some of the hysteria that’s out there. And there are some well-meaning Christians who are happy to agree with some of … Read more

Skeptics say “we don’t know who wrote the gospels, but it wasn’t Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John”. They’re using a double standard.

Double standards are the worst. Have you ever been on the other side of a double standard? Of course, you have. Take for example the subject of women’s breasts. OK, that was me shamelessly trying to get your attention. But now that I got your attention, hear me out. In America, it’s perfectly acceptable for … Read more

Are you defining faith the same way Richard Dawkins does or the way Jesus does?

There’s this really annoying thing that I see many atheists do. Not to overgeneralize, but I’ve heard it far too often. And it’s that they will persist in defining faith as belief without evidence. Here are some notable examples: “Faith is pretending to know what you don’t know” – Peter Boghossian “Faith is belief without … Read more

There’s one terrible reason to believe the gospels were written late, and there are 7 historical reasons to believe that they were written early

Here’s a question that’s raised by skeptics from time to time. Why were the gospels written a generation after Jesus died? I mean, it’s only the “Greatest Story Ever Told.” Why did it take them so long to write this thing down if it was so important? How reliable can these stories be if they … Read more

A Response to I Stopped Believing In God After Pastoring A Megachurch

There’s a video that has been trending on YouTube from Buzzfeed that’s called “I Stopped Believing in God After Pastoring a Megachurch”. It’s like a testimony service but in reverse; something of an altar call to atheism, and it raises some interesting questions. Here’s the video: What do we say in response to something like this? … Read more

“That’s Just Your Opinion”

Scene: Jesus Quintana is traipsing around the bowling alley, brimming with confidence. He tells Walter and The Dude — in not-so-nice terms — how he’s going to mop up the floor with them. The Dude replies with that now-famous mother of all comebacks “well, that’s just like, your opinion man”. Disclaimer: I’m on the conscientious side these days, … Read more