The ‘God-of-the-Gaps’ Caricature (Sickler)

Some opponents of Christianity accuse Christians of holding a "God-of-the-gaps" view of unexplainable natural phenomena. They attack this view as completely unscientific and they say it is yet another example of how Christians are stupid myth-believing people. But it's not quite that simple! I like how Bradley Sickler discusses this in chapter two of God… Continue reading The ‘God-of-the-Gaps’ Caricature (Sickler)

Robin Hood, History, and Neo-Atheists (Copan)

Some people have "issues" with aspects of the Old Testament.  In the OT you find stories of stoning, incest, polygamy, bloody warfare, and so forth.  Neo-atheists try to make hay out of these OT stories and argue that God is immoral, unjust, blood-thirsty, hateful, and sexist (etc. etc.).  What do Christians do in light of… Continue reading Robin Hood, History, and Neo-Atheists (Copan)

God’s Existence and Biology: A Whopping Non Sequitur

This section of Paul Copan's Is God A Moral Monster caught my attention.  (Note: it is part of a much larger argument, so I can't quote the whole thing here). "The inventor Thomas Edison said that humans are 'incurably religious.'  History certainly bears this out.  But why have humans been so religiously inclined across the… Continue reading God’s Existence and Biology: A Whopping Non Sequitur

Science and Searching For A Theory of Everything

 The fine staff of Evangelical Press gave me this excellent new book by scientist and theologian Edgar Andrews - Who Made God: Searching for a Theory of Everything (2009).  I'm nearly finished with it, and have been quite impressed with it.  To be honest, I've never read anything like it before.  Andrews is an experienced… Continue reading Science and Searching For A Theory of Everything