Paul the Apologist

Erik Manning commentates on seven passages from the book of Acts that demonstrate Paul’s use of reason and argumentation in evangelism. When evangelizing Jews, Paul argues from the Scripture. When evangelizing Greeks, Paul finds common ground and of course still quotes the Scriptures. 7 Powerful passages from the Book of Acts that show that theContinue reading “Paul the Apologist”

Arguments from Silence and Anonymous Gospels

An argument from silence is a logically fallacious argument that argues from the silence, or absence, of evidence. For example: “I cannot find my wallet, have you seen it?” I ask you. You remain silent and shrug your shoulders. “I knew you took it,” I say. “Where is it?” I just reached a conclusion basedContinue reading “Arguments from Silence and Anonymous Gospels”

Believing Thomas

Nearly every day a Christian will write me telling me that “faith is blind” and that we don’t need evidence and reason. Despite an entire Bible to the contrary, they will cite the “doubting Thomas” passage where Jesus says “those who have not seen, yet believe, are blessed” as if this supports their unreasonable position.Continue reading “Believing Thomas”

The Deadly Atheist Meme Even Christians Get Wrong

Many atheists and even many Christians think that “faith” is blindly trusting in someone/something despite the evidence. Neither group gets this from the Bible. Atheists say it because it makes Christians sound anti-intellectual, and some Christians say it because they are anti-intellectual. Both are wrong. The Deadly Atheist Meme Even Christians Get Wrong

God Makes Sense of the Logic Used to Reject Him

Our friend Dr. Travis Dickinson explains what logic is and why it is best explained by God. In the end, atheists attempt to use logic to deny God, but logic is a non-physical thing that is best explained by the existence of God. God Makes Sense of the Logic Used to Reject Him

A Look at the God of the Gaps Fallacy

The author at offers a well reasoned explanation of the God of the gaps fallacy. Sometimes this critique is warranted, and other times people confuse an argument from silence with an abductive argument — an argument that reasons to the best explanation. A Look at the God of the Gaps Fallacy

Colossians 2:8 Does Not Condemn Philosophy

Some Christians view reason as the enemy of faith. For this reason (pun intended), they reject philosophy. This philosophy (pun intended, again) is known as Christian anti-intellectualism. As you can hopefully already see, it is self-refuting. Nonetheless, some point to Colossians 2:8 to try and defend this odd philosophy. Only by ripping this verse outContinue reading “Colossians 2:8 Does Not Condemn Philosophy”

An Unexamined Worldview Is Not Worth Holding To

Donnie Haflich dissects the problem of young people leaving Christianity perfectly and provides what I believe is a great solution. If young people have never been shown why Christianity is true, why would we expect them to remain in the faith? An Unexamined Worldview Is Not Worth Holding To