Reading Time: < 1 minute So here’s the thing. The Christian seems to historiographically rate the NT over and above the other biblical books so that the Gospels have hermeneutic priority over any other book. My last book (The Nativity: A Critical Examination), and my subsequent radio debate with Randal Rauser, showed that the only time the Gospels are verifiable – that they intersect with known facts and verifiable incidents – is during the nativity accounts of Matthew and Luke.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Soap wasn’t known to the ancients, but it’s not hard to make. Why no recipe for it in the Bible? Can we stop with “God has his reasons,” or does this say something about the truth of the Bible?
Reading Time: 4 minutes Matthew grounds his virgin birth story as the fulfillment of a prophecy from the Old Testament book of Isaiah. Let’s take a look at what that chapter is actually talking about to see if Matthew’s claim holds up.
Reading Time: 10 minutes The Bible has far more manuscript copies than any book from history, and Christians claim that it holds hundreds of instances of fulfilled prophecy. But how reliable is it? Is it history or just mythology?
Reading Time: 3 minutes A recent podcast spent an hour responding to Dan Savage’s well-publicized public spanking of the Bible. The podcast says that Savage’s claim–that the Bible is “radically pro-slavery”–is hopelessly wrong, but the Bible itself disagrees.
Reading Time: 4 minutes What do Christians say to my arguments? Here are 16 responses to my pro-choice position, with my rebuttals (part 1 of 2).
Reading Time: < 1 minute I’ve figured out why prayer doesn’t work! The clues are all within a single book of the Bible.
Reading Time: 3 minutes God commands a lot of genocide in the Bible. Apparently feeling compelled to justify the savagery of his favorite deity, apologist William Lane Craig actually argues that the slaughter was justified and righteous.