• ‘Unapologetic’

    Scintillatingly good, embarrasingly bad. This recent (2012) book by Francis ...

  • “I am the light of the world” – sermon notes

    Text - John 8:12-30 Whereas the main question in chapter 7 is, 'Who is Jesus?', ...

  • 16 bad atheist arguments

    I rather like how Jeremy Linn has captured some of the most popular atheist ...

  • April fools?

    April Fool's Day sets up interesting challenges for readers of newspapers and ...

  • Boghossian vs McGrew: faith and evidence

    Peter Boghossian is a teacher of philosophy, an atheist, and author of a recent ...

  • Christ’s resurrection – Unbelievable?

    On a recent edition of Premier Christian Radio's Unbelievable programme, the ...

  • Contending for the faith

    'Contending for the faith', writes Lee Gatiss in Evangelicals Now, is a phrase ...

  • Craig, Strobel, Wilson, Denison, and Hitchens debate God’s Existence

    You've got to hand it to Christopher Hitchens.  Such is his self-confidence, and ...

  • Disappointed with Jesus

    A recent (20th August 2011) edition of Premier Radio's Unbelievable show featured ...

  • Explanation, Explanation, Explanation

    Levels of Explanation There are varous kinds of explanations, corresponding ...

  • Extra-terrestrial life: theological perspective

    Earlier in the year, Professor Paul Davies was interviewed for the Guardian's ...

  • Fideism

    Some early Christian teachers, such as Justin Martyr, Clement of Alexandria, ...

  • Five things science cannot account for

    It is, perhaps, the defining characteristic of 'scientism' to claim that all ...

  • Genesis or evolution: do we have to choose?

    This is the title of a chapter in Denis Alexander's book Creation or Evolution: ...

  • God’s ‘two books’

    The habit of referring to God's 'two books' - the book of [...]

  • Goldilocks and the Moon

    Further to my entry on the 'Goldilocks Effect' - the idea that the universe ...

  • Hume and the argument from design

     David Hume (1711-76) opposed the argument on the following grounds (a brief ...

  • Is religious belief just a matter of cultural conditioning?

    'If you were born in Saudi Arabia,' the argument goes, 'you would probably ...

  • MY truth versus THE truth

    Drew Wilmott writes about how people - believers and non-believers alike - ...

  • Once again: the legendary Wilberforce-Huxley encounter

    For a good story to be passed on from father to son, from teacher to pupil, ...

  • Presuppositionalist apologetics

    Many Christians will be aware of the evidentialist approach to apologetics.  ...

  • Stephen Law: anything but God

    Last Monday, Christian apologist William Lane Craig debated atheist philosopher ...

  • Tactics

    This is the title of a book by Greg Koukl.  The author suggests a number of ...

  • The blind men and the elephant

    A famous Indian fable tells of a number of a blind men who try to describe ...

  • The body – a story of repression

    It is often supposed that the Christian faith has had, down the years, an ...

  • The Gospels and eyewitness testimony – the use of names

    What follows is based on this lecture by Dr Peter J. Williams. Recent studies ...

  • The historical reliability of the Gospels

    Of course, for some kinds of literature, historical reliability is irrelevant.  ...

  • The influence of theology on science

    The relationship between science and Christian theology is much closer than ...

  • The Lewis ‘Trilemma’ revisited

    What possible answers could be given to the question, "Who was Jesus?" C.S. ...

  • The Parable of the Three Rings

    In his play Nathan the Wise, Gotthold Lessing (1729-1781) re-tells the ancient ...

  • The Sceptic’s Annotated Bible

    The Sceptic's Annotated Bible (SAB) is a god-send for Christians.  If you ...

  • The teleological argument

    I was prompted a recent episode of Premier Christian Radio’s ‘Unbelievable’ ...

  • The Television Mind

    It would be easy to moan about the negative impact that television has had ...

  • The Virgin Birth

    'The first and most indisputable fact about the birth of Jesus is that it occurred ...

  • What should we do with Christianity’s exclusive truth claims?

    One of the most frequently-heard objections to the Christian faith is this: ...

  • Why is the universe so old?

    Until about 50 years ago, conventional scientific wisdom was that the universe ...