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The Handbook: An Overview of the Apologetics Field, and Its (Hopeful) End.

We’re about to plunge into actual apologetics works and examine their authors’ major ideas and claims. Before we do that, let’s just real quick-like run through the field as a whole so we’re all on the same page. I’m sure … Continue reading

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The One Thing Christian Parents Aren’t Doing.

Before we start, there’s some breaking news: I’m getting interviewed on radio by a member of Minnesota Atheists next Sunday, November 2nd, at 9am-10am CST! It’s my first radio interview so I hope I won’t suck at it. If you’re … Continue reading

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(Christians Are Not) The Designated Adult.

(CN: Domestic violence, abuse, gaslighting.) Hi and welcome back! We’re cruising right into the weekend, aren’t we? Last time we talked, I touched briefly on the way that Christians often insist on adjudicating and judging people’s lives and personal decisions. … Continue reading

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The Unequally Yoked Club: The Most Important Thing.

Hi y’all! We’ve been talking lately about how quite a few Christians base their marriages on a shared belief in their religion, making the whole marriage quake when one partner loses that belief. I made the point that it really … Continue reading

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The Great Omission.

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. . . This Bible quote, … Continue reading

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What Happens When You Mix Martian Logic with Low Church Attendance?

It’s hard to explain exactly what Martian logic is, so I’m going to use an example and hope the meaning conveys. In the comic strip Calvin & Hobbes, young Calvin one day decides to back the family car out of … Continue reading

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You Are Not Alone.

I thought this was just amazing. Courtesy of Dan Fincke‘s FB page comes this beautiful idea, the Not Alone Project. (Here is a link to its official page.) It’s geared to people who are in the process of deconverting and … Continue reading

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The Christian’s Guide to Ex-Christians: Look, This Isn’t That Hard to Understand.

The sky is falling, but Christians are looking at the ground to find out why. Check out this fascinating article from a Christian news site about young people who are leaving their religion in record numbers. The news was even … Continue reading

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