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The Foundation, part 5: Defending the Lynchpin

To review: Christianity exists because the apostles claimed to have had multiple encounters with Jesus, alive and in-the-flesh, after he had been executed and buried. According to them, they conversed with him, ate with him, and even examined his crucifixion … Continue reading

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The Foundation, part 4: The Lynchpin of Existence

To boil everything I’ve written in this blog down to a single statement: the Church’s use of the term “faith” is completely wrong, and that error has corrupted every facet of Christianity as we know it. Or, to be accurate… … Continue reading

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The Foundation, part 3: I Am Not a Pessimist

My original intention for this entry was to explain, rationally and from the evidence, why Christianity is true. Not that there aren’t plenty of better-qualified people out there who have already done it and whose books are readily available at … Continue reading

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The Foundation, part 2: Consumers in the Market for a Seeker-Friendly God

In my last entry, I talked about how our popular notion of “faith” actually amounts to a negation, a reversal of the gospel taught by Jesus and the apostles. Instead of salvation by grace through faith, with faith as the … Continue reading

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The Foundation (Part 1 of 6)

As unlikely as this might seem, I actually agree with the New Atheism movement. And no, I’m not just saying that for the shock value—because now you want to find out why in the world a Christian would agree with … Continue reading

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The Truth about Christmas, the Super-man, and Agrarian Winters

Christmas has always been a curious phenomenon, beset with controversy and contradiction. And I’m not talking about the supposed “War on Christmas” decried these days on cable news talking-head shows, castigating secularists’ efforts to overthrow Christians’ monopoly on the season. … Continue reading

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