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Some recommended reading

Vinoth Ramachandra cautions Christians who assert a universal “Christian worldview”. Context, he writes, inevitably shapes how one understands reality. After reading some books by the New Atheists, Jonathan Haidt had a hunch and he decided to crunch some numbers. He … Continue reading

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Who are atheists?

“An apologetics site, when discussing atheists and atheism, will most often focus on belief claims and rational arguments. We know a lot about what atheists believe and the arguments they use to counter the faith claims of Christians in particular. … Continue reading

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A review of “Unapologetic” by Francis Spufford

Francis Spufford doesn’t gladly suffer fools. At least, the particular garden variety of fool that tries his patience is the one who refuses to look reality in the eye, who prefers the vaporous consolation of illusion, and therefore doesn’t understand … Continue reading

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Can I Identify Myself as a Christian?

Two years ago I met with a young graduate physics student at the University of Calgary. We talked over coffee in a Starbucks and she asked me a question. “Can I identify myself as a Christian?” What she meant was … Continue reading

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A sign of greater tolerance or of the insignificance of religious belief?

From The Economist I find that “rates of interfaith and inter-denominational marriage are rising, to the point where 45% of marriages in the past decade have involved either two religions or Christian doctrines that clash seriously.” The article observes that … Continue reading

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Who are atheists?

An apologetics site, when discussing atheists and atheism, will most often focus on belief claims and rational arguments. We know a lot about what atheists believe and the arguments they use to counter the faith claims of Christians in particular. … Continue reading

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A pernicious form of atheism

In this Easter season, here is a thoughtful piece from W. Travis McMaken on atheism and its close relationship to the Christian community. He quotes Karl Barth, the great Swiss theologian, who commented on three types of atheism. Barth asked … Continue reading

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