How Can God Be Loving And Send People To Hell?

Earlier today I noticed this meme on Facebook, posted by a friend of mine. It’s a challenge to the believer that the God he worships is self-contradictory and inconsistent. The meme would seem to say the scripture is at odds with itself. Thus, why believe in a God who contradicts himself like this? However, such a perception is partial and … Learn More

If It Can’t Be Measured It Doesn’t Exist

A while back I posted the following on my Facebook page: “If it can’t be measured, it doesn’t exist.” It wasn’t long before someone asked, “How do you measure God?” Some people look at faith in God as something that is regulated to “personal belief.” In other words, you can believe something if you want, but it’s not really real. … Learn More

Where Is God When _______?

I had an interesting exchange with a Facebook friend who asked, “Where is God when genocide, rape, and starvation are part of everyday life?” Our short discussion revolved around injustices done to South African blacks during the era of apartheid. Her challenge was a significant one, and usually many Christians have great difficulties answering it, often overwhelmed with the scope … Learn More

The Historical Reliability of the Bible

This article is the outline notes for a TV episode of “Together Through The Bible,”my weekly Bible study program that aired on Eagle TV in Mongolia. You can watch the full video of the study here:  As a collection of religious texts the Bible speaks to many issues of philosophy and morality. Like many religious texts, its claims may be … Learn More

I Was A Heretic Last Week, But Now I’m Better

For the last few months I’ve been exploring the topic of human origins looking to solve challenges that skeptics hold about Cain’s wife, Cain’s city, and his parents, Adam and Eve. I’m not going to spell out here the details that I was uncovering, suffice it to say that my exploration of this topic ended up with me an inch … Learn More

Evolution vs. Intelligent Design: Philosophy or History?

I’m wondering how much of the creation/evolution debate is caught up in the labels of “Evolution,” “Creation,” and “Intelligent Design.” I say this because of the popularly understood notions of what these labels mean. While you personally may not regard evolution as beginning with the idea that God does not (or must not) exist the published works indicate that the … Learn More

Ask Tom: Why Is Young Earth Creationism Pseudoscientific?

During a discussion on creationism I was asked the question, “Why is young earth creationism pseudoscientific in your view?”  Allow me to explain. Have you ever seen this photo? Here is a great example of what speech says and what it means. The meaning of the sign is that the parking space is reserved for vehicles that use electric or … Learn More