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…

Is What You Believe The Real Deal? Are You Sure?

I stood before a class of university journalism students in Mongolia to talk with them about journalism and truth. A smaller group, about five of them, stood at the front…

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…

All Religions, Except Christianity, Have One Thing In Common

What are you looking for in a religion? By involving yourself in religious belief or an organization, what do you hope to gain? My experience with people from all over…

Death Was God’s Idea: Understanding The Differences Between Functional Good And Evil

Why does a good God permit evil in the world that he created? I’d like to suggest that what we sometimes think of as morally evil is, in fact, not…

Hey Atheist, God Is All-Loving. But Not In The Way You Think

Regarding the problem of evil, the atheist objects saying, “How can God be all-knowing and all-loving and let evil exist?” Underlying the atheist’s mindset is not that God is all-loving,…

The Shroud Of Turin Is Not The Burial Cloth Of Jesus, Here’s Why

I had a recent conversation with someone on Facebook advocating that the Shroud of Turin is the burial cloth of Jesus and that the image on the shroud is a…

“Christianity Is Rooted In Fear & Superstition”

Have I got your attention? Recently I’ve been reading the book, “How The West Really Lost God,” by Mary Eberstadt. The book makes a strong case for the Western decline…

The Problem With Progressive Christianity

For many years there has been the notion among some people that American Christianity is too concerned with doctrine and theology and less concerned with helping the needy and oppressed…

How To Recognize A False Religion

If you’ve ever been confronted by a Mormon at your door, or spent time listening to a Buddhist talk about enlightenment, or sat in a church service of progressives, then…