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

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 the world has revealed to me a single truth: People choose a religion for what they can get out of it. Very rarely do people take up a religious view … Learn More

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 morally evil, but falls under a different definition of functionally evil. In fact, some of what we think of as morally good, may also be mistaken and actually fall under … Learn More

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, rather, it assumes that a moral God must be only-loving. In fact, God possesses the full range of emotions and intellectual capacity as man, more so, thus, saying God is all-loving … Learn More

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 miraculous image of the real Lord Jesus. The exchange has driven me back to scripture to one again ensure that my position on the Shroud is not a mistaken one. … Learn More

“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 of Christianity being tightly related to the decline of the traditional family. However, one quote caught my attention. It is a summary statement of the position atheists have about Christianity. … Learn More

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 of society. This narrative, to a degree successfully promulgated, was fostered by those with a liberal mindset toward Christianity. More importantly, within the church community this narrative has been embraced … Learn More

How Do You Know The Bible Isn’t A Myth?

Throughout 5,000 years of recorded human history virtually every culture has had some kind of mythos regarding the supernatural world. In fact, Judaism, and later Christianity, sprang from a group of stories about the supernatural world and its impact on Israeli society. All of the ancient religious myths have fallen into obscurity, but Judaism and Christianity remain. Yet here is … Learn More