Reasons to Believe


  • World War II: The Greatest Catastrophe in History

    Today, September 1, 2009, marks the 70th anniversary of the beginning of World War II—the deadliest war in the history of humankind.

    When German dictator Adolf Hitler ordered his military … more

  • How Come the Bible Doesn’t Condemn Slavery?

    Since slavery is today considered a great moral evil, some wonder why the Bible doesn’t categorically condemn the practice. Critics even insist that the Bible (both Old and New Testaments) … more

  • Thinking About Ethics Part 5

    What are the critical questions to ask when examining a system of ethics? What worldview implications stand behind the issue of morality?

    In parts three and four of this series I began exploring what … more

  • Thinking About Ethics Part 4

    What are the five fundamental philosophical questions concerning ethics?

    In part three of this series I began exploring “the five problems of ethics.” These questions raise critical … more

  • Thinking About Ethics Part 3

    The laws of physics are discovered by human beings, not invented. But would you say the same about ethical laws? Are ethical principles invented or discovered?

    What is good (ethics) cannot exist in a … more

  • Thinking About Ethics Part 2

    Why is it that many people think the most powerful argument in support of God’s existence is the moral argument?

    Morality appears to be at the core of what it means to be a human being. … more

  • Thinking About Ethics Part 1

    When I am dead I hope the people who knew me well will say I lived a “good life.”

    For the ancient Greek philosophers, a “good life” meant a life of deep reflection about the … more

  • God Hates Divorce!

    That’s a rather intolerant statement, especially in light of how much broken marriages permeate our culture, even among those who attend church. However, while the Bible does express God’s … more

  • Not All Bad

    Various atheists have felt confident in the past year or so, expressing themselves through a number of best-selling books authored by the likes of Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Victor Stenger, … more

  • Uniqueness of Human Capacity to Express Malice

    One of the cornerstone doctrines of the Christian faith is that humans alone among all life-forms on Earth are sinners. According to the Bible, all humans and only humans are born with the propensity … more

  • What is Just War Theory?

    Through the centuries Christian thinkers have taken different positions on the controversial subject of war. Three broad theories concerning the morality of war for the Christian can be identified: … more

  • An Opportunity to Test Our Worldview

    One of the tests for evaluating a worldview has been called the Explanatory Power and Scope test, where one is interested in determining whether a particular worldview is able to explain what we see … more

  • Danger of Too Much Exposure to Evil

    TNRTB Archive - Retained for reference information

    An American team of social medical researchers has employed a new statistical technique to demonstrate the biblically consistent principle that … more

  • More Than Intelligent Design

    They swim against the powerful tide of naturalism, and I applaud their efforts and integrity. At the same time, however, I sense a need to clarify a subtle but significant distinction between their … more

  • A Comment on Humility Theology

    The anthropic principle faces serious challenges from outside the disciplines of astronomy and physics. Many scholars in the humanities and social sciences fear that the anthropic principle will … more

  • President's Laptop- April 2001

    Dear Friends,

    Perhaps you have come across (or heard about) the claim that I am a “danger” to evangelical Christianity, that I am part of the great deception of 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12. I … more

  • President's Laptop- January 2001

    Dear Friends,

    If you are old enough to read my words, you are experienced enough, I hope, to know that reading is not necessarily believing. My familiar exhortation to “test” truth claims … more

  • Is Morality Only in the Eye of the Beholder?

    In Romans 12:2, the Apostle Paul warns the Roman church to stop conforming to the “patterns of the world” and implores them instead to “be transformed” by the renewing of their … more