Reasons to Believe

General Apologetics

  • The "New Atheism" Phenomenon, Part 3 (of 3)

    The first two installments of this series addressed three reasons for the phenomenon known as the “new atheism.” This fresh breed of atheism distinguishes itself from its predecessors by … more

  • The "New Atheism" Phenomenon, Part 2 (of 3)

    In the first installment of this series I wrote about the phenomenon known as the “new atheism.” In 2007, four books advocating atheism (the view that no God or gods exist) made the … more

  • The "New Atheism" Phenomenon, Part 1 (of 3)

    In the year 2007, four books on the topic of atheism (the view that no God or gods exist) topped the best-sellers list. These books were written by outspoken atheists Richard Dawkins (The God … more

  • Teenage Galaxies Found

    I still remember an astronomy class I took during my first year of graduate school in the early 1990s. Two classmates and I undertook a project to search for protogalaxies—giant gas and star … more

  • Resolutions For the Mind 2008

    I appreciate the idea of making New Year’s resolutions. Since we live such a short time on Earth, yearly reflection about life’s appropriate priorities seems prudent. And even if we fall … more

  • Believers and Unbelievers, Part 3 (of 3)

    In Parts 1 and 2 of this series I explored how believers (biblical theists) and unbelievers (atheists or skeptical nontheists) attempt to explain both belief and disbelief in God from their … more

  • Believers and Unbelievers, Part 2 (of 3)

    In Part 1 of this series I briefly attempted to explore how both believers (biblical theists) and nonbelievers (atheists or skeptical nontheists) attempt to explain how some people come to believe in … 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

  • Believers and Unbelievers, Part 1 (of 3)

    In this brief series of articles I would like to accomplish three things. First (in Part 1), I will identify how believers (biblical theists) and unbelievers (atheists or skeptical nontheists) … more

  • The Importance of Rowing Together

    Watching Ken Burns’s new documentary on PBS about World War II led to, of all things, an apologetics epiphany on my part.

    I have been a student of the Second World War since my early childhood. … more

  • The Dark and Bright Sides of Cosmology

    Astrophysics has its ironies. Here’s one: Studies of the brightest galaxies in the universe led to the discovery that 99 percent of all matter is "dark matter".1 But matter is only part of the … more

  • Ingenious Discoveries

     I often marvel at the discoveries scientists make and the ingenuity employed in making those discoveries. For example, a year ago on Creation Update I discussed a Science article where … more

  • Nightline's "Does God Exist?" Debate

    After watching ABC's online version of the debate on whether God exists, I realized more than ever the need for an organization like Reasons To Believe. The face-off pitted Brian Sapient and Kelly (no … more

  • Reasons to Believe through Music

    By RTB Apologist Dr. Stan Lennard  

    What is music to man? Music is manifold beauty. It expresses emotions of love, anger, joy, celebration, sadness and compassion. Music richly … more

  • The Ultimate Apologetic

    1 Peter 3:15 (NIV)

    Have you ever met a fellow believer in Christ whose overall character of life and faith was so vibrant that their example seemed to make Christianity even more believable? Not that … more

  • 365 Reasons to Celebrate a New Year

    Forget about the New Year's resolutions; they seldom survive January anyway. (Besides, healthy living should already be automatic, right?) Perhaps it's better to focus on more reliable scenarios, such … more

  • Faith and Reason

    And at times even believers have spoken of faith in less-than-rational terms. However, historic Christianity affirms a necessary and proper relationship between faith and reason. There has been a … more