There seems to be a tendency in human beings to draw the logical conclusion that each of us prefers to be true. So when it comes to evaluating arguments for reasonableness and explanatory power, … more
Are Christians well known for their careful thinking, or does faith do damage to reason? While skeptics sometimes question whether historic Christianity comports with a vigorous logical outlook on … more
Do you know that it’s possible to engage in a vigorous argument without your face turning red, your jugular vein popping out, or raising your voice? Lots of people think of arguments solely in … more
What’s the point?
That is the essential question to ask when critically examining arguments. In logic, the point is always what the argument’s conclusion indicates. Thus, the conclusion … more
Jewish scholar and radio talk show host Dennis Prager often says, “Clarity is more important than agreement.” And when it comes to reasoning, clarity carries its own persuasive power. … more
Are professional sports on the up and up? Do the “better” teams win by genuinely defeating the “lesser” teams?
With the NBA playoffs having just finished, it’s a good … more
If you want your thoughts on any given subject to be clear and careful, it usually requires engaging the topic more than once. To think again about something means that you want to get it right. … more
Logic gives us a checklist for our thoughts. It orders our thinking and prepares us to present our beliefs to others in a clear and consistent way. For Christians, this is an invaluable apologetics … more
Various factors influence a person’s beliefs about reality and truth—some of the factors are rational (consistent with reason), some irrational (in conflict with reason), and some … more
As we saw in part one of this two-part series, rhetoric is the art of discourse aimed at persuasion—and the skillful and noble use of rhetorical discourse is a valuable facet of communication. … more
A new DVD entitled Evolution vs. God pits Christian evangelist and young-earth creationist Ray Comfort against a handful of secular scientists and multiple university students who affirm naturalistic … more
When building arguments, how can we make the most persuasive case for our position (say, for example, that the Lakers are the best franchise in the history of NBA basketball)? What specific elements … more
The most famous murder of the twentieth century and perhaps of all time was captured on an eight-millimeter home-movie camera. Abraham Zapruder, a woman’s clothing manufacturer, inadvertently … more
Is it possible to please God as much by thinking as by praying? The answer is yes (though hopefully you’re also thinking while praying). This conversation-style series centered on the life of … more
Logic, the science of evaluating arguments, helps order the mind and enhances reasoning abilities. Thus, a logically oriented mind is better prepared to discern truth. The following 15 quotes are a … more
News Flash—Glendora, CA, USA
A climactic battle broke out today between two RTB super-scholar heroes—Fuz-Lightyear-Rana and Logic-Samples-Man! The dispute was over which super-scholar … more
Was Charles Darwin a confident evolutionist?
It may be surprising to learn that the father of modern evolutionary theory had doubts about his proposed explanation for life’s diversity. … more
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Do life’s most meaningful realities point to God? In this 2011 talk (given at Oceanview Baptist Church in San Pedro, CA) I use what I call “best explanation apologetics” (apologetics … more