Reasons to Believe


  • What Does Animal Altruism Tell Us about God?

    I was at a science conference a few weeks ago where one of the scientists claimed in her lecture that the altruistic behavior we observe in certain mammal species proves that we humans share a common … more

  • What Is a Scientific Model?

    Our primary strategy at Reasons to Believe for encouraging unchurched, largely biblically illiterate adults to faith in Jesus Christ is to research and present them with new reasons to believe in … more

  • Responding to the Nonempirical Case for Atheism

    This article is an abbreviated summary of a white paper by the same title.

    Today, the physical and historical evidence for the existence of the God of the Bible is so extensive and compelling that … more

  • Adaptation: A Story of Brilliant Design

    In storytelling, every tale is told within an overarching framework. Settings, events, characters are critical in storytelling and plot development. The best writers create tension, foreshadowing, … more

  • God as the Source of Knowledge

    Originally published in RTB’s ezine, New Reasons to Believe, vol. 1, no. 1 (2009)

    Does the Bible indicate where knowledge comes from? Since evolutionary processes can’t guarantee true … more

  • Darwin's Doubt

    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

  • Imperial College Debate on Evidence for God

    On May 24, 2012, I engaged a well-known British skeptic and science professor Lewis Wolpert in a debate entitled “Is There Evidence for a Cosmic Creator?” at Imperial College, … more

  • The Historic Alliance of Christianity and Science

    I wrote this article when I first came to work for Reasons To Believe in 1998.

    Influential British mathematician-philosopher Bertrand Russell once remarked, “I am as firmly convinced that … more

  • Life Without God

    I just finished reading a book that has been on my shelf for some time. It is William Lane Craig’s apologetic for the Christian faith entitled Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics … more

  • Is Evolution Rational?

    The other day I read an article written by Alvin Plantinga, arguably one of the greatest living Christian philosophers, entitled Evolution vs. Naturalism. I had to read it over several times to fully … more

  • Does Naturalism Better Explain Hoaxes?

    The recent Bigfoot hoax garnered enough public attention to warrant comment all over the Internet. A fascinating article titled, "Monsters, Ghosts and Gods: Why We Believe," cited several experts and … more

  • Mathematics and the Physical Universe

    More than once, scientists and philosophers have noted how mathematics can describe, with remarkable precision, the laws that govern our universe. An example of this is found in the article The … more

  • Evolution as Mythology, Part 5 (of 5): Conclusion

    The four previous articles in this series have shown that the theory of evolution is more like a creation myth than a scientific theory. A myth may be true or false, but its principle characteristic … more