Reasons to Believe


  • Christianity's Dangerous Ideas

    “Who said anything about safe? ’Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”1

    This line—from my favorite book in C. S. Lewis’s … more

  • Ideas, Ideology, and Islam

    A recent 60 Minutes broadcast provided an illuminating glimpse into the global “war on terror.” The April 25 episode included a provocative segment on Islam entitled “Jihadists and … more

  • Blog of the Living Dead

    I love zombies. Always have. As kids, my brother (also a big fan of zombies) and I would gurgle lines from classic zombie films and record them as the outgoing message for our answering machine. Our … more

  • Checking Our Worldview

    Several years ago, a colleague and I were discussing the writing of a computer program we planned to use for processing our radio astronomy data. Both of us tried to identify and perfect various … more

  • AVATAR: a New Hope?

    Avatar, the movie released just a few weeks ago, already ranks as the second highest earning movie of all time and may exceed the current record holder, Titanic, within a few more weeks. Two aspects … more

  • Response to Michael Shermer, Part 3 (of 3)

    This is the third and final part of the response to Michael Shermer's "God-of-the-gaps" argument1 against Christianity, as presented at a meeting of Reasons To Believe Orange County Chapter in … more

  • Response to Michael Shermer, Part 2 (of 3)

    This article continues my response to Michael Shermer's "God-of-the-gaps" argument against Christianity, which he presented to the Reasons To Believe Orange County Chapter in November 2008.

    Shermer … more

  • Response to Michael Shermer, Part 1 (of 3)

    On November 15, 2008, Michael Shermer, PhD, president of the Skeptics Society, presented arguments against Christianity at a Reasons To Believe Orange County Chapter meeting. This series of articles … more

  • Christian Apologetics, Part 3 (of 4)

    Historic Christianity is not only a religious belief system; it also encompasses a world-and-life view.

    Derived from the German term weltanschuung, the word "worldview" refers to the cluster of … 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