Reasons to Believe


  • 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

  • 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

  • Does Faith Support or Hinder Reason?

    In the April 2008 issue of Nature, an essay by Philip Ball explains how, in his view, modern science began “in the twelfth century…several hundred years earlier than we have … more

  • Worldview Living Rooms, Part 2 (of 2)

    In the first installment of this series I described what I call a “conceptual worldview living room.” I am drawing an analogy from my own physical living room in my home. Just as a … more

  • Worldview Living Rooms, (Part 1 of 2)

    My family and I congregate most often in our living room. My wife and I and our three children have many conversations in that particular room. We even eat some of our meals there, especially when we … 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

  • 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