Reasons to Believe


  • 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

  • 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