Why Atheist De-Conversion Stories Fail

To persuade people, one should use the tools Aristotle suggested of ethos (establish credibility), pathos (appeal to people’s emotions) and logos (apply logic). I have encountered many atheists who have applied Aristotle’s formulations to construct their “de-conversion” from Christianity stories. This intention of this blog is to deconstruct their stories based on a higher level …

Divine Genocide or Capital Punishment?

Atheists have often expressed their outrage at what they consider to be acts of “divine genocide” in the Old Testament. Yet when one considers the egregious behavior of the cultures God wanted to be destroyed, it becomes clear that God’s actions were capital punishments instead for abominable sins (Genesis 15:15-16; Deuteronomy 7:2-5). Accordingly, this blog …

A Response to an Atheist Argument on God’s Omniscience, Determinism and Free Will

Do we have free will? Both Christians and atheists have varying views on this question, which are sometimes related to their beliefs in various types of determinism. The intention of this blog is to examine biological and theological determinism and to explain the relationship of the latter to God’s omniscience and our free will. Biological …

Scientific, Social, and Divine Explanations of our Loving Human Tendencies

From the moment we come to understand this world, we take for granted humanity’s appreciation for social justice, compassion, empathy, equality, and cooperation. We benefit from these innate human tendencies and behaviors. In fact, all humans of sound minds have moral compasses that seem to direct them to such actions. Yet imagine a world of …