Abstracts from Meta-analytic Studies on the Health Benefits of Religiosity

I recently debated an atheist on the merits of religion and whether it is needed in modern society. The debate can be accessed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ4FL-9Z3x8 I had researched findings from a variety of studies, including meta-analytic studies. Meta-analytic studies are studies that analyze the empirical results from other studies on the same variables to determine …

The (Frightening) Moral Implications of a World without Christianity

Some may be cheering as they witness the rising wave of Euro-secularization, where many in western societies have become increasingly atheistic, post-material, and secular. Ron Inglehart of the University of Michigan’s World Values Surveys has distinguished these “secular/rational and self-expressive” countries from the “traditional/religious and survival” countries in other poorer parts of the world (Inglehart, …

Christians Answer Questions from a Street Epistemologist & Ask Him Questions in Return!

An atheist and "street epistemologist" called "@AdamDoesSE" on Twitter contacted me (SJ Thomason) on YouTube and Twitter and asked me to answer the following eleven questions. I contacted my Christian peers and below we have presented our answers. Furthermore, we have created two sets of tough questions that we ask that the atheists and street …

Are We Alone in the Universe? A Response for both Theists and Atheists

Yesterday I created a survey on Twitter in which I asked respondents to indicate whether they believe in space aliens. Of the 2,357 respondents, 12% were theists who said “yes,” 20% were theists who said “no,” 43% were atheists who said “yes,” and 25% were atheists who said “no.”  In other words,  38% of theists …

Genesis and Jesus’ Genealogies Support an Old Earth Creation

Two reasons that young earth creationists (YECs) believe the earth is around six thousand years old are their interpretations of the Hebrew word “yom” in the book of Genesis and their computation of the years in the lifetimes of the people listed by Matthew and Luke in Jesus’ genealogies. The present article seeks to refute …