Evidence for Early Christian Persecution: Reasons to Believe

“The great difficulty is to get audiences to realize that you are preaching Christianity simply because you happen to think it true.” – CS Lewis In a conversation I had with philosophy professor Tim McGrew, he asked me which place I thought starting a new religion would be successful: Mecca (Saudi Arabia) or Milwaukee, Wisconsin. …

The Best Explanation for 8 Well-Supported Claims about Jesus’ Resurrection is Jesus is Lord

What do we know about Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection? We know that Jesus’ resurrection forms the foundation of Christianity. Without the resurrection, we do not have a foundation for our beliefs. Accordingly, I identified eight well-supported claims concerning Jesus’ resurrection. I recently created a meme and labelled these well-supported claims as “facts” and shared the …

Early Christian Martyrdoms: Persecution in the Roman Empire

In the book of Acts (5: 34-39), Luke records the prescient words of a Pharisee called Gamaliel, who had questioned the wisdom of the persecution of Peter and other apostles: “But a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, who was honored by all the people, stood up in the Sanhedrin and ordered that the men …

An Update to “Help! I’ve Been Shadow Banned by Twitter”

In September of 2014, I opened a Twitter account to post Christian tweets. Currently I have just over 14,600 followers @lead1225. I consider Twitter a nice outlet and place for me to communicate information about Christianity since I don’t proselytize in my day job as a college professor in a secular university. Over the past …

The Weeds in Sam Harris’ Moral Landscape

Revised and updated June 17, 2018 Sam Harris, who is a best-selling author, outspoken atheist, and neuroscientist is considered one of the “four horsemen” of New Atheism, with Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins, and the late Christopher Hitchens. Yet his views contrast the views of other “New Atheists” because he endorses objective morality instead of relative …

Stalin’s and Khrushchev’s Anti-Religious Campaigns

The intention of this very brief blog is to share a post from the United States Library of Congress on the campaign against the religious from the Soviet Union under Stalin and Khrushchev between the 1920s and 1985. Source: https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/archives/anti.html “The Soviet Union was the first state to have as an ideological objective the elimination …