Ways for Christians to Respond to Boghossion-style “Street Epistemology”

“Street epistemology” is the “application of epistemology (the study of knowledge) outside of formal academic contexts.” According to its advocates, it’s a “fun and effective way to talk to people about what’s ‘really true.’” It “helps” people reflect on the reliability of the methods used to arrive at their deeply held beliefs by identifying, understanding, …

Tracie Harris of the Atheist Experience in Beast Mode

Over the past year or so, I have watched a good number of YouTube videos featuring an Atheist Experience host called Tracie Harris. Atheists often pull clips from her videos to create their own videos, with titles such as “Trac(ie)’s Great Point” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dz-8Wk97S9A)  and “7 Times Tracie Harris Went Beast Mode” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxBwBPHHqig&t=601s). I watched these …

Early Secular Sources Support New Testament Accounts of Jesus’ Divinity

The foundation upon which Christianity rests is in Jesus’ resurrection. If the resurrection did not occur, early Christian disciples would have remained in hiding, fearful of persecution. If the resurrection did not occur, they would likely have returned to their positions prior to Jesus’ ministry and their cause would have died down as the realization …

The Suffering Servant of Isaiah 53: A Response to Elisha Ben Abuya

"The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone" - Psalm 118:22 This morning I was tagged on social media by a person who calls himself Elisha Ben Abuya. Mr. Ben Abuya considers himself an expert in Old Testament exegesis and he has amassed many fans within the atheist community. He resides in Israel and …

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 …

Six Reasons to Believe in and Accept the Love of the Prince of Peace

The best-selling book and blockbuster film entitled “The Da Vinci Code” may have stirred doubts among many Christians as its foundation was built on the assertion that Christians did not believe that Jesus was divine until Constantine pressured the Council of Nicaea to declare the deity of Jesus in 325 A.D. The book’s antagonist, Dr. …

When He Cried “Wolf,” They Stopped Listening: A Follow-up to My Rebuttal of Aron Ra’s Mythical Man.

"Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?" "Who are you, Lord?" Saul asked. "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting," he replied. "Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do" (Acts 9:4-6). I recently watched and wrote a rebuttal to “The Mythical Man” by a full-time …