Is God a good theory?

July 5th, 2021

Sean Carroll

An old Sean Carroll video asks whether God is a good scientific theory. The video is persuasive, but most of the arguments fall down on analysis.

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Christians and evidence

June 19th, 2021

Three converts

Christians are sometimes accused of believing things with no evidence, or even against the evidence. But a closer look shows that the matter isn’t that simple.

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A new reality

June 3rd, 2021

People who converted

Everyone likes a story with a happy ending. Here are brief accounts of 8 people who converted from atheism to christianity, and their life ended up better.

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Do you think your (dis)belief is logical?

May 20th, 2021

Man thinking

We like to think we are logical and right in our opinions, including opinions about God. But there are reasons to question this, for both believers and non-believers. Looking at what psychologists say and what believers and unbelievers say, leads to some interesting conclusions.

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Understanding the Old Testament

April 15th, 2021

Moses

The Old Testament is a strange book – well a collection of dozens of books actually. How can any twenty-first century person understand it? Can any thoughtful person really believe all of it? What do the experts say? These are questions I have grappled with for much of my life. I feel, finally, I have […]

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Life is spiritual?

March 24th, 2021

Woman meditating

Do you ever wonder if life is more than the mundane, and human beings are more than just physical flesh and blood? There is evidence to support this feeling.

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Nazareth in Jesus’ day: 4 facts

February 16th, 2021

First century tomb at Nazareth

The Bible says Jesus grew up in Nazareth, but until recently the evidence for this was scant and disputed by some. But now there is clear evidence of a small agricultural village or town in the first century.

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Would eternal life be impossibly boring?

February 5th, 2021

Angel

Some things in life seem impossible any way we look at them. That makes them tantalising to consider. This post: does the idea of eternal life make any sense? And would it become boring after a while? An angel longs to escape eternal life In Wim Wenders’ classic film Wings of Desire (the original German […]

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Why don’t I disbelieve in God?

January 12th, 2021

See-saw

How do I balance 12 reasons to believe in God and 6 reasons to disbelieve? I think the theistic arguments are stronger and more fundamental. There are good reasons to believe!

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A universe out of nothing vs God out of nowhere

January 7th, 2021

Star forming nebula

Sherlock Holmes said: “when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” How does this apply to the universe?

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A list of all blog posts, in reverse chronological order, is on the Blog archive page.