Dinesh D’Souza ‘What’s So Great About Christianity?'

After a sustained media assault by atheists such as Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion), Christopher Hitchens (God is not Great), Victor Stenger (God: the Failed Hypothesis), Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Michael Shermer, and others, it is time that someone defended believers, who have been grossly misrepresented. I bought Dinesh D’Souza’s book ‘What’s So Great About Christianity?’ and was left confused about what was being defended. Christian charity? Ecumenical unity? Or is it just a new take on us v them?


William Dembski - ‘The End of Christianity’ Young Earth Creationism

William Dembski is best known for his work on Intelligent Design. His 2009 book ‘The End of Christianity’ addresses the problem of evil in the world. Part I of the book examines the evidence for Young Earth Creationism.


David Kinnaman‘You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving The Church ... and Rethinking Faith’

I was given a book called ‘You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving The Church ... and Rethinking Faith’ by David Kinnaman. There is some comfort in knowing my church is not alone in losing young people and feeling like we’ve failed them. But I am deeply disturbed by the implications. How can we change the destructive culture inside the Church?


Is Celtic Christianity a New Age Heresy?

I have been reading J. Philip Newell’s Christ of the Celts which shares some of your ideas about Original Sin and Pelagius. My pastor warns me it is New Age heresy. What do you think about Newell and his ideas?


Anti-Islam movie Innocence of Muslims sparks rage throught Middle East

Some jokers in California release a low budget movie mocking Muhammad and the entire Arab world goes crazy, attacking American Embassies and murdering innocent people. Does this not prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that Islam is a deadly, demonic religion?


Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Life

The name Rick Warren has been popping onto my radar for the last decade with increasing frequency. I finally picked up a copy of his book ‘The Purpose Driven Life’ to get a handle on what the fuss is all about. It reads like a peppy but predictable self-help book; hardly a spiritual classic. What am I missing?


William Swinimer - ‘Life is Wasted Without Jesus’

Devout Christian student William Swinimer was suspended from high school for refusing to remove a T-shirt saying ‘Life is Wasted Without Jesus’. Swinimer insists he is exercising his freedom of expression and religion. School administrators ruled that Swinimer’s T-shirt slogan was offensive to students who don’t share his Christian beliefs. In a world run amuck with vulgarity and violence why is the mere hint of Christian Gospel deemed intolerable?


Harold Camping Predicts the End of the World - Again!

When Harold Camping predicted the end of the world on May 21, he sparked a global media frenzy. Camping said it was absolutely guaranteed because the Bible never makes mistakes. The world didn’t end so he recalculated and declared October 21 the end of the world. This would be comic relief except that many Christian preachers predict (threaten) that the world could end today. Could it?


Sam Childers - Machine Gun Preacher

I went to see this new movie Machine Gun Preacher because I’m tired of seeing Christians portrayed as wimps and losers. I wanted to see a Christian action hero on the big screen. Orphans under attack, crazed oppressors, a god-filled freedom fighter, it should have been great. But it felt creepy. Can Christians fight the good fight without becoming as evil as the enemy? Any ideas?


William Dembski - ‘The End of Christianity’ Defending the Fall of Adam and Eve

William Dembski is best known for his work on Intelligent Design. His 2009 book ‘The End of Christianity’ addresses the problem of evil in the world. Part II of the book examines the evidence for linking evil in the world to original sin caused by the rebellion of Adam and Eve in Eden.


Michael Gerson and Peter Wehner ‘City of Man: religions and politics in a new era’

I was listening to Focus on the Family recently and heard an interview with Michael Gerson and Peter Wehner who have just published a book called City of Man: religions and politics in a new era. At the end of the program the host apologized to listeners for discussing ideas they might not be familiar with. How radical is this book?


Harry Potter - final film in the series

I have been a fan of the Harry Potter books and movies since grade 7. The final movie is brilliant. One of the reasons I quit going to church was that my Sunday school teacher warned us that the books were demonic. Why can’t fundamentalists see the beauty and goodness at the heart of Harry Potter?


National Geographic - 11,600 Year Old Temple

The June issue of National Geographic magazine has a cover story about an 11,600 year old temple. My mother and my sister are convinced that every attempt to date creation before 4,000 AD is anti-Christian. Do you see any parallels between this fixation on ‘Biblical Eden’ and the Catholic Church’s persecution of Galileo to defend a 'Biblical cosmology'?


Eboo Patel and Interfaith Youth Core

People in my church are talking about Eboo Patel. Some think it’s a good idea to fellowship with other religions. A few say that this whole interfaith dialogue is a strategy to undermine Christianity. The bottom-line message of Christianity is that salvation is only possible through faith in Jesus Christ. What is the point of interfaith dialogue except to warn non-Christians they are lost?