Believing Doesn’t Make It True

Believing Doesn’t make it true.  When I first became a Christian, I had no idea what I had just gotten myself into.  While I had become convinced of the truth of Christianity, I didn’t know what it meant to be a Christian.  I also had several misconceptions about what Christians ought to think or believe. And I was Continue Reading

Is It Child Abuse To Teach Children About Hell?

Is it child abuse to teach children about hell?  Richard Dawkins has often repeated this claim about Christianity.  How can parents subject their children to the horror stories about hell?  Isn’t this just psychological manipulation to get them to behave?  Here is one quote from Dawkins on the subject: “”It was a very unpleasant and embarrassing experience, but the Continue Reading

Are Jehovah’s Witnesses Christians?

“Oh, we’re Christians too!”. This is the phrase I often here from Jehovah’s Witnesses when I engage them in conversation.  “We believe in Jesus too!” is another claim that is often made.  This makes it sound as if Jehovah’s Witnesses are just another denomination of Christianity. But are Jehovah’s Witnesses Christians?  I’ve had many missionaries come to my Continue Reading

Reflections On Defections

Reflections on Defections. I had intended to write this post last week after the announcement by Joshua Harris that he had left Christianity. Before I could even begin, the announcement that another high-profile Christian was walking away hit the news. Marty Sampson of Hillsong United announced on social media that he too was done with Christianity.   Since the Continue Reading

Gandhi In Hell?

Is Gandhi In Hell? It’s been a while since I took a reader’s email to answer.  I found this challenge particularly interesting and wanted to share it with you.  I received permission to share the story provided I kept the sender anonymous.  The Dinner Conversation “I was with some people the other night and the topic of Continue Reading

Is An Eternal Hell Just?

Is an eternal hell just? One objection often levied against Christianity is that it is immoral to be punished eternally for a temporal crime.  I can sympathize with this objection.  I don’t like the idea of hell either.  But when we take a closer look at hell and punishment, it think you will see how an eternal hell Continue Reading