Tag Archives: john dickson

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Ultimate questions

I've pretty much decided to retire this blog, and eventually import its archive into A Borrowed Flame (see here for why), however, why not go out with a bit of bang, with one last philosophical hurrah? My friend Chrys, who has given ...

Reviews: ‘The Christ Files’ by John Dickson & ‘Finding the real Jesus’ by Lee Strobel

Finding the real Jesus: A Guide for Curious Christians and Skeptical Seekers by Lee Strobel Zondervan - Kindle Edition Strobel is one of the best known figures in Christian apologetics, with his best-seller "The case for Christ", which retold his journalistic journey from Atheism ...

Dickson takes on Pataki

Several weeks ago I this article by the philosopher Tamas Pataki about his objections to SRI in public schools. One of his reasons was a dabble in the area of historical accuracy, and some of his claims, seemed rather like ...

Why more facts won’t change your mind

Historian John Dickson has an excellent piece in the SMH on why we believe things. It counters the idea that we believe something based purely on the evidence, as recent studies have shown that often evidence can cause people to ...

Dickson: The God-question

This is the second post highlighting RZIM's extract of John Dickson's latest book Life of Jesus: Who He Is and Why He Matters. The God-Question The world is a very religious place, and the much-heralded renaissance of skepticism dubbed the ...

Replying to Findo’s 12 facts #1

If you haven't yet read the intro to this series, please do so. So, to the first point: 1.  Jesus died due to crucifixion Andrew Skegg writes: Really?  The Romans were apparently meticulous record keepers.  Surely one of them would have written down ...