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Julian Baggini on Reason (& 11 other ‘rules’ for Atheists)

Spiritual Meanderings has written up an excellent summary and response to Julian Baggini's Heathen Manifesto in the Guardian (I wrote about one of his articles recently). A lot of what Baggini writes is very helpful, and I hope many of his ...

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The pitfall of labels

Labels can be useful. Labelling bottles in the pantry, for example, is extremely important*. Unlike condiments, however, labeling people, or in particular, giving their views a label is not always as helpful. Putting labels on views can be a useful shorthand, giving a ...

Driscoll responds to the British church

In my previous post I criticised Mark Driscoll for some quotes in an interview, as did many others, particularly those involved in the UK evangelical scene. Driscoll has since posted a response, in which he says he was taken out of ...

Growing up in the Church

I've just started reading Jesus in the margins by Rick McKinley. In the first chapter he has some 'postcards' of various people's journey. Take this extract: Growing up in the church was a different kind of growing up. I never really ...

Why Dawkins won’t debate Craig

I had somewhat decided to spend less time discussing evangelical atheism, but I could resist this. Archbishop Cranmer wrote yesterday about Richard Dawkins refusal to debate William Craig Lane. Cranmer is being intentially provocative (as he tends to be), and indulges ...

Obama’s ‘birthers’, a MLK mis-quote & Jesus Myth: blame the internet

Albert R. Hunt has an interesting piece in the NY Times about the Obama birth-certificate conspiracy theories that have managed to gain traction even within mainstream media and politics. He writes: The best explanation, people who study these conspiracy rumors say, ...

Prof. Kenneth Miller on faith & science

Kenneth Miller is the Professor of Biology at Brown University. In a recent New Statesmen article he writes: I regard scientific rationality as the key to understanding the material basis of our existence as well as our history as a species. ...

Keller on faith

Great stuff from Tim Keller: "They all walked through with completely different quality of faith, equally saved. They are equally saved. Why? Because you are not saved by the quality of your faith, you are saved because of the object of ...

Defining away the supernatural

There's a been some lively discussion on here the last few days (herzlichen Willkommen to the new visitors) and much of seems to me to be an attempt to define the supernatural out of existence. The idea seems to be that ...

Rational Intelligibility and Special Pleading

In this video which I posted recently, Professor John Lennox argues that the rational intelligibility of the universe points towards a rationally intelligent cause. I made a similar point on twitter to which my regular sparring partner replied: In the interests ...