Untrumpable by Kevin Moore (Review)

I first heard of this book when the author was a guest on the radio show Unbelievable.  In that episode he debated an atheist on the merits of his updated version of Pascal's wager.  I was not impressed.  Being a Christian  myself, it was somewhat uncomfortable to find myself agreeing with the atheist.  At times…

Frustrations with Christian Apologetics – We Need to Do Better

When I had questions about my faith as a college student, reading Christian apologetic books was incredibly helpful.  Working with college students now, answering questions about Christian faith is a central part of the ministry.  Apologetics serves a good purpose: tearing down barriers to faith and providing positive reasons for Christian faith. That said, I have become…

The Swedish Atheist, the Scuba Diver and Other Apologetic Rabbit Trails (A Review)

I want to start this review off in a very cheesy way, so here we go: If you only read one book on Christian apologetics this year, maybe even in your life, read this one! Yes, it is that good and I did enjoy it that much.  Come on, just reading the title of the…

The Mind and The Machine (Review)

Any book that combines a discussion of Raymond Kurzweil's theory of the coming singularity with analysis of the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien is probably going to be a good read.  Matthew Dickerson's The Mind and The Machine: What it Means to Be Human and Why it Matters does not disappoint.  Dickerson's basic question in the…

The Mind Matters (or, not everyone leaves Christianity because Christians are jerks)

Why do people leave the Christian faith?  The answer often given is that there is some fault in the Christian community: Christians are judgmental. Christians are old-fashioned.   Christians are not nice. Christians are anti-everything Certainly it is true that many people become disillusioned with faith because of bad experiences with Christians. But not everybody.…