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‘Five massive lies the Bible tells about Jesus’ – A Response

As a former Atheist who has been a Christian in the UK for the last ten years I’ve grown accustomed to criticism of Jesus in the media, especially over the Easter period. Just in time for Holy week Rob Waugh wrote an article last week titled ‘Five massive lies the Bible tells about Jesus’. In … Continue reading

A Response to Bill Nye’s Video on Abortion

Bill Nye (AKA The Science Guy) is famous in the US for promoting science and he recently produced an ‘educational’ video where he defends abortion and claims to debunk prolife arguments against abortion. Nye talks a lot about facts, which is strange because, last time I checked, he was a trained Mechanical Engineer and not … Continue reading

London Christian Thinkers Event – What to do when the Jehovahs Witnesses knock?

I recently set up a bi-monthly meeting for Christians in London, we had our first meeting in June and we’ll be having our second meeting on the 8th of August which you are invited to attend. We had 40 people at our first meeting where we had Jay Smith talk on Islam, and this time … Continue reading

A New Atheist Meme Explained: Women, Bibles, Guns, the Qur’an, and… a White Man

I help run and admin a great group of Christians at UK Apologetics on Facebook, occasionally members post some of the memes their enlightened Atheist friends share with them. Most of them are not very good, so after seeing a few over the last couple of days I thought I would examine some of them … Continue reading

London ‘Christian Thinkers’

Since becoming a Christian some ten years ago now I’ve noticed that there appears at least to me a distinct lack of intellectual dialogue in the Christian community. I am not saying that Christian Churches are full of people who are stupid. What I am saying is that the Church is very often full of … Continue reading

How to Present the Pro-life Case and Respond to Objections

In November 2014 I gave a talk at the Clarkson Academy intended to achieve four things, explain the pro-life position, explain bad pro-choice arguments, present the case against moral relativism, and a method for responding to objections. There will be a number of other talks from the conference added to the Youtube channel over the … Continue reading

A Christian Response to Stephen Fry on God and Suffering

I had originally wanted to take some time looking into the claims made my Stephen Fry in his recent interview on the meaning of life made famous in a shorter viral video. In it he describes what he would say to God and most of it pertains to the presence of suffering in the world … Continue reading

Is the Qur’an a literary miracle?

I have a Muslim friend who once told me that the Qur’an is perfect, immutable, beautiful and impossible to reproduce, such that most Arabic speakers/readers are unable to deny its miraculous origins. This claim in based upon what is written in Surah 2:23 which reads, ‘And if you are in doubt about what We have … Continue reading

The (shortish) Story of a Failed Atheist

Within the next few months I would have been a Christian for ten years and that seems like a long time. Not only did my life go in the direction I had never expected but I’m also the sort of person I never expected I’d be. Over the last ten years I’ve often been asked … Continue reading

Did Christians used to teach that the Earth was flat?

Ever heard that Christians used to think the world was flat? I have, in fact this historical error found it’s way into a number of teaching texts from the nineteenth century onwards so successfully that people still think that many Christians used to teach that the earth was flat. Children are still taught this is … Continue reading