Atheism Archive

From Rage to Faith

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This review first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 34, number 02 (2011). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Award-winning British journalist Peter Hitchens masterfully narrates a lively and insightful account about how he “returned to religion” as a result of his journey through atheism (Part One), including […]

God on the Brain

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume33, number 2(2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org. A sure sign that the West has lost its transcendent moorings is its frenetic search for secular God-substitutes: postmodernism, environmentalism, feminism, Darwinism, and many other isms are frequently embraced […]

Atheists and the Quest for Objective Morality

In a recent documentary entitled Collision, leading atheist Christopher Hitchens and Christian theologian and pastor Douglas Wilson go on the road to discuss and debate this question: “Is Christianity good for the world?” It is a fascinating discourse covering a host of issues, but one theme continues to emerge throughout the narrative: whether atheism can […]

A “Good” Problem for Atheists

Many atheists and Christians alike believe the problem of evil to be the biggest obstacle to Christian faith. The dilemma of how a good God could create a world in which evil not only exists but thrives is considered even more problematic than the alleged evidence for macroevolution, the alleged discrepancies in the Bible, and […]

Atheists and the Quest for Objective Morality

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume33, number 2(2010). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://journal.equip.org. SYNOPSIS Atheists often argue that they can make moral claims and live good moral lives without believing in God. Many theists agree, but the real issue is whether atheism […]

Ghosts for the Atheist

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume32, number3 (2009). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org In an essay responding to a debate on the existence of God, Dallas Willard uses the phrase, “ontologically haunted universe,” adding, “It is haunted by unnerving possibilities.”1 Willard suggests […]

Exposing “His Dark Materials”

This article first appeared in the Viewpoint column of the Christian Research Journal, volume30, number6 (2007). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Knowing that Philip Pullman conveys his atheism through his fiction, I expected the assault on Christianity one witnesses in reading through The Golden Compass, the […]

Atheists and Theists Analyze Anthony Flew’s Newfound Deism

This article first appeared in the News Watch column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 28, number 3 (2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Oxford University–educated philosopher Antony Flew—son of a Methodist minister, atheist since age 15, and participant in C. S. Lewis’s Socratic Club at […]

Village Atheists with Vengeance

This article first appeared in the News Watch column of the Christian Research Journal, volume30, number5 (2007). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org A few published and prolific atheists apparently have commandeered the soapbox at the proverbial free speech alley, vowing not to surrender it until the […]

Seven Science Questions for Skeptics

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 24, number 3 (2002). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org As a science writer, I am excited by topics most people read about only in the dentist’s office when all the popular […]