A Defense of the Timing of the Incarnation

When discussing Christianity, one objection that sometimes comes up is the timing of the incarnation. This timing objection relates to broader objections both from the problem of hiddenness and the problem of evil. This article gives a fine-tuning defense. If Jesus had come much earlier, ostensibly more evil could have been prevented. If Jesus had … Read more

Top 15+ Podcast Episodes on Monotheism

This article describes my top 10 Christian Podcast Episodes and 5 interesting podcasts on Islam and Judaism. I use the term podcast loosely as these are largely a selection of YouTube videos. I chose the podcasts on Christianity with a few criteria in mind: Cover Christian fundamentals, evidence, and compatibility with science Recommend content creators … Read more

Is Noah’s Ark a Problem?

A quora question asks “How many animals did Noah take into the ark?” One user answers, “Here is the Genesis and Genetics answer…Fundamentally, all of the species currently defined by modern science were on the Ark…Our study of the mouse was fascinating in that we found that there are more than one hundred mouse kinds/species, … Read more

Pascal’s Wager, Bayes, and Protestantism

In this article, I add a new argument that reinforces a preference for Protestantism on the basis of Pascal’s Wager, or more generally on the basis of probabilistic and utilitarian analysis. In the past, I have argued that Pascal’s Wager supports Christianity and in particular those denomination(s) that profess Salvation by Faith Alone (aka Sola … Read more

A Few Thoughts on the Economy of God

Given my background in economics, I was recently asked to compare and contrast the economy as economists understand it and God’s economy. Let me start by saying that I’m not a theologian, philosopher, or anything more than a layperson, so I’m completely out of my expertise on this topic. Still, out of respect to the … Read more

5 Things I Like About Mormonism

After reading through the Book of Mormon, I recently gave six reasons that I prefer a relatively traditional form of Christianity inclusive of the doctrine of Sola Fide to Mormonism. In this article, I’d like to highlight five things I love about the LDS Church and its members. Focus on the Family In contrast to … Read more

6 Reasons to Prefer Christianity to Mormonism

I’ve just completed reading through the Book of Mormon, and this article kicks off a series of articles that will collectively describe both some of the things I like about Mormonism and also some of the issues I have with it. This article begins with six reasons, but this list is hardly comprehensive. It’s simply … Read more

The Progressive-Conservative Hermeneutic

This article describes a hermeneutic, or a rule for scriptural interpretation, then gives a few examples of other interpretations that already use this approach and adds a new one. The progressive-conservative hermeneutic is an application of conservative logic to accepted scripture that results in a new understanding of scripture, where a new understanding of scripture … Read more

A Second and Third Economic Argument for Theism

Dr. Chad McIntosh recently discussed Over 100 Arguments for the Existence of God with Capturing Christianity, and I was inspired to shore up a second original argument from economics. Economic arguments are really an unappreciated niche in my view. Then a super trivial third one dawned on me, so I will jot it down two. … Read more