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The Miracles of Materialism

Materialists have long derided Christians for believing in miracles, but they need look no further than their own worldview to find miracle claims. These three miracles of materialism are more miraculous than any biblical story.

Article | Philosophy | Alan Shlemon | September 1, 2019

Naturalism’s Only Option

What happens when scientists discover evidence that undermines evolutionary theory? It’s disqualified by definition. It’s ruled inadmissible. Atheists have no choice but to accept Darwin’s account. It’s the only option they have.

Article | Philosophy | Alan Shlemon | February 1, 2019

Atheism’s Burden of Proof

Atheists may not need to prove the absence of God, but their view entails a few other things that require a lot of explaining.

Article | Philosophy | Alan Shlemon | February 1, 2017

Why Evolution Is Dogma

Alan's monthly letter for June 2011 Dear Friend, Atheists like to fancy themselves as rational people. They claim they aren’t encumbered by holy books or divine doctrine. They’re free from the shackles of religious belief so they can follow the evidence where it leads. When a new scientific discovery is made, atheists claim they can welcome it without passion or prejudice. The only problem with this self-assessment is that it’s not entirely true.

Article | Philosophy | Alan Shlemon | April 23, 2013

Smart People Can Make Dumb Mistakes

“It is not necessary to invoke God to…set the Universe going,” concludes Stephen Hawking in his latest book, The Grand Design. Denying God is old hat, but this comes from a world-class theoretical physicist. That’s why Christians are unnerved by his bold claim. A statement from a scientist of his caliber commands attention. But it turns out there is no reason for concern. Everything Hawking has written in his book can be dismissed as irrational. Everything. Let me tell you why.

Article | Philosophy | Alan Shlemon | April 22, 2013

Who, Really, Is Closed-Minded?

Alan's monthly letter for August 2010 Dear Friend,

Article | Philosophy | Alan Shlemon | April 22, 2013

The Problemless Problem of Evil

Alan's monthly letter from July 2012 Dear Friend, I had just given a talk at his church when Charlie asked for help. He wanted to respond to His relative who had written an article against God’s existence for a philosophy class. Charlie handed me the eight-page paper and, without reading anything but the title, I knew the problem with the author’s argument.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | April 19, 2013