God / Theism

Are Moral Truths a Product of Culture?

Are Morals a Product of Culture

In my new book, God’s Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Examines the Evidence for A Divinely Created Universe, I examine eight pieces of evidence in the universe by asking a simple investigative question: “Can I explain the evidence ‘in the room’ (of the natural universe) by staying ‘in the room’?” ...

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Are Atheists Correct When They Claim Mental States Are Merely Brain States?

Are Atheists Correct When They Claim Mental States Are Merely Brain States

In my new book, God’s Crime Scene: A Homicide Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe, I examine eight pieces of evidence in the universe as I make a cumulative case for the existence of God. One important piece of evidence is our common experience of consciousness. If ...

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Can Naturalists Explain Where Life Originated?

Can Naturalists Explain Where Life Originated

In my new book, God’s Crime Scene: A Homicide Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe, I make a comprehensive case for the existence of God from eight pieces of evidence in the universe. In Chapter Three (The Origin of Life: Does the Text Require an Author?), I ...

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Can Naturalism Account for the Appearance of Fine-Tuning in the Universe?

Can Naturalism Account for the Appearance of Fine-Tuning in the Universe

The just so appearance of “fine-tuning” in our universe is rather uncontroversial amongst scientists and cosmologists. Even physicist Paul Davies (who is agnostic when it comes to the notion of a Divine Designer) readily stipulates, “Everyone agrees that the universe looks as if it was designed for life.” In my ...

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Are Moral Truths Human-Specific Biological Facts?

Are Moral Truths Human-Specific Biological Facts

How are we to account for the existence of objective, transcendent moral truths? Some philosophers, like Sam Harris, believe “moral values are really questions about the well-being of conscious creatures.” Well-being (also described as human “flourishing”) is, according to Harris, the purpose of our existence as human beings. Since human ...

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Is A Divine “Intelligent Designer” Just a “God of the Gaps”?

Is A Divine Intelligent Designer Just a God of the Gaps

In my new book, God’s Crime Scene: A Homicide Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe, I make a comprehensive case for the involvement of a Divine, Intelligent Designer based on eight attributes of design seen in biological organisms. Many skeptics believe intelligent design inferences are premature and ...

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Can Naturalism Account for Human Dignity and Value?

Can Naturalism Account for Human Dignity and Value

In my latest book, God’s Crime Scene, I examine eight pieces of evidence in the universe by asking a simple investigative question: “Can I explain the evidence ‘in the room’ (of the natural universe) by staying ‘in the room’?” This is a question I ask at every death scene to ...

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Does the Cumulative Case for Design Point to a Divine Designer?

Does the Cumulative Case for Design Point to a Divine Designer

Much has been written about the evidence for design in biological organisms. In fact, the appearance of design is largely uncontroversial. Even famed atheist and evolutionist, Richard Dawkins has written, “Biology is the study of complicated things that give the appearance of having been designed for a purpose.” But what, ...

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