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The absence of evidence

The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence. The subject of evidence is in the news because of President Donald Trump's claim of voting fraud in the recent US Presidential election. The Biden camp rejects Trump's claim by saying that there is no evidence for electoral fraud. Even the BBC has repeated the …

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Learning basic apologetics

Apologetics is not apologizing but it is the technical term for defending Christianity against its detractors. It is similar to being ready to give a reason for your Christian hope 1Pe 3:17. The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the fundamental apologetical fact of the …

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My YouTube channel

Today is the second anniversary of my brother Andrew's death. It is also the 49th anniversary of my reading the whole Bible for the first time on 22/8/1971. I have read the Bible daily ever since and now I spend several hours a day on my Bible commentary, making its teaching accessible to ordinary people, …

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The benefits from coronavirus

People are frightened by coronavirus to such an extent that some people are in denial that it will come to their area. Many forget that God is in control and that there are benefits from God's providence. International benefits Climate change, international terrorism and epidemics have the benefit of knocking international heads together who do …

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Science falsely so called

The Bible speaks of pseudo-science as well as science. Paul warned Timothy to avoid "profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called" 1Tim 6:20. Christians are taught not to be gullible. Jesus teaches critical thinking, counter-cultural thinking and delivers us from servile following of the crowd. Medical trials On 18 Feb 2020 …

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Medicine cannot make up for stupidity

The success of modern medicine has made some people behave in a reckless manner, risking their own life and the lives of others, in the false belief and mistaken hope that medicine can save them from any of the consequences of their risky behaviour. Coronavirus The coronavirus outbreak is an example. The USA has repatriated …

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The poverty of modern debate

The poor level of modern debate is not only a reflection upon our poor educational system, but it shows the spirit of the debaters and the standards in public life. Our poor educational system The inability of public speakers to define their terms, to interact meaningfully with opponents without misrepresenting their views, and their inability …

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Can you trust Christians?

It is common to hear people complain that they cannot trust such and such a person, particularly politicians. This is a blanket statement, showing how little thought they have given to the subject. People say that they cannot trust the Prime Minister and little wonder that people say that they cannot trust Christians when they …

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