Copan and Company, Part 1

Well, I’ve been eagerly awaiting Paul Copan’s response to my review of his book, and as I expected, he brought in reinforcements. I am glad he did so. I am glad to have the further opportu...

Copan and Company, Part 2

Read Matt’s Response Here First. Well, just when I thought Matt and I were about to hit it off. Oh well, maybe next week. I don’t have much to say in response to Matt’s narrative. I’ll jus...

Copan and Company, Part 3

Paul Copan writes:   Thom Stark has offered a lengthy response to my book Is God a Moral Monster? His online book is entitled:  Is God a Moral Compromiser? When a book is laden with sarcasm, d...

Copan and Company, Part 4

In his first criticism of me, Mr. Stark quotes my reference to herem in the Mesha stele on p. 25 of my “War in the Hebrew Bible: An Overview.” He goes on to critique me as follows: “This is Hess...

Spirit and Brain

Most Americans believe they have a material body and an immaterial spirit. (According to a 2009 Harris Poll, 82% of American adults believe in God, 75% believe in heaven and 71% believe in the surviva...

the signs of rapture

So, the rapture is coming this Saturday, at 6 p.m., in time zones, of course. It’s awfully kind of God to give us an early-warning system just in case we turn out to be the crazy people. But si...