Category: Plausibility

Peter Berger, RIP

Peter Berger, a hugely influential Austrian-born American sociologist, died last week at the age of 88: On June 27, Berger passed away at his home in suburban Boston, concluding a lifetime of scholarly influence…

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The Phantasmagoria of the Atheist Immagination

Modern “New” Atheists (there is nothing “new” about them) are fond of painting Christians as wishful thinking Neanderthals who may as well believe in Unicorns and leprechauns. A Creator God, parted seas,…

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Trump May Be Good For Christianity, But Not In the Way You Expect

Donald J., now President-Elect, Trump has never been and is not now seen by conservative Christians, Evangelicals among them, as one of their own, to say the least. But in an important…

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“Mr. Church”: How Plausibility Structures Work

Plausibility is a word we don’t often hear in church (ever?), but the concept plays a crucial role in helping us keep our kids Christian. A familiar word, it is defined thus: having an appearance…

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Why Is Atheism Growing So Quickly In Great Britain?

The short answer: plausibility structures. Have you ever been watching a movie or a TV show and something happens that completely takes you out of the flow of the story because it…

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Science is Becoming God’s Best Friend

We live in a secular age, at least in the West, in which the dominion of science for all the good it has done has essentially replaced God for many people who…

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