revised-book-coverMy book UFOs, Ghosts, and a Rising God: Debunking the Resurrection of Jesus is out of print, but you can still find a few coppies available on Amazon.

I wrote the book as a point-by-point rebuttal to Evangelical Christian apologists who claim the resurrection of Jesus can be proven on historical evidence. It got a fair number of endorsements from people in the atheist community. Richard C. Carrier author of Sense and Goodness Without God, describes it as “A must-read study of the rise of myths, miracles, and legends, exposing the bulwark of fallacies on which Christian apologetics is now built.” It’s also been endorsed by John W. Loftus, Luke Muehlhauser, Russell Blackford, Adam Lee, Stephen Law, Ed Babinksi, and David van Allen. The Christian reviewers were less happy about it, but Christian philosopher Victor Reppert had some nice things to say about it, sort of.

For a taste of the book’s arguments, I’ve written a one-page PDF titled The “Evidence” for Jesus’ Resurrection, Debunked in One Page. Read it. I guarantee you that if you’re an Evangelical Christian, or have any significant contact with people who are, it will be worth the few minutes it takes you to read it. (And if you want further reading on Biblical scholarship that’s not my book, I recommend Jesus, Interupted).

A lot of people reading this probably first heard about me because of my blog, Twitter and Google Plus.

I contributed a chapter to The Onion and Philosophy, edited by Sharon Kaye.

I wrote a fairly extensive critical review of William Lane Craig’s book Reasonable Faith for Internet Infidels, aka the Secular Web. I’ve also written a couple of minor articles for the Secular Web Kiosk.

I’ve written an open letter to religious believers on the problem of evil (if that link doesn’t work, try here). It’s significantly inspired by academic discussions, but written with non-academics in mind. I would sincerely like to hear believers’ responses to it.

Finally, in 2008 I wrote an essay which won my undergraduate department’s ethics prize which I’ve decided to throw up online. The title is Theoretical Ethics and Real Tyranny.

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