HIFI Bible

The HIFI Bible project is about creating high-quality bible study software that can be installed easily on a web server, enabling people to host their own study software and share their commentary notes with the world. HIFI Bible is derived from (but not dependent on) the SWORD project and is…

How Can We Know If Prayer Works?

In the last few weeks I've been applying for jobs, and had several comments from different people that raised the question in my mind, how can we know whether prayer actually works? On one hand, a Christian friend of mine, when I told them I had found a job, responded…

From a Moral Law to a Moral Law-Giver

I've recently read some of Ravi Zacharias' thoughts on the chain of reasoning from the existence of a moral law to the existence of a moral law-giver. I thought I would add some thoughts of my own to help explain (because I found it rather difficult to get my head…

Is God in the Bible Immoral?

Many people, at different times, have challenged me by suggesting that the biblical picture of God is one of a deeply immoral figure, who is not worthy of worship. Several passages are frequently pointed to as examples. I will deal with some of them later (see links at the bottom…

Does Theism Justify Atrocities?

We have seen previously that there is a different frame of reference for morality at play when God takes a human life than when a human takes a human life. We have also seen that, according to the biblical account, God has, at several particular times, instructed humans to go…