Author Archives: Celsus

Speaking on a Debate Panel at Riverside, CA in July

I have been invited by organizer Phil Calderone to speak on a panel at Riverside, CA that will take place on July 9th, from 1:30-4:30 PM, in the community room of Louis Robidoux Library. The panel is part of a debate series called “Believers … Continue reading

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Dialogue with Vincent Torley over the Probability of Jesus’ Resurrection

Yesterday I wrote an extended response to apologist Vincent Torley’s OP–“Evidence for the Resurrection”–which was discussed recently in a post on John Loftus’ blog. In his OP, Torley argues that there is about a 60-65% subjective probability that Jesus rose … Continue reading

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Upcoming Interview on Hinge Podcast about Faith, Doubt, and the Historical Jesus

I have been invited to do an interview on Hinge podcast regarding the life and figure of the historical Jesus (as as well as related issues concerning the New Testament), and the topic of faith and doubt. Hinge is run by two … Continue reading

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Shifting (Some of) the Emphasis on the Blog

These last several months, starting around Fall 2016, have been a heavy spiral of thoughts, emotions, and self-reflection, which have given me a good deal of consideration into what I want to do with my career, how I want to … Continue reading

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New Patreon Page for Κέλσος and Civitas Humana

I have just created a new Patreon page for any of my readers who would like to contribute to the writing on my academic blogs, in addition to my scholarly work. Right now contributions can be made in increments of … Continue reading

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Sad News and an Update on Personal Health Recovery

I have been away from the blog for a while due to an unfortunate tragedy in my family, in addition to some personal medical treatment. Earlier this month, on Wednesday, February 15th at 3PM, my sister, Kristen Leigh Weddle, passed … Continue reading

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Where I’ve Come From, and Where I’m Going

As we start the new year I would like to share some of my thoughts and plans for both writing and activism in 2017, as well as some personal history that I have only briefly discussed on this blog before. As … Continue reading

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