Daniel Taylor's interactive visualization of the Skeptic's Annotated Bible

Skeptics Are All Out of Ideas

Criticism of God’s word is nothing new.  It was there in the beginning (Gen 3:1) and it lives on today. The ideas are always the same, just repackaged and recopied from someone else. Sometimes the tactic is simple mockery – … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Genealogy and the Tribes of Israel [Interactive]

When I created Mapping God’s Bloodline, I had no idea what a turning point it would be for this website.  Until then, few had visited the site.  Once a few influential people shared it on social media, I discovered how … Continue reading

MetaV 2.1.5 Now Includes All References to Deity

Previously only top-end software would allow students of scripture to easily find where God is called “Lamb,” “Word,” “Prince,” “Son,” “He,” “I,” etc. Timothy, the developer of Bible Analyzer, recently completed efforts to tag references like those for over 25,000 … Continue reading

Logos 5 Review: Connecting Content With Context

The growth of Logos Bible Software in recent years has transformed their downtown community of Bellingham, Washington.  With the release of Logos 5 they have transformed the nature of Bible study technology.  I decided to do a thorough review of the new version because it … Continue reading

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Answering Big Questions With Big Data

The words of scripture create a tightly knit fabric; exciting pictures emerge when we weave them together with silicon and electrons.  The field of Big Data is rapidly expanding the possibilities for quantitatively and visually analyzing text as complex and rich as … Continue reading

Using the Bible to Prove the Bible: Evidence from Prophecy

How can we know the Bible is of supernatural origin, and what makes it different from any other holy book that people claim to be from God?  To answer this question, many focus on evidence we find outside of the … Continue reading

Harmony of the Gospels

Information Design in the Marketplace of Ideas

Today, the shortlist for the Information is Beautiful Awards was announced – and one of my graphics made the list! This is the first-ever open contest to find the best information visualizations around the world. I am quite honored to … Continue reading

What is truth

10 Apologetics Videos That Get Straight to the Point (and Right to the Heart)

After absorbing over 50 hours of apologetics lectures and debates on topics as simple as an overview of Genesis and as minute as cave formation in New Mexico, my friend and I had an idea.  We seriously considered condensing the information in our … Continue reading

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Are You Sure That Twitter Account is Real?

At times when dealing with someone who wards off simple truths with oddly complex arguments, it can be helpful to illustrate that same argument in a different way.  I had an opportunity to do exactly that when observing a conversation … Continue reading

Bible Contradiction Visualization

Refuting the Skeptic’s Annotated Bible

Christians who have argued with atheists in online forums have probably seen at least one link to the Skeptic’s Annotated Bible (SAB) or its refined version at Project Reason.  It lists the objections that Bible critics have compiled over the years … Continue reading

Harmony of the Gospels

A Visual Harmony of the Gospels

The gospels tell the story of Jesus Christ, each one emphasizing different aspects. This chart compares the topics illuminated by those verses. Continue reading

Law, Liberty, and The Lord

Law, Liberty, and The Lord: Comparing the Bible to U.S. Laws

Christianity is too judgmental, too strict.  We must drop such dogma if we are to live as free people in a just society.  You have heard this said before.  You may have thought it yourself.  This impression is false and … Continue reading

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Visualizing Cross References (Again)

A new visualization reshapes R.A. Torrey’s hundreds of thousands of cross references into a cleverly laid out, interactive heat map. Continue reading

Isaac Newton’s Extensive Theological Writings

Isaac Newton is renowned as one of the greatest scientists of all time, but many are not aware that he spent more time writing about theology than about physics.  Now you can see digitized versions of his biblical commentaries thanks … Continue reading

MetaV Bible Explorer

MetaV Explorer

MetaV makes it easy to discover how each passage of the Bible relates to times and places. Find all passages relating to a time period using the timeline or find everything related to a selected region on the map. Continue reading