Lee Strobel

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Lee Strobel (1952–) is a popular American Christian apologist, creationist, journalist, intelligent design proponent, author of several books, charlatan, and host of a television program called Faith Under Fire.

Strobel's "shtick" is to present himself both as an investigative reporter (somewhat true - Strobel was once the legal editor of the Chicago Tribune) and a former atheist. For a self-professed investigative reporter, he seems utterly incapable of asking difficult questions, providing citations for his claims, confronting people when they make overly vague or conflicting statements if said statements cohere with his views or assertions, and seems to take The Bible at face value without argument. Likewise, his description of his atheist past sounds suspiciously like the way atheists are depicted by Christians (e.g. that he was rejecting God, despite knowing or suspecting that He existed(!), in order to be able to sin freely[1]). And, as it turns out, he was actually a lapsed Lutheran (meaning he believed in God but didn't go to church, because in his case, he hated church attendance as a boy) who, after his wife joined a new church, became a pastor.[2]

Furthermore, he rarely interviews people critical of his position and when he does quote them, the quotes are usually superficial and used as a strawman argument for the following text. Comments that support his position are often taken at face value, without analysis or scrutiny and there is almost never any investigation of the claims made which are in support of his arguments.

It is perhaps fitting, given these "credentials", that Strobel was hired as Professor of Christian Thought[3] by Houston Baptist the-bible-is-literally-true[4] "University" where he now works alongside "I'm a professional philosopher, no really"-William Lane Craig.


  • The Case for a Creator Zondervan (2004) ISBN 0310263867
  • The Case for Christ Zondervan (September 1, 1998) ISBN 0310226058[5]
  • The Case for Faith Zondervan (October 1, 2000) ISBN 0310220157
  • The Case for Easter Zondervan (2004) ISBN 0310254752
  • The Case for the Real Jesus Zondervan (September 10, 2007) ISBN 031024210X

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