One of the most influential philosophers of the 19th century (although not during his lifetime) was Friedrich Nietzsche. I have read a number of his books, and while he has an interesting style, I struggled […]
In this episode, I have a conversation with Jason Crowder. Jason describes himself as “an academic, an author, a Christian Hedonist, a husband, a mentor, a philosopher, a philosophical theologian, and a theologian.” He is the […]
Part of my personal research is about deepening my understanding of philosophy. I do this by reading books on philosophy in general, books by some of the most prominent philosophers and books that tell the […]
How much do you know about the philosophical journey of C.S. Lewis? Glenn J. Giokaris has written an interesting essay on this topic. As many people who have read the life story of C.S. Lewis realize, […]
The good people at Reasonable Faith have produce another animated apologetics video. This one is on the ontological argument. Make sure to check it out. You may understand the ontological argument for the first time […]
One of the greatest Christian philosophers is Alvin Plantinga. In this short video, Plantinga addresses the question of how an immaterial God could interact with the physical universe.
One of the most influential stories by any philosopher is Plato’s allegory of the cave. Anyone interested in philosophy, must know this story. I found a nicely animated version of the allegory that is worth […]
Many people see Darwinism as scientific fact. But is there some room for doubt? J.P. Moreland shares some doubts about Darwinism based on both philosophical and scientific grounds.
I believe that some knowledge of philosophy is important for everyone. It is especially important for those interested in apologetics. That is not to say you have to be a philosopher to be an apologists, […]
One of my current areas of study is in philosophy. I’m strong in biblical studies but never have had the chance to formally study philosophy. So I have been picking up books on philosophy to […]
I remember during my undergraduate degree, having only recently become a Christian, a friend of mine telling me if I took a philosophy course, I would be convinced there was no God. I never did take […]
I recently wrote a blog post about why it is good for Christians to read the Jewish philosopher Philo. Having said that, I must also acknowledge that Philo is not the easiest person to read. […]
I just finished reading C.D. Yonge’s translation of The Works of Philo. I have been interested in Philo for some time and have even taken a course on Philo in the religious studies department at […]
In this episode of my podcast, we look at the nature of virtue ethics. Virtue ethics is one of the three major types of ethics. This is a time when Christians need to educated in […]
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Normative ethics is comprised of three systems: consequentialism, deontology and virtue ethics. While virtue ethics goes back to Aristotle or earlier, it is only more recently that virtue ethics has begun to compete more actively […]
I was recently challenged by someone about including a post about Bible teaching in the subject of apologetics. The purpose of this post is not to argue with the individual but to interact with the […]
William Lane Craig shares arguments for the evidence for God in this video from Reasonable Faith.
J.P. Moreland (Biola University) comments on the existence of the soul, the nature of consciousness, and the relevance of neuroscience to questions about human nature, spirituality, life after death, and mental life.
Would you like to be active as an apologist? Great! So what do you need to know to be an apologist? The common sense answer would be that an apologist needs to know about apologetics. […]
Not only is Plato important for understanding philosophy, he is also important for understanding Christianity. Not that Christianity is based on Platonism but it has been affected by it, both in unorthodox ways through the […]
It can be argued that Plato is the most important philosopher in all of human history. While he is well studied, he is not necessarily well understood. Obviously a reading of his major works is […]
I have an interest in autism and an interest in philosophy. It is not too often that those interests overlap. I came across this article by Nomy Arpaly. In this article he looks at moral virtue […]
Questions of abortion, artificial insemination, end of life care, assisted suicide and euthanasia are not just theoretical but are real life. Biola University offers a series of lectures on these important issues, taught by Scott […]
I do not think I am mistaken in recommending a podcast called Fallacy Friday. It is a short podcast by Matthew Flannagan on logic and critical thinking in cooperation with www.apologetics315.com. You can find Fallacy […]
Volume 12, Number 2 of the journal Philosophia Christi has come out and it contains the following articles: “Theism and Ultimate Explanation” by Timothy O’Connor “On the Tenability of Brute Naturalism and the Implications of […]
It is important for Christians to understand our Jewish heritage. It is equally important for us to understand our Greek heritage. There is a reason why the New Testament was written in Greek. Even Judaism […]
Some time back I gave a short review of Dallas Willard’s Knowing Christ Today. You can read my full review in the McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry here.
I just finished reading an excellent book: Dallas Willard’s Knowing Christ Today. Willard is an incredible writer and thinker. He brings philosophy, theology and biblical studies to bear on relevant issues and leaves the reader […]