Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist – Review

Nietzsche

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 […]

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Philosophy: Who Needs It?

Hope's Reason

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 […]

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Examined Lives: From Socrates to Nietzsche – Review

Examined Lives

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 […]

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The Philosophical Journey of C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis

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, […]

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The Ontological Argument

Ontological Argument

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 […]

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How can an Immaterial God Interact with the Physical Universe?

Apologetics and Theology

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.

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Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

Plato's Cave

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 […]

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Doubts on Darwinism

Darwinism

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.

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Ultimate Questions: Thinking About Philosophy – Review

Apologetics and Theology

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, […]

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The Great Philosophers: From Socrates to Turing

Philosophers

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 […]

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Why Christians Should Not Be Afraid of Philosophy

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 […]

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Philo of Alexandria

Apologetics and Theology

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. […]

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The Works of Philo

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 […]

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What is Virtue Ethics? (Podcast)

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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What is Virtue Ethics?

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 […]

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Is Bible Teaching a Part of Apologetics?

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 […]

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Evidence for God: Key Arguments for a Reasonable Faith

Evidence For God

William Lane Craig shares arguments for the evidence for God in this video from Reasonable Faith.

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Neuroscience and the Soul

Apologetics and Theology

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.

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Skills for the Apologist

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. […]

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Plato

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 […]

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Cambridge Companion to Plato

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 […]

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Autism and Moral Virtue

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 […]

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Ethics at the Edge of Life

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 […]

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Fallacy Friday

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 […]

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Philosophia Christi

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 […]

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When Athens Met Jerusalem

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 […]

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Knowing Christ Today – Review

Apologetics and Theology

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.

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Knowing Christ Today

Apologetics and Theology

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 […]

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