Category Archives: Philosophy

Ramblings on Grace, Life, and Theology, in Light of This Morning’s Sermon

At church this morning, the pastor made five points that especially stood out to me. A.  The pastor said that God has shown us love through Jesus Christ, and now it’s on us.  God has done all that God can … Continue reading

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Can God Give What God Does Not Have?

Years ago, a group of us at the church that I attended was getting into some theological discussions.  Our Sabbath school lesson was about the rebellion of Satan and his angels against God: you probably know the story about how … Continue reading

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Ramblings on Ethics, the Golden Rule, and Moral Absolutes

In this post, I would like to use as my starting-point something that Brian Morley says on page 323 of his book, Mapping Apologetics.  Morley is profiling the thoughts of Christian apologist John Warwick Montgomery, and the topic is the … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Introduction to Modern Theology

John E. Wilson.  Introduction to Modern Theology: Trajectories in the German Tradition.  Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2007. I got this book from Christian Book Distributors for a low price.  It is about Christian theology in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Cambridge Companion to Existentialism

Existentialism is an attempt to find meaning in life when there is cause to despair. Why would anyone believe that there is cause to despair?  The Cambridge Companion to Existentialism refers to reasons, as it interacts with the thoughts of … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Christology of Hegel

James Yerkes.  The Christology of Hegel.  Albany: State University of New York Press, 1983. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was a nineteenth century German philosopher.  James Yerkes’ The Christology of Hegel is about Hegel’s view of Jesus Christ, and how that … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Problem of Evil

I read a post not long ago, Prayson Daniel’s Scholarly Status of Logical Problem of Evil.  The problem of evil (as I understand it) states that the existence of evil in the world is strong evidence against the existence of … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: A History of God, by Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong.  A History of God: The 4000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. I just finished a library copy of this book, but I decided to buy a copy for myself.  They run … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Cosmological Argument from Plato to Leibniz

William Lane Craig.  The Cosmological Argument from Plato to Leibniz.  New York: Barnes and Noble Books, 1980.  (This book was first published in the United Kingdom by the MACMILLAN PRESS LTD, and in the United States by Harper and Row … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Cambridge Companion to Hume

David Fate Norton and Jacqueline Taylor, ed.  The Cambridge Companion to Hume: Second Edition.  Cambridge University Press, 2009. David Hume was an eighteenth century Scottish philosopher.  The name stood out to me when I first encountered it because as a … Continue reading

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