Is The Christian Faith Rational? 

Moderator: Ok gents take your seats. I want to start by thanking you for coming to our round table discussion today. As you all know from your invites, we have a fun topic today: “Is the Christian faith rational?” Our structure will be fairly informal but I will be guiding our discussion. We’re going to... Continue Reading →

Spurgeon On Philosophy 

Charles Haddon Spurgeon was quite a character. A bearded, boisterous Brit who loved a good cigar and preached his lunges out to the glory of God. Preaching in the mid to late 1800s, Spurge become known as a staunch Particular Baptist (read Calvinist), and a bold figure in general. Today, he is known by many... Continue Reading →

I Just Wanna Know Everything. 

I just wanna know everything, my Lord, I just wanna know it all.  Birds and fish and creeping things, Knowing is my call. I just wanna know everything my Lord, Reality in all it’s parts, Science, reason, law, and language, History, and all the arts.  Teach me how to know, my Lord, Teach me how... Continue Reading →

Fighting Fallacies | Equivocation 

We continue our series with another informal fallacy: equivocation. Equivocation is a fallacy of language, it’s informal because it isn’t a mistake in the logical form of an argument, rather it has to do with the language used in the argument. Unlike some of the other fallacies we’ve covered, this one is fairly simple. Philosopher,... Continue Reading →

Logic and Lily Pads 

For the past couple of years I’ve been studying logic in order to sharpen my mind, appraise arguments, and help me develop arguments of my own. I’ve also been slowly marching through the works of C.S. Lewis. While these two topics were formerly unrelated, they both converged last year as I read Lewis’s book Miracles. ... Continue Reading →

My New Toy 

My new toy is awesome,   It lights up my mind. It staves off the skeptic,  the willfully blind.  I use it for choosing,  and even for finding, It hides while I'm snoozing   but everywhere- binding.  It's tethered to feelings  as well as the will, It's allegiance debated,  by Jack and by Jill. Not human convention,... Continue Reading →

Fighting Fallacies | The Straw Man 

"That's a straw man!" We hear this phrase tossed around all the time and it's gotta be the most common fallacy out there, but what is the Straw Man Fallacy? In order to define this specific fallacy we first need to understand a few key terms like logic, reason, argument, and of course, we need... Continue Reading →

On Being Born This Way or That

Let me start off this post with some clarifications. This is not an attempt at gay bashing or hurting any particular group's feelings. I'm setting out to appraise this common argument and show some inherent flaws in using the "born this way" approach. It's true that this argument has become a popular argument in LGBT... Continue Reading →

Those Who Defend Free Will, Wreck It.

"So Augustine is right when he so often repeats the memorable saying that 'those who defend free will wreck it, instead of making it secure."   -John Calvin quoting St. Augustine in the 1541 edition of The Institutes There is an on going debate throughout the history of philosophy about free will and determinism. Do we... Continue Reading →

What Do You Believe? 

They say there are a two things you don't talk about at a dinner party: politics and religion. Well "they" are stupid. Our political stance and our religious views are some of our most foundational beliefs. I guess it would depend on the goal of your dinner party, but if you're interested in getting to... Continue Reading →

When You Ask For Proof That God Exists

Everyone is entitled to my own opinion. That's one of my dad's old lines but I'm afraid it's become true of my generation. We all have these preconceived notions, we have presuppositions, we have our own basic heart commitments, we each have a framework by which we view all of life, a worldview. Today we... Continue Reading →

Neature: Can You Say Nature is Neat?

 "For me nature's one of the neatest things on this planet"  Tell me you've seen the Neature Walk YouTube video! It's so dumb but so funny. Yes, it's a joke but there's some truth there, nature is neat. It's cool, it's exciting, it'll give you the feels. A good nature show can take you through... Continue Reading →

I Am God… Of Nothing. 

"Their sword shall enter their own heart and their bows shall be broken." Psalm 37:14-15 Over the past two years I've really caught the philosophy bug. I love this stuff. Philosophy means the love of wisdom, who doesn't love wisdom? C'mon. Studying the history of philosophy scratches several itches all at once, I get to... Continue Reading →

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