If God is all knowing, if He is all powerful, and if He is good, then He’d have to stop any and all instances of evil, wouldn’t He? He would know about all evil, He would be able to stop all evil, and He would want to stop all evil, therefore since God exists there... Continue Reading →
“What huge imago made a psychopathic god” -W.H. Auden The phrase “repent of your sins” is a common expression today, especially amongst Evangelical Christians. But when asked, “what is a sin” the common Evangelical answer is “missing the mark”. And while we might throw in a factoid from Sunday’s sermon about the etymology of sin... Continue Reading →
This is a short assignment I presented to my Analytic Theology class which is being taught by Dr. James Arcadi here at TEDS. In it, I interact with Andrew Chignell's proposed solution for the Analytic theologian to the problem of what "Kant has shown". Whether it’s round Immanuel Kant, or through him, most theologians and... Continue Reading →
This post was originally a paper I wrote for Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer's class ST 5201 God of The Gospel. We had a 2,000 word limit- so chill. I hope you to enjoy! Leave me your thoughts in a comment. What does it mean to be human? Countless hours have been spent by a legion of... Continue Reading →
Maverick is a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog and he’s an absolute brute. He is a really sweet boy and would never intentionally hurt anyone. However, watching him pulverize and scarf down a half chicken for lunch engenders a greater sense of reverence with each crunch. He’s not mean or aggressive in the slightest, he’s just... Continue Reading →
This post was originally a paper I wrote for Dr. Scott Manetsch's church history class on Calvin at TEDS. Hope you enjoy! B.B. Warfield famously proclaimed that Augustine gave us the Reformation, “…the Reformation, inwardly considered, was just the ultimate triumph of Augustine’s doctrine of grace over Augustine’s doctrine of the Church.” It was this... Continue Reading →
This post is a short dialogue paper that I wrote for Dr. Vanhoozer's ST 5201 - God of the Gospel. We were instructed to write a short conversation (1500 word limit) between two theologians on a topic in which they disagreed. I choose Dr. Vanhoozer, himself, and one of my personal heroes, Dr. Carl F.H.... Continue Reading →
This post comes from a very short paper I wrote for a philosophy of religion class at TEDS. I figured since I haven't had time to blog since starting my Theological Studies degree, I might as well share my papers with you. We were limited to five pages double spaced so I didn't get to... Continue Reading →
The word ‘repent’ has fallen on hard times. It has the outdated feel of old English coupled with the self-righteousy tinge of soapbox preaching. There are some who have completely cut both the word and the concept of repentance out of their theology- to their own destruction. There are others who’ve decided to keep the... Continue Reading →
Check out my podcast on the Ethics of feeding mice to Giant African Bullfrogs I have a fairly successful video on YouTube called Giant African Bullfrogs eating everything in sight. What started off as a fun project to watch my frogs grow and eat has grown completely out of hand. The views started off slow... Continue Reading →
What Pascal meant for good, God meant for great! Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) was a French mathematician, philosopher, and Christian apologist. Apparently he set out to write a book to defend and commend the Christian faith but died before it’s completion. The remnants of his apologetical thoughts were collected and arranged- though the proper order of... Continue Reading →
For those who like my posts but aren’t aware that I have another blog just for book reviews, here’s a sample.
If you’ve been paying attention at all lately then you’ve heard some buzz about Jordan Peterson. If you haven’t been paying attention lately then you need to hear what he has to say (half of the guy’s advice is “Pay attention!”).
I’ve been listening to Peterson’s clips and lectures on YouTube since late 2016 when a couple Canadian Christian apologist friends of mine invited me to like a FB page “Support for Jordan Peterson”. Peterson needed a support page because he was embroiled in a scandal over free speech after Canadian Bill C-16 came out which had serious implications for free and compelled speech. I was initially impressed with Peterson’s ability to keep cool under pressure and speak truth in the face of rabid hostility.
Since his initial explosion onto the public scene, Peterson’s philosophical, psychological, and theological views- along along with all his other views- have gained a wider…
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BOOOONNNNKKKK!!!!! That’s the last thing you heard before waves of fear, embarrassment, and shame came flooding into your mind. What happened? You were just buzzed by a Red-Winged Black Bird. A tiny little bird just made you look like a punk in front of everyone at the park. He nosedived in from a high perch... Continue Reading →
I recently had a short dialogue with Doug Douma, author of The Presbyterian Philosopher: The Authorized Biography of Gordon H. Clark, concerning Van Til’s Transcendental Argument for God. Doug is a “Clarkian” and I am a “Vantillian” yet we were able to have a friendly disagreement. If you know anything about the Clark/Van Til controversy,... Continue Reading →
“According to the principle of Protestantism, man’s consciousness of self and of objects presupposes for their intelligibility the consciousness of God. In asserting this we are not thinking of psychological and temporal priority. We are thinking only of the question as to what is the final reference point in interpretation. The Protestant principle finds this... Continue Reading →
My nephew Lukas is one of the sweetest little boys you could ever meet. He cares for people way more than I do, and in that sense I have a lot to learn from him. There are so many stories I could share about this little dude but the one that comes right to my... Continue Reading →
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, knowledge, and understanding; knowledge of the Holy One is insight. In Christ is hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, so we honor Christ the Lord as holy in our hearts, always being prepared to give a reason for our hope in him. Yet... Continue Reading →
“It has been intimated that fallen man is both irrationalist and rationalist, and at the same time. His irrationalism rests upon his metaphysical assumption that reality is controlled by or is an expression of pure chance. His rationalism is based upon the assumption that reality is wholly determined by laws with which his thought is... Continue Reading →
“The master heresy is subjectivism. It is the parent of all the others, for only after the objective truth is denied are we “free” to recreate new “truths” in the image of our own desires. Only when we fall asleep to the real world are we “free” to dream nightmare worlds into being.” -Peter Kreeft,... Continue Reading →
Why is it better to experience some awe than to be filled with awe? This question has been a perennial rock in my shoe. It crops up in the old noggin, I chew it over for a while and freak out a little bit, then some how I let it go for a couple months.... Continue Reading →