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Omni This-n-That

Supposed attributes of God, omniscience, omnipotence, omni-benevolence — they are all mere logical terms. To apply them to God actually brings Him down because He transcends the categories. They aren’t that useful as theological statements because theology itself must of … Continue reading

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A Distinctly Christian Philosophy

I’ve rattled my cage long and often on subject of epistemology. The Ancient Hebrew mystical approach is not simply another one on the menu of options; it is the approach God cultivated in the minds of those who knew Him … Continue reading

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Science Not Pointless, But Can Be

I’m responding to this article. For those familiar with the study of philosophy, it seems rather simple. However, for those who aren’t used to delving into fundamental cultural assumptions, it may be challenging. The biblical position is in two steps. … Continue reading

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Uncertainty is Bliss

It’s an underlying philosophical assumption: We cannot understand reality from our fallen condition. Thus, we are cynical about any effort to present human history, and even more cynical about guesses of events before humans began recording them. Even if we … Continue reading

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The Rotting Carcass

At least as early as my days at OBU, I recall smart-aleck fools who insisted that Ecclesiastes was simply existentialism. This conclusion is entirely natural from a Western point of view. Existentialism is the rotting carcass left after you murder … Continue reading

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Futile Genealogy

By the time Apostle John died, around 100 AD, there were already a handful of Christian scholars rising to occupy the apostolic leadership of the early churches. We are not in any position to argue either way whether anyone was … Continue reading

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His Work in Us

We are up against one very massive barrier in American society in particular, and it’s a major problem within the broader Western world at large. A critical element in Western thinking is to deny anything above the intellect, to deny … Continue reading

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