The Argument1. God is all powerful2. God is all knowing--including all possible realities (1 Sam 23:11-12; Matt 11:21)3. God is perfectly good∴ We live in the best of all possible worldsWhen we take God's omnipotence and omniscience together, it means that the current version of reality we now inhabit has come about precisely the way in which God has … Continue reading Is This The Best of All Possible Worlds?
A Brief Note on Knowing and Humility
Epistemic humility is not the same thing as epistemic relativism. Epistemology is the theory of knowledge. To have "epistemic humility' is to admit that our knowledge is limited because our perspective is limited. Paul says, "We know in part...we see through a glass darkly" (1 Cor 13:12). We really do know (true knowledge), even if … Continue reading A Brief Note on Knowing and Humility
A Pillar of Truth
If you were born in a slum in India would you have the same worldview you have today? Would your definition of "right", "wrong", "truth", and "beauty" be different? Would your religious beliefs be different? Most likely. But does this mean that all our beliefs about the most important things in life are merely a … Continue reading A Pillar of Truth
“Nietzsche is Dead.” – God
Friedrich Nietzsche, God’s alleged murderer/coroner, seemed to lack any fear of the chaos that God’s death would bring, but rather passionately plunged himself into the oncoming torrent of darkness.
The Ugly Dance
This is the first part of my transcript of my talk on the Bible and Homosexuality - you can find the audio and the other parts here. With the recent surge of LGBT activism that has swept our nation, I have seen many people interact with and dialogue about the good and the bad things that … Continue reading The Ugly Dance
No More Good Guys
What does the Bible tell us about Walter White and Tony Soprano? Are they accurate representations of real humanity? Well, kind-of.
Challenging Your Faith
I spend a lot of time speaking with young people, most of whom are in college, and a conversation I have found myself having often involves them slowly putting into words unspoken doubts, questioning whether or not their faith is genuine or if Christianity is even worth believing in. I love being able to have these conversations … Continue reading Challenging Your Faith
Alone With God – C.S. Lewis
An impersonal God? Well and good. A subjective God of beauty, truth and goodness inside our own head? Better still. A formless life force surging through everyone – a vast power we can all tap? Best of all. But a living God – pulling at the other end of the cord approaching at infinite speed, … Continue reading Alone With God – C.S. Lewis
Freedom & Predestination: C.S. Lewis and Perelandra
This is an excerpt from the second book of C.S. Lewis' space trilogy, Perelandra. The book follows Dr. Ransom, an inhabitant from Earth who is whisked away to another planet, where He comes into contact with several other alien species. All of these species, however, submit to the great Creator over all, Maleldil. Ransom quickly discovers that … Continue reading Freedom & Predestination: C.S. Lewis and Perelandra
The Gaping Hole in Self-Discovery
I am currently reading a book by pastor, theologian and author, Kevin Deyoung, and stumbled across a fantastic quote on the plight and logical inconsistency of “staying true to yourself” and never conforming to an outward standard: In our secular Western society the truly good person is the one who has learned to be true … Continue reading The Gaping Hole in Self-Discovery