Over the years I’ve read much of Eleonore Stump’s writing and have a tremendous amount of admiration for her work. She is one of the premier philosophers and theologians of the Thomistic tradition and is highly acclaimed across the academic world of philosophical theology. Wandering in Darkness was not only significantlyContinue Reading

How do you think about God? If you had to describe God to someone, how would you go about it? What attributes would a divine being possess? Typically God’s being is communicated in relational terms but do we know what God is like? Rather than turn to the Bible, couldContinue Reading

Craig A. Boyd & Kevin Timpe have provided an outstanding introduction to The Virtues in Oxford’s “Very Short Introductions” series. As with the other volumes, The Virtues is an excellent offering. It is clear and uncomplicated, thorough and inclusive in approach, and helpfully outlined and organized throughout.  Chapter 1 sets theContinue Reading

When I saw Paul Copan in November, 2016, at the Evangelical Theological Society’s annual conference held in San Antonio, I mentioned that I picked up his newly published A Little Book for New Philosophers. He kindly invited me to write a review. There are so many valuable insights throughout thatContinue Reading

Make It a Double! podcast is hosted by my good friend, Mike Stojic. He asked me to join him one afternoon for some discussion around alcohol and the Bible. Can religion and alcohol mix? What does the Bible say? Was Jesus really a drunkard? Give it a listen (discussion beginsContinue Reading

With his Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism, the highly accalimed analytic philosopher Alvin Plantinga has made a significant contribution to both science and philosophy. It has spawned numerous discussions and journal articles that continue to evaluate and critique his argument. What follows is a summary review,Continue Reading

What follows are the notes that I jotted down in preparation for an open discussion on free will that will soon be available on the Wait, what if… podcast series hosted by the inimitable Kevin Sullivan and his guest Mike Stojic. Check out this podcast episode or listen below. Traditionally philosophers have outlinedContinue Reading

Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) remarked in the preface to the second edition of his Critique of Pure Reason (1787, first ed. 1781), “I have found it necessary to deny reason in order to make room for faith.” Sorry, Manny (short for Immanuel), but this is where we part ways. Although I deeply appreciateContinue Reading

Wouldn’t it be good if water had one set of properties when we want to drink it but a different set of properties when a person was drowning? This is a question posed by C. Stephen Evans in Why Christian Faith Still Makes Sense: A Response to Contemporary Challenges (p 70). It raises an important consideration whenContinue Reading