I’m almost finished with Eleonore Stump‘s most excellent Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering. As thoughtful as it is thorough, she takes the characters of Job, Abraham, Sampson, and Mary of Bethany from the biblical narratives and shows that the benefits received because of suffering are greater than theContinue Reading

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When I saw Paul Copan in November, 2016, at the Evangelical Theological Society’s annual conference, 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 that I decided to postContinue Reading

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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.Continue Reading

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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

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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

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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

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