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 thatRead More

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.Read More

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,Read More

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 outlinedRead More

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 appreciateRead More

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 and needed to breathe water? This is a question posed by C. Stephen Evans in Why Christian Faith Still Makes Sense: A Response to Contemporary Challenges (p 70).Read More

I have long held on to two positions which, prima facie, are in tension: 1) a Calvin-esque theology, which at least means that God is providentially in control of all things, including human creatures and 2) the notion that God can know, indeed does know, counterfactuals (see 1 Sam 23:1-13Read More