The Mind and the Machine: What It Means to Be Human and Why It Matters by Matthew Dickerson is a good read. Although I thought it occasionally verbose, the contribution he makes to the discussion around humans being both physical and spiritual beings is important on many levels. One ofRead More

“There is one very serious defect to my mind in Christ’s moral character, and that is that He believed in hell. I do not myself feel that any person who is really profoundly humane can believe in everlasting punishment.” Bertrand Russell, Why I am Not a Christian, p. 17 ScotRead More

[God can] apprehend the whole content of the temporal series in a single eternal intuition, just as I analogously apprehend all the parts of a circle in a single sensory intuition. God could know the content of all knowledge – past, present, and future – in a simultaneous and eternalRead More

What follows is excerpted from my thesis “The Mystery of God Incarnate: An Analysis and Critique of John Hick’s Christology.” See also The Christological Heresies. The Council of Chalcedon (451 AD) opposed the two extremes of Eutychianism and Nestorianism (the former failing to distinguish between the two natures of Christ,Read More

Paul Helm, a vigorous philosopher/theologian of the Reformed stripe, has an outstanding post on Anselm’s ontological argument for the existence of God. Although, the post is not an “argument.” Rather it reflects the beauty and wonder of thinking deeply about the being of God. Don’t miss his Perfect Being Theology.Read More

The other day my daughter invited me to join her on a trip to Babys R Us to shop for a new toy for her 16-month old son (my grandson). Of course, “Grampy” said “Yes!,” so off we went. During the ride my daughter quipped “What’s up with building aRead More

The problem of evil is a sticky wicket for all theistic believers and thinking atheists know it. Thanks to David Hume’s classic recapitulation (taken from Epicurus), the theist has her work cut out to show that she “thinks well with others.” How might a theist respond to the typical atheistRead More