In my earliest days of attempting to do apologetics, I was confronted in the church with the objection that relying on philosophy, particularly arguments for the existence of God, was not only unwise, it was unbiblical. Upon inquiring why, they attempted to persuade by pointing me to the Apostle Paul, who seems to discourage the […]
The problem of animal suffering has been championed by atheists at least as far back as the time of Charles Darwin, and it is increasingly touted today. For example, Richard Dawkins claims, The total amount of suffering per year in the natural world is beyond all decent contemplation. During the minute it takes me to […]
EPS Panel Discussion On Divine Simplicity With Richard Howe, Brian Huffling, Stephen Davis, and William Lane Craig
In November of 2018 I was on a panel with Richard Howe, Stephen Davis, and William Lane Craig at an Evangelical Philosophical Society session hosted by the American Academy of Religion. The topic was “Divine Simplicity.” It can be viewed here. Howe argued for why it is true, Davis argued why it is not necessary, Craig leveled various […]
An intro course or book about philosophy will quickly reveal that much of philosophy is an attempt to solve problems and answer questions. To an extent this is the sine qua non of philosophy. However, some of these “problems” are simply pseudo-problems that arise because of a rejection of a proper metaphysics. In this article I argue […]
I have some sympathies for all of these understandings, and yet, in our little corner of the world at SES, we find something incredibly attractive about philosophy; both its rigor and its relationship to the life of faith. In what follows I’d like to open a window into this latter experience of philosophy, namely, the way philosophy can play a role in the Christian’s devotional life.