Month: August 2017

What Do Christians Actually Need to Take Away From the Genesis Creation Account?

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NB: This article is an expanded argument based on a comment I made on Kyle’s blog post “The Trouble With ‘Pop-Christian apologetics’,” if you want more context. What I’m going to attempt to do in this article is to present a minimalist account, from a position of epistemological conservatism, of what I believe all Christians Read More …

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How Our Obsession With Identity is Making Us Forget Universal Human Virtues

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Film and social media celebrity George Takei recently shared an article entitled “9 Strangers Get Turned Into What They’ve Always Wanted To Be But Never Had The Courage” with the caption “Don’t Dream it–be it.” Don’t ask me why I even follow Takei or click on his links. Maybe it’s just a weird masochistic affinity Read More …

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My Take On Why God Lets Bad Things Happen to People (and Why He’s Not Responsible For It)

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Like anybody else, I’m no stranger to difficulties and injustice in my life or the lives of those around me. But I also believe in a God who is maximally-powerful and maximally-good. So then why has God allowed me, and other people, to experience tragedy or suffering? The problem with answering this question is that Read More …

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A (Very) Brief Guide for Everyday Christians Who Feel Intellectually Intimidated

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Philosophy has a bitter taste in the mouths of many Christians who fear their faith would suffer if they subjected it to philosophy’s withering skepticism. When Christians think of philosophy, they are quick to associate it with Voltaire or Nietzsche who wasted no chance to lambaste religion. But this should not be the case. Philosophers Read More …

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