Rescuing Hell

“Why would a loving God condemn people to Hell?” How many times have you or someone you know asked this question?  It seems like an obvious question.  We know what love is and we know what love is not (at least that is what we tell ourselves) and condemning a group of people to eternal punishment … Continue reading Rescuing Hell

Book Review: Skepticism and the Veil of Perception

Michael Huemer has established himself as one of today’s leading philosophers on a variety of topics ranging from ethics, to political philosophy, to logical paradoxes, to epistemology. Skepticism and the Veil of Perception (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2001) is concerned with this last topic. Huemer is concerned with rebutting skepticism in general and skepticism … Continue reading Book Review: Skepticism and the Veil of Perception

Critical Human Incipient Theory

(This fictional post was first published by Jacobus Erasmus at http://jacobuserasmus.com/blog/bl0-cultural-insanity.html) I got chased out of Nature Park Zoo, again. Why is the zoo so cruel? All I want is the flamingos’ food. They feed the flamingos the most scrumptious brine shrimp, which cannot be found elsewhere and which is like chocolate to me. Does … Continue reading Critical Human Incipient Theory

When Critical Theory Intersects With Sexuality and Identity

One does not have to look far to see a lot of confusion in how the issues of Critical Race Theory (CRT), sexual identity, and Comprehensive Sex Ed (CSE) intersect, so I want to give you a few thoughts and explanations. Currently, there is a lot of discussion about school boards forcing CRT into our … Continue reading When Critical Theory Intersects With Sexuality and Identity

Rocks in Socks: The Art of Asking Clever Questions

Since publishing Human Freedom, Divine Knowledge, and Mere Molinism in October of 2020, almost every day I have dialoged with determinists. They are either theological determinists (typically Calvinists) who are seemingly committed to exhaustive divine determinism (EDD) or they are scientific determinists (typically naturalists/atheists) who believe that all things about humanity are ultimately causally determined … Continue reading Rocks in Socks: The Art of Asking Clever Questions

A Mad Scientist and a Pop Quiz: A Case for Freedom

Suppose a mad scientist while you were sleeping gained access to your brain, implanted special microchips, and now has the ability and opportunity to exhaustively control (causally determine) all of your thoughts and beliefs all the time. Although you are unaware, the mad scientist now has control over exactly what you think of and about … Continue reading A Mad Scientist and a Pop Quiz: A Case for Freedom

God is NOT a Deity of Deception

Question Dr. Tim, You recently shared a Facebook post high-lightning the Apostle Paul’s words in 1st Corinthians 10:15. It reads: “I speak as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say.” You then added the following: “Be a FreeThinker. Don’t let something or someone else causally determine your judgments!” Do you really want to … Continue reading God is NOT a Deity of Deception

Is All Reasoning Circular Reasoning?

Circular reasoning is generally understood to be fallacious. The reason for this is that circular arguments assume what they purport to prove. At least one premise in a circular argument depends upon the truth of the conclusion, making the argument lose any justifying force. For in order to accept the relevant premise, one would have … Continue reading Is All Reasoning Circular Reasoning?

Assurance of Salvation

Recently I had an enlightening conversation with EDD (an exhaustive divine determinist). Calvinists who affirm exhaustive divine determinism believe that God causally determines all things all the time (unless they are discussing 1 Timothy 2:4, these Calvinists do affirm that “all” means “all”). This means that everything about a human — every thought, belief, action, … Continue reading Assurance of Salvation

An Evaluation of “Why the case against abortion is weak, ethically speaking”

Introduction Why the case against abortion is weak, ethically speaking is an engaging article on an issue often confined to academic journals.[1] I am grateful for the report, mainly because of Nobis’ and Dudley’s emphasis on personhood and because I agree with them on two significant points. First, our society needs careful and respectful examination … Continue reading An Evaluation of “Why the case against abortion is weak, ethically speaking”

Marvel Comics vs. Jordan Peterson

Imagine if C.S. Lewis had podcast his journey to faith, and millions of unbelievers had listened in. Imagine if the forces of secular universities, progressive politics and media had targeted him to take him out before he could cross the line of faith and bring thousands with him. A similar journey by a similarly brilliant … Continue reading Marvel Comics vs. Jordan Peterson

Defining Libertarian Freedom

Question Hey Dr. Stratton, A fellow libertarian has taken issue with your definition of libertarian freedom. Although you offer multiple definitions in your book and other writings, you often describe libertarian freedom in the following manner: “the ability to choose among a range of alternative options, each of which is compatible with one’s nature at … Continue reading Defining Libertarian Freedom

Another Gospel? by Alisa Childers

Book Review: Another Gospel? by Alisa Childers

In my last blog post, I shared some of the most important books regarding cultural issues that I read in the year since the COVID lockdowns began in March 2020. While those books dealt with the culture at large, my next two reads focused on cultural and theological issues impacting the church: Confronting Injustice without … Continue reading Book Review: Another Gospel? by Alisa Childers

The Form of Government in Heaven

Question: Dear Dr. Stratton,  I have a short but not so simple question: What type or form of government is the Kingdom of Heaven? – Mike Tim’s Response: What a great question! If Heaven is “the way things ought to be,” then humans ought to attempt to emulate this political standard knowing full well we … Continue reading The Form of Government in Heaven

I Stand with Martin Luther King

Today I had the opportunity to speak directly to the Nebraska State Board of Education (NSBE) along with the Protect Nebraska Children Coalition. Dangerous curriculum is being considered which proposes radical Comprehensive Sexual Education (CSE) along with Critical Race Theory (CRT). I felt an objective obligation to inform the NSBE as to why their first … Continue reading I Stand with Martin Luther King

The T.R.U.M.P. Card

God is a maximally great being by definition. He always has been and always will be perfect and maximally great (see Job 42:1-2; Psalm 145:3; 147:5; Isaiah 41; Jeremiah 1:5; 32:27; Luke 1:37 and the Ontological Argument). With that said, however, for nearly 500 years many Christians have sadly advanced a “low view of God.” In … Continue reading The T.R.U.M.P. Card

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