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

Books

5 Important Books I Read During 1 Year of COVID (That You Should Read Too)

I’ve always enjoyed reading. And when the COVID lockdowns began in March 2020, there wasn’t much else to do for a long time. I took full advantage of this, though, and over the next year, I read a lot of books over a wide range of topics. For instance, I read the entire Chronicles of … Continue reading 5 Important Books I Read During 1 Year of COVID (That You Should Read Too)

Droids in Heaven?

Question: Hey Dr. Stratton, In a FB group, Tyler Vela (a well-known internet Calvinist) posted the following question: “Libertarians – will we be robots in the eternal state since we will not be able to sin? (Note: if you make a nature or “we won’t want to” argument then you’re just making the same nature/ultimate … Continue reading Droids in Heaven?

Strange Knowledge Defeats Evil (YouTube Script)

Watch the YouTube video here (please like, share, and subscribe)! What’s up Free-Thinkers and True-Believers? I’m Dr. Stratton . . . and today I’m going to be talking about Doctor Strange and the Avengers. Marvel Studios took their time and spent a good decade developing many of my favorite childhood comics into fantastic movies. And … Continue reading Strange Knowledge Defeats Evil (YouTube Script)

Missing Melanchthon

Recently I have been accused of “historical eisegesis.”[1] According to Wikipedia, “eisegesis is the process of interpreting text in such a way as to introduce one’s own presuppositions . . . It is commonly referred to as reading into the text.” This is definitely a problem when someone does this when reading Scripture, but it’s … Continue reading Missing Melanchthon

Book Review: Human Freedom, Divine Knowledge, and Mere Molinism by Timothy Stratton

How does God’s knowledge relate to the created world? And if God knows the future, what does that mean for human freedom? In Human Freedom, Divine Knowledge, and Mere Molinism Tim Stratton seeks to shed light on these questions by engaging with the apparent conflict between human freedom and divine knowledge. The bulk of the book is … Continue reading Book Review: Human Freedom, Divine Knowledge, and Mere Molinism by Timothy Stratton

Dear God, Help Me to HATE!

Complete this biblically-modeled prayer: “Dear God, help me to ______” a) seek Your face and strength. b) praise You even in time of suffering. c) love my enemies and pray for those who persecute me. d) hate White people. According to Chanequa Walker-Barnes, PhD (https://www.drchanequa.com/) the answer does not exclude (d). Yes, even with the … Continue reading Dear God, Help Me to HATE!

Words Have No Meaning

Question: Hey Dr. Tim! Please help me out. An atheist just responded to my appeal to the Moral Argument for the existence of God. She said:  “To respond to my post on this thread you’ve used words. Do the words you’ve used have any definitions? If they have definitions, are those definitions objective or subjective? If they are subjective, … Continue reading Words Have No Meaning

Is the Bible Our Highest Authority?

Many Christians believe that it is wrong to offer unbelievers evidence for the truth of Christianity.[1] They argue that the traditional method of apologetics dishonors Scripture by not giving it the respect it is due. The concern is that offering evidence for the truth of Scripture gives evidence more weight than Scripture. The argument might … Continue reading Is the Bible Our Highest Authority?

The Kalam + Easter = Mere Christianity

Question: Hello Dr. Stratton, I just finished reading the section about the Kalam Cosmological Argument in your article about various arguments for the existence of God. I have been doing some very serious soul searching the past few months and have been questioning the validity of my own non-belief. While I wasn’t surprised to find … Continue reading The Kalam + Easter = Mere Christianity

A Half-Dozen of My Favorite Arguments for God

As a theologian and apologist who regularly offers a cumulative case for the existence of God, I am often asked to disclose my favorite argument in my repertoire. Indeed, near the end of a good Q&A session, where all kinds of questions and objections are raised, I can count on someone asking me what I … Continue reading A Half-Dozen of My Favorite Arguments for God

Counterfactuals Attributed to Christological Theology

The purpose of this paper is to enquire into a topic of immense interest to the writer. In brief, the writer will outline the doctrine of mere Molinism (mere because a full outlining and apologia of this doctrine in argument is beyond the scope of this paper) and inquire into how a feature of this doctrine … Continue reading Counterfactuals Attributed to Christological Theology

The Location of Determinism

Question: Dr. Tim, The location of determinism, if external, could be seen as warrant to the conclusion that we are “meat puppets”. But why must we accept that determinism is solely through external “forces” beyond our control? First, this assumes control *must* be regulative. But more importantly, why can the location of determinism not be … Continue reading The Location of Determinism

A Maximally Great Fight!

Question:  Dr. Stratton, In your book Human Freedom, Divine Knowledge, and Mere Molinism, you discuss perfect being theology. With that in mind, I have a question that seems impossible to answer:  Is it possible for more than one maximally great being to exist? – Dan Tim’s Response: I enjoy dwelling upon perfect being theology and … Continue reading A Maximally Great Fight!