The Normative Ethics of Avengers: Infinity War & Avengers: Endgame

As Tim Stratton has aptly noted in Avengers: Endgame, Middle Knowledge, & the Destruction of the Problem of Evil[1] and in the FreeThinking Podcast episodes 63 – 65, Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame are rich in philosophical content. In this article, I briefly examine the normative ethics of these films. The villain of … Continue reading The Normative Ethics of Avengers: Infinity War & Avengers: Endgame

An Unjustified Punt to Mystery

C. Michael Patton, in a recent blog, claimed to do some “math” and concluded that there are five great mysteries in Christian theology. While I am fine with an occasional appeal to mystery regarding a few topics, Christians often punt to mystery far too quickly. If we “punt to mystery” too quickly, we can sometimes … Continue reading An Unjustified Punt to Mystery

A Response to “10 Reasons Reading the Bible Makes Me More Progressive”

“A righteous person who yields to the wicked is like a muddied spring or a polluted well.” — Proverbs 25: 26 While there are a few points I agree with in the recent article 10 Reasons Reading the Bible Makes Me More Progressive by Benjamin L. Corey, I respectfully think that Mr. Corey has made some … Continue reading A Response to “10 Reasons Reading the Bible Makes Me More Progressive”

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God’s Endgame

As you can tell, we at Freethinking Ministries are huge superhero fans. Aside from being fun, superhero stories offer great learning opportunities about moral and even theological issues. Case in point, Stratton’s latest article on Avengers: Endgame about the problem of evil. (If you haven’t read it yet, you should go do that before reading … Continue reading God’s Endgame

Avengers: Endgame, Middle Knowledge, & the Destruction of the Problem of Evil

Spoiler Alert! Spoiler Alert!! Spoiler Alert!!! Seriously, if you have not yet seen the movie Avengers: Endgame, stop reading this and go to the movie theater and buy a ticket! Then come back and read this article. Consider yourself warned! One year ago, immediately after watching Avengers: Infinity War on opening night, I came home … Continue reading Avengers: Endgame, Middle Knowledge, & the Destruction of the Problem of Evil

Dr. Sean McDowell

Interview with Dr. Sean McDowell: So the Next Generation Will Know

Last week I reviewed So the Next Generation Will Know by Sean McDowell and J. Warner Wallace. Now I have an interview with Sean giving some additional insight about the book. Enjoy! What were your motivations for writing So the Next Generation Will Know? My three kids: Scottie, Shauna, and Shane. I wrote this book … Continue reading Interview with Dr. Sean McDowell: So the Next Generation Will Know

“Let the One Who Has No Sword Buy One”: The Christian Case for Carrying Firearms

In Isaiah 2, we are told of a vision in which the Messiah returns to reign on the earth. All the nations of the world beat their swords into plowshares. All war and conflict comes to an end. We should long for the day that this vision is made reality. But until that happens, what … Continue reading “Let the One Who Has No Sword Buy One”: The Christian Case for Carrying Firearms

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Book Review: So the Next Generation Will Know by Sean McDowell and J. Warner Wallace

You’ve probably seen the statistics and heard the concerns. Young people are leaving the church in greater numbers than ever. While the youth of every generation share many common characteristics, this generation – dubbed Generation Z – faces new and unique challenges thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones and easy access to the Internet. Young … Continue reading Book Review: So the Next Generation Will Know by Sean McDowell and J. Warner Wallace

A “God Problem” in The New York Times

Recently, Peter Atterton, a professor of philosophy at San Diego State University, published an article in The New York Times entitled “A God Problem: Perfect. All-powerful. All-knowing. The idea of the deity most Westerners accept is actually not coherent.” Given the title, I was excited to read what this philosopher was sharing with the masses since … Continue reading A “God Problem” in The New York Times

Professors, Psychotherapy, & the Emotional Crutch of Determinism

I have had the privilege and honor to have studied under many brilliant professors over the past several years. This includes learning from professors in an official capacity in the classroom at Biola University, or learning in an unofficial capacity from many more professors (locally and from around the world) who have befriended me and … Continue reading Professors, Psychotherapy, & the Emotional Crutch of Determinism