A few months ago I reviewed Alisa Childers’s Another Gospel?, which is a fantastic response to the ever-growing problem of progressive Christianity. At the end of the article, I promised a review of Thaddeus Williams’s Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth, but I got sidetracked with some other projects, including the study guide for Tim Stratton’s … Continue reading Book Review: Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth
“My conclusions were both more sanguine and restricted than I had anticipated. I was surprised by the actual strength of the resurrection hypothesis.” Over my short years of reading large texts on different subjects and in different genres, I’ve started to notice somewhat of a pattern or correlation: authors and scholars with humility tend to … Continue reading Book Review: The Resurrection of Jesus
“Perhaps we need to be more open to the fact that some of our moral intuitions aren’t as finely tuned as they ought to be.” Paul Copan’s Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God (IGaMM) states its question and objective right in its title, as every good book should. While … Continue reading Book Review: Is God A Moral Monster?
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
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
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)
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
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!
I recently finished Michael Bergmann’s Justification Without Awareness. It was very dense and I will certainly have to read it again since some discussions were above my current level of understanding. But I’ll offer some thoughts on the parts that I did understand. The topic is epistemic justification. The book is divided into two parts. … Continue reading Book Review: Justification Without Awareness
The book, Debating Christian Religious Epistemology, was a brilliant idea. It is educational, cordial, up-to-date with current scholarship, and quite enjoyable. For my friends (especially my Christian friends) who often ask me for good introductions to epistemology, this is among the best at least with respect to religious epistemology. The book begins with a helpful … Continue reading Debating Christian Religious Epistemology: A Book Review