Reaching Reliable Beliefs

Question: Dr. Stratton, in your book you point out that if our thoughts and beliefs are causally determined by physics and chemistry, then they are not reliable. I agree since physics and chemistry are not intentionally aimed at true beliefs. However, related to that, you also say that even if God casually determines all of … Continue reading Reaching Reliable Beliefs

The Avengers and the Importance of Family

The Marvel movies are so good because they all have a common theme, family. The movies raise questions about family and answers those same questions, not merely with words, but with demonstrations and examples. Movies visually capture what we feel. Their power resides in the way that they bypass our thoughts and lay bare the … Continue reading The Avengers and the Importance of Family

The FreeThinking Theist VS a Free Will Skeptic

I recently made a video for the FreeThinking Ministries YouTube channel entitled Divine Determinism and the GOD OF MISCHIEF. In this video I point out that if naturalistic determinism is true, then all human thoughts and beliefs are causally determined by the forces of nature, the initial conditions of the big bang, past events, perhaps … Continue reading The FreeThinking Theist VS a Free Will Skeptic

The Parable of the MMA Fighter and His Neighbor

A parable, according to Merriam Webster, is “a short fictitious story that illustrates a moral attitude or a religious principle.” Jesus was famous for teaching morality through the use of these tools. With that in mind, consider a thought experiment, a modern-day “parable,” if you will:  A trained MMA fighter notices a suspected rapist/murderer was … Continue reading The Parable of the MMA Fighter and His Neighbor

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Stop Praying, Read Your Bible, and VOTE!

Don’t merely pray about voting — read your Bible! I’ve talked to a few Christians who are still undecided as to how they will vote in the 2020 election. They have expressed to me that they need to spend “more time in prayer.” While I encourage “praying without ceasing” (1 Thes 5:17), if one merely … Continue reading Stop Praying, Read Your Bible, and VOTE!

A Snowflake Wandering Into a Cloward-Piven Inferno

“One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, One ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.” — Lord Of The Rings For the first time in my life, I’m concerned that our freedom to share The Good News with the lost is being significantly damaged by people calling … Continue reading A Snowflake Wandering Into a Cloward-Piven Inferno

The Imperfect Vote

I have serious concerns about Andy Crouch’s article in Christianity Today from several  years ago entitled Speak Truth to Trump excoriating Trump as though he was the anti-christ, not the least of which is the fallacy that all government officials must by their very nature be guilty of idolatry. Since Crouch is bringing this point … Continue reading The Imperfect Vote

John Piper’s Flawed View of God and Politics

John Piper was once my “theological hero.” In fact, if it were not for his book, Don’t Waste Your Life, I might not be married today. Indeed, it was after reading the chapter “Risk Is Right,” that I drummed up the courage to ask a beautiful girl — way outta my league — out on … Continue reading John Piper’s Flawed View of God and Politics

The Separation of Church and State Deception

We’ve been duped. I cannot think of another way to put it.  The Christian right has been duped. Deceived by what?  You may ask. The separation of Church and State. What if I told you that the phrase “separation of Church and State” was found nowhere in the constitution or the Bill of Rights? It’s … Continue reading The Separation of Church and State Deception

Liberty Lost

Never in our lifetime have we witnessed, first-hand, how easy it has been to manipulate and control the minds and thoughts of a populace. The Coronavirus pandemic enabled media and political entities to create and perpetuate a metanarrative leading to entire countries’ mind-control. Allen Ginsberg stated, “Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture,”  … Continue reading Liberty Lost

Human Freedom, Divine Knowledge, and Mere Molinism

Foreword Dr. Tim Stratton has the rare and precious gift of taking highly complex issues in philosophical theology and making them easily understandable to laypeople at the same time as he shows their tremendous importance for scholars in the disciplines of philosophy and religion. This book will be profitably and enjoyably read by laypeople and … Continue reading Human Freedom, Divine Knowledge, and Mere Molinism

Why Christians (Should) Vote for Trump

Question: Dear Dr. Stratton, Based upon your recent Facebook posts, it seems safe to say that you are planning on voting for Trump in the 2020 election. As an atheist, I seriously don’t see how any Christian can vote for Trump. Someone who shows every trait that goes against what a Christian should be. For … Continue reading Why Christians (Should) Vote for Trump

Evidence in the Flesh for Apologetics

I was raised in a family and a community where religious beliefs were considered personal and virtually never discussed. I attended a Catholic grade school and continued with religion classes through high school. I was a good student and knew what I was supposed to believe – but no matter how hard I tried, I … Continue reading Evidence in the Flesh for Apologetics

Critical Race Theory: How to Be an Anti-Rationalist

Many conservatives are bewildered and befuddled by the apparent intellectual incoherence of the left. But if we really understand Marxism beyond the superficial levels we often see in the blogosphere and social media, all the bewilderment disappears. We think on the basis of the linear classical method of logical development. In other words, we follow … Continue reading Critical Race Theory: How to Be an Anti-Rationalist

Cuties: The Natural Progression of “Love Is Love”

2015, Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court and the “Love is Love” movement. What do all these things have in common? This was the year that the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage across all 50 states. A watershed moment in the “love is love” movement to be sure. Many conservative Christians would likely point at … Continue reading Cuties: The Natural Progression of “Love Is Love”

Apologetics and Politics

How should we live? How should we think?  How should we vote?  Are these questions with objectively right or wrong answers? That is to say, is it true — apart from human opinion — that humanity ought to live, think, and even vote in a certain manner?  If it is not objectively right or wrong … Continue reading Apologetics and Politics

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