Recently, Dr. Owen Anderson, professor of philosophy and religious studies at Arizona State University, stated in his blog that Aquinas limits natural theology because Aquinas, “does not think we can use reason to show that the universe had a beginning.” In his blog post, Anderson states that Aristotle defined the Universe as eternal and says … Continue reading Does Aquinas Limit Natural Theology?
I was reading the Bible this morning and got to Proverbs. Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23 It’s always great when reading the Bible and you get to a part that really speaks to you. It's more amazing when you can do that with a single … Continue reading Guard Your Heart
If you study theology—maybe not even professionally—you’ve probably noticed that there are plenty of different views with different opinions on various different subjects within theology. I’ve heard someone say that if you get ten theologians in a room, you’ll have ten different views between them. We’ll, I’d even venture to say that if you get … Continue reading What Makes Thomism Great?
Years ago Dr. R. C. Sproul shared a story of a time he had a conversation with the Dr. Francis Schaeffer about the future of the church. “About thirty years ago, I shared a taxi cab in St. Louis with Francis Schaeffer. I had known Dr. Schaeffer for many years, and he had been instrumental … Continue reading The Future Of Apologetics
I like to watch Q&A's on YouTube, TikTok, and various social media outlets to see what kinds of questions people are asking. There are a lot... I mean a lot. A common trend that I see, especially among high school age and early college age, is this question about God caring about whether we are … Continue reading Does God Care If I’m Happy? Part 1
Life is active. A lot of people don’t really realize that. And I’m not just talking about an active life-style like running or exercise—although that is important too. What I’m talking about is maintaining a Christian life. Too often we live life passively. Consider diets for example. We eat one healthy meal, sacrifice dessert and … Continue reading Number 1 Advice For Life
In our modern time many have forgotten about Thomas Aquinas. Particularly in protestant evangelicalism, Aquinas is ignored for a more analytic philosophy and even theology, ignoring Aquinas and Aristotle and following down a line of philosophers like Hume, Kant, Kripke, etc. Aquinas, and Aristotle before him, are seen as too archaic. Perhaps many protestant theologians … Continue reading 9 Contributions Aquinas Made To Theology
This is more of an overview than an in-depth review of the book, Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity. Overall, I think the book is well written and easily accessible to all readers, not just to those who are only interested in scholarly reading. The book sets out first … Continue reading Cynical Theories Book Review
So I've had a lot of ideas and things I've wanted to share for some time and thought, "I should have a blog," but haven't made one for whatever reason. Well, enough is enough. I'm writing one now. Perhaps a lot of people will read it. Perhaps no one will read it and in the … Continue reading My New Blog