Category Archives: Metaphysics

Posts in this category try to answer the question of “What is?”

Does theology have a reason to exist?

The following is semi-formal discussion of theology and philosophy. While I am passionate about the subject matter, it could come across as stuffy and impersonal compared to my usual posts. I will use words like “situatedness.” Deal with it. Theology … Continue reading

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A Brief Logic of Love

“Do you love me? Feed my sheep.” Jesus asks this of Peter and gives him this command three times. Notice the absence of the word “then” in Jesus’ reply: “Feed my sheep.” This is phenomenally different from saying “if you … Continue reading

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God is Dead, and the Newsboys Have Killed Him

Some time ago, I was a budding Christian¬†evangelical¬†apologist. Still in high school, I thought it was my Christian duty to argue against all the atheists who were threatening the faithful. I took to the Internet and started having conversations with … Continue reading

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How to Be Yourself While Dying to Yourself

A post from three months ago¬†recently received a very short flurry of attention, during which two people commented with very similar concerns: how can I suggest that we retain our own identities and individuality when Christ asks us to die … Continue reading

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Abortion and Personhood Part 2: Narrowing the Search

In Part 1, I looked at some of the major philosophical ideas behind the debate about personhood. Again, at least from a philosophical standpoint and to say nothing of the rhetoric which frames this issue on political stages, the debate … Continue reading

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Abortion and Personhood Part 1: Framing the Debate

Libby Anne and Dan Fincke over at Patheos have put together the Forward Thinking project in order to pose philosophical questions to a variety of bloggers to gain new perspectives on a diverse range of topics. This round, the question … Continue reading

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Monkey Killing Monkey — Accounting for Sin in an Evolutionary World

A number of prominent pastors will absolutely insist that we consider Adam to be historical; however, evolution precludes the existence of a historical Adam. Many Christians find this problematic for the doctrine of Original Sin, wherein sin enters the world … Continue reading

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