Category: Philosophy

QUOTABLES: God’s Sovereignty

“If there is one single molecule in this universe running around loose, …then we have no guarantee that a single promise of God will ever be fulfilled. Perhaps that one maverick molecule will lay waste all the grand and glorious plans that God has made and promised to […]

Worship at the Altar of Self

Here’s a repost from 2009. Enjoy! -JB “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself.” -Jesus As fall stares tired youth pastors in the face, weary from summer trips and fun-in-the-sun adventures, we try to take a deep breath, grab a mini vacation before ramping up […]

Socrates & I: Corrupting the Youth

I’m reposting an oldie but goodie from several years back. -JB These days, teachers in the news facing charges of “corrupting the youth” are usually repeat sex offenders. But did you know that the great philosopher, Socrates (469-399 B. C.), was also charged, convicted and ultimately executed for […]

Boyd on God’s Foreknowledge & Intelligence

QUESTION: Can I trust God if he does not possess exhaustive definite foreknowledge? Excerpt from Motivations for ascribing foreknowledge to God by GREGORY A. BOYD published in “Religious Studies” (Cambridge University Press 2009). Aside from exegetical objections, the single most frequent criticism raised against the open view in […]

Neo-Tribalism & the Tower of Babel – Part 3

The previous post sought to show how the biblical narrative paints an ideal picture of human flourishing which echoes the same longings the Neo-Tribalist philosophy emphasize.  The point: So far, Christians can find much common ground with the aims of neo-tribalism.  Today, however, I want to highlight where […]