All tagged Philosophy

A Cultureless Faith

According to Schindler, the Christian church quietly obeyed the voices of the Enlightenment which told the church which compartment of the modern life it could have a say in; namely the realm of spirituality and personal religion.

In Medias Res

We are characters in a story, we are not the author. We are placed in the plot and given roles. We enter stage right or stage left and are called upon to recite our lines and act.

Real Anarchy

The difference between an anarchist and their opponent in this situation is not that an anarchist wants chaos and their opponent wants order. To the contrary, the anarchist is opposed to legally sanctioned and government approved moral atrocities, while their opponent seems to be fine with these things.

Listening to Other Stories

The world is no longer majestic and mysterious. Rather, everything can be known scientifically. All things can be boiled down to left or right. Perhaps what we really need is a return to story; a return to Narnia/Middle Earth/Hogwarts. We need to have our stories subverted by the Gospel so that we can see that their is more to God's world than what we see through the microscope of our man-made philosophies.

Why Philosophy Is A Worthwhile Study For Christians

Though every non-Christian philosopher may have stolen the good stuff that they have found, at bare minimum they’ve provided more opportunities to learn about God, his nature, and his creation. Athens has a great deal to do with Jerusalem, and followers of Christ would do well to become familiar with it, though they ought not become citizens of it. 

Only the Trinity Will Work

"Deep Comedy," according to Leithart, is something that can only be achieved in and through the Christian worldview. What is "deep comedy?" it is the world that the Bible says that we inhabit. The Bible, through the communication of the Trinitarian God, teaches that creation (the world we inhabit) need not be a perpetually decaying world.

Tossing TULIPs Helps No One

 Bible verses in themselves do no persuaded and change minds. They certainly don't alter ingrained theological patterns. It is the interpretation of these verses that define theology and it is these crucial interpretations that are effected by our presuppositions.