Month: October 2012

The Fall (and return) of Logical Positivism

So last week I began talking about logical positivism. It is, genuinely, the foundational philosophy for much of analytic philosophy that currently dominates philosophy departments in the US and UK. If you will recall, the logical positivist position can be boiled down to a single statement: “All meaningful statements are either analytic or empirical” I…

Introducing: Foundational Doctrines

It’s come to my attention that some of my posts have gotten away, to an extent, from the intent of this blog. My hope is to bring theology from the academic world to the everyday people in the pews. However, something I need to acknowledge is that not everyone is at the same place. Thus…

Church History Minute: Erasmus

Who was he? Erasmus Desiderius of Rotterdam was an early Dutch humanist (in the Christian sense) a priest and a theologian who lived from probably 1467 (the year is disputed) until 1536. He is often credited with “laying the egg that Luther hatched” though that may be a bit of too close a relationship. Why…

New Sermon Up

For those interested. The sermon I gave two weeks ago at St Michaels, Southfields is up on Pressing out and on, in keeping with the theme of September at the church. You can download it off the St Michaels Website if you want (or browse around for what else they have) here. If you’d like…

100 Posts and a Thank you

I just wanted to stop now that I’ve already had 100 posts and thank everyone who has been part of this blog or supported me in some way. Also, if you’re curious I can give you the stats since February when I started this blog. As of the time of writing there have been 265…