Tag: evangelical

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…

Difficult Passages: Judah and Tamar

Today’s post is rated PG-13 due to some dialogue about sex (it’s unavoidable). Be advised. The Passage and the Difficulties In Genesis 38 we have what seems like an interruption to the Joseph narrative that surrounds it. Moving away from Joseph, the focus shifts to Judah, before returning to Joseph. The reasons for this shift…

Waiting with Purpose

Well we finally saw an Olympic Sporting event live. On Sunday, the last day of the Olympics, we were able to go watch the Men’s Marathon along part of the unticketed route (for those wondering, only the area around the start/finish was ticketed). We weren’t sure we would go to it or not, in fact…

A Good Response to Massive Loss

I want to take a break from the Olympic mini-series I’ve been doing to talk about an old friend of mine, and possibly raise some awareness, and hopefully help him and his family out. A friend of mine from back in my college days has recently met with disaster. We knew each other primarily through…

New Article at Soul Fusion

Functional Nihilism and Awkward Questions. Note the Lenten Reflections series (on Galatians) is a weekday series, the next post in that series will be Monday. This is more of an FYI post. For those of you unaware, I also write for an online e-magazine in a monthly column of the same name (Why Theology). This…