Faith and Doubt

In the first chapter of the letter from James, he says this about the one who has faith, in contrast to doubt: “But let him ask [for wisdom] in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person […]

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Neo-Calvinism and a “Christian” view of philosophy: A brief survey

John Frame’s History of Western Philosophy was just published a few days ago. It is a large volume worthy of  consideration, as he tells the story of Western philosophy from a Christian perspective. This is acceptable and desirable because, in his view, theology and philosophy are closely intertwined. Both rooted in revelation, Frame argues that “Christian theology […]

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Art, Education, and Pragmatism

Not too long ago, I spent a day in the Louvre, that famous Museum in Paris. I must confess, I do not have an eye for high art. I wasn’t trained for it, I haven’t developed a taste for it, and I don’t specialize in it. I spent two hours around the Mesopotamian Code of […]

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Books I Read (Spring 2015)

I thought it would be useful to write down the books I have read (or am reading) every few months or so – if anything for me to keep a record for myself (and for the guys at home who wonder what I’m doing day to day). I won’t include in these lists any books […]

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The (Not So) Great Debate: Revisiting Ken Ham Vs. Bill Nye

In February of this year a debate was held between Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis and Bill Nye “the science guy” of early 90’s television fame. This debate was no small spectacle with nearly 800 thousand people tuning in to the livestream of the debate and an additional three million views on Youtube. The […]

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Reflections on that unhelpful word: “Integration”

My experience in Christian education prior to being informed by the Reformed faith centered around the word integration. We’ve all heard it said: “the integration of faith and learning” or “biblical integration to science [or philosophy, psychology, history, animals, food, business, comic books, film, or name your favorite discipline here].” The intention is clear. We have […]

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The role of reason: Jonathan Edwards as exemplar

  The relationship between philosophy to theology is that of a handmaiden and not of a master. We run into problems in our theological thinking when we assume that our finite faculty of reason has the ability or the right to be the arbitrating judge over the Word. This means that an encounter with mysteries […]

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