What is Religion? 5 Views

What is religion? What does it consist in? How does one know that one is religious? What is religion for? There seems to be 5 operative definitions of religion in contemporary culture: 1) Religion as Therapeutic 2) Religion as Moral Education 3) Religion as a Family Tradition 4) Religion as a Business Exchange 5) Religion […]

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On ISIS: What Era Would I like to Live In?

Everyone’s got an idealised time period in their minds. In theological scholarship, I find Reformed people often referring back to the period of high Reformed scholasticism – an appeal to said period was often seen to be sufficient to justify a particular theological claim. “Prof. So and So says this, but the Reformed in the […]

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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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Do we need religion to be good?

No. But, well, Yes. (look at the little comic below, and then proceed reading) Whenever someone asks me this question, I always have to ask: what do you mean by “need” and what do you mean by ‘good’ or ‘religion’? The little comic above is so misleading I don’t know where to start. The rhetoric […]

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