Is Post-Modernism the Villain?

When I was an undergraduate, I took a course in Modern philosophy in which the professor opened up the class by asking the question: most evangelical Christians seem to think that post-modernism is really something to be avoided – but if post-modernism is rejected, was the modernism that it responded to really all that better? […]

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Common Sense (again), Hegel, Van Til, and Apologetics

How do we defend the faith? By producing cosmological proofs? By trying to vindicate the historicity of miracles? Perhaps these all have their place, but perhaps Scripture turns us to another way. I joined a reading group here in New College, which went through Hegel’s Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion. My exposure to Idealism (and […]

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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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A Foundational Problem

Antithesis, Antithesis, Antithesis. I had once spoken with a man who argued that, by analogy, just as the Christian has no need to explain why he disavows a belief in Zeus, so the agnostic has no need to explain why he disavows a belief in Christ as Lord. The argument, at first sight, was quite […]

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On God and Relevance

I remember the first time I picked up a book by Cornelius Van Til. I thought he was opaque, and almost entirely incomprehensible. Even until today I find reading him a challenge, yet every time I read Van Til I come across new insights – paragraphs that failed to make sense to me a year […]

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