Category: theology

Another Problem for Theistic Personalism

The problem stated: (1) If God "stepped" into time at creation, then God is both actuality and potentiality (i.e. He had potential to become something He was not before). (2) If God is composed of both actuality and potentiality, He is contingent. (3) If God is contingent, He is not necessary. (4) If God is ...

Internet People: Atheists

In the last "Internet People" post, I talked about Christians. I myself am a millennial and therefore I use the internet quite often. I was raised with the internet. On top of that, I am a Christian, making me a Christian internet person. I talked about how Christians often make the church look uninformed and often ...

Internet People: Christians

There are all kinds of internet people. There's, admittedly, myself. I am an internet person. I enjoy my time on the internet writing, interacting with people on Facebook and the like. There are other Christian internet people, too. They also like interacting with people on social media. Then, there are unbelieving internet people. Atheists, agnostics, ...

Reasonable Theology: The Possibility of Theology

What is theology? Theology, basically stated, is the study of God. The term derives from the Greek term theos (God) and logia (subject of interest). Are there different species, or kinds, of theology? Post-Enlightenment thinking gave way to a fervent type of Deism in which it was claimed that God could not be known. God, it was thought, ...

My Book on Divine Simplicity

Who is God? That's the most important question anyone could ask. Over the last few years, and especially over the last month or so, there has been controversy among Reformed Christianity as well as the broader evangelical community concerning the doctrine of God. Perhaps the answer to "Who is God?" seems obvious enough. "God is the ...

Reasonable Theology: A Firm Foundation

The Christian must put an end to reason where faith begins. For the last century, this has been a common assumption, even among evangelical believers. But what is reason, what is faith? While there certainly should be a distinction made between the two, are they to be seen as totally estranged from one another? Faith in one ...

The Break-Up: Molinism & Divine Simplicity

If you're a Molinist, you have to break up with divine simplicity. This isn't a problem for many Molinists because a lot of them have already denied the doctrine. While there may be many reasons for this break-up with simplicity (William Lane Craig finds a conflict between it and the doctrine of the Trinity), there ...