1. God exists The proposition, "God exists," has been challenged for thousands of years. But it's also been substantially defended throughout that same time frame. The apostle Paul writes, in Romans 1, that what can be known about God is made manifest to all people through that which has been created. Me, you, the trees, the … Continue reading 7 Reasons Why I’m a Christian
If your first reaction to this question is, "They shouldn't use philosophy at all!" you've just answered a philosophical question and have performed the work of a philosopher! That said, philosophy is and will be used by the Christian. It is inevitable that we use it. When we think about things like the law of … Continue reading Christians & Philosophy
There has been some debate as to whether or not two passages found in both Suetonius and Tacitus are legitimate when they mention Christians or Christ. In this article, I take the position that both are authentic. While they may contain copyist errors, they cannot mean anything other than what they plainly appear to mean. … Continue reading Suetonius and Tacitus: Christians or Chrestians?
The overwhelming (underwhelming?) minority of historians that claim Jesus is a made-up story fabricated by 1st century Jewish mystics would be pretty comical people if they weren't serious... But, this is actually a thing. Denying history is all the rage nowadays as pop-culture (and pop-atheism) attempts to justify its mindlessness and willful chronological ignorance. Mindless … Continue reading The Myth of Mythicism
Definitions: Ontological perfection: A simple (non-composed), necessary Being Who is self-existent, omnipresent, and omniscient. In short—God. Teleological goodness: An object is teleologically good to the extent it succeeds in meeting its intended purpose. Adam was created good, not ontologically perfect. God is that Being than which nothing greater can be conceived. Anselm's ontological argument has kept … Continue reading Three Reasons Anselm’s Ontological Argument Doesn’t Work For Islands and Ice Cream Cones