The Twitter age has, quite frankly, encouraged poor interaction when disagreement arises. Our inability to communicate online is inextricably linked to our failure to think in any way other than soundbites and Tweets. We find ourselves proudly strapped into our respective thought patterns, dismissive of any rigorous criticisms that come against our most cherished convictions, and … Continue reading Three Things Classical Theism Is Not
We are often led to believe sin is merely an outward manifestation of an inward desire. Sin consists in the acting out of an inward disposition, a desire or perhaps an orientation. A desire or an orientation cannot be sin, it is commonly thought. However, we ought to meditate on the sweet Word of God … Continue reading Straight From the Word: Inward Sin
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
It's easy to come off as ungracious to others, especially if you're passionate about what you have to say. I confess to doing this often in the past, unfortunately. It's also easy, in our society, to be charged with ungraciousness during times of heated disagreements. I confess to having charged brothers in Christ with ungraciousness … Continue reading What is Ungraciousness?