Category: Philosophy

Troubled Times

 William  September 26, 2005  0 Comments on Troubled Times

When David Wayne at JollyBlogger added me to his blogroll he placed me in the Culture section. Up to that point I had not really thought of myself as a cultural commentator. His classification made me give the idea some…

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Theological Thursdays: Knowing God: The Adequacy Of God Part I

 William  September 8, 2005  0 Comments on Theological Thursdays: Knowing God: The Adequacy Of God Part I

Packer begins this final chapter with an assumption, stated clearly in the title: that God is adequate. He bases his arguments from the book of Romans. He starts out by asking a question, “What do you look for in the…

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Why?

 William  August 31, 2005  0 Comments on Why?

There are several questions that we begin asking at a very early age and then continue asking throughout our lives. Everyone is familiar with the two or three year old child who responds to some request with, “Why?” And then…

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Postmodernism

 William  August 20, 2005  2 Comments on Postmodernism

Sometimes it is important to add your voice to a subject. Your unique view might give valuable insight that touches on points that others do not. Sometimes you write about something because it helps you to clarify your own thinking….

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Journaling, Blogging, And Clarifying One’s Thoughts

 William  August 19, 2005  2 Comments on Journaling, Blogging, And Clarifying One’s Thoughts

Most of us spent at least some the time during our periods of formal education engaging in bull sessions, wrestling with ideas with a group of friends or acquaintances in a self-sustaining battle of ideas in which point and counterpoint…

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Aboutness

 William  August 14, 2005  0 Comments on Aboutness

When atheists and secular humanists dismiss Christianity, they are dismissing more than religion. They are dismissing a cogent moral system, along with the system of rights that system bestows upon us all. Lest we forget, our inalienable rights, which form…

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Value And Inalienable Rights

 William  July 20, 2005  0 Comments on Value And Inalienable Rights

Value. n. To rate according to relative estimate of worth or desirability. What is your value and who determines it? I believe our value is twofold: internal and in the eye of the beholder. For a Christian, it is God…

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Hard Questions, Difficult Answers

 William  June 27, 2005  1 Comment on Hard Questions, Difficult Answers

Some of the best articles I have ever read on world affairs, political philosophy, and the current war on terror have been at the Belmont Club. Today Wretchard’s Oh Say Can You See posting examines the difference between Democratic and…

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Reminiscing The Past: The Power Of Renewal

 William  June 24, 2005

This is an essay I wrote on September 11, 2003. It wasn’t written as an anniversary missive, but the events of 9-11 do form the backdrop to the premise, a canvas on which the power of renewal is painted in…

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History And Christianity

 William  June 22, 2005

Is history really important? History says it is (and that is not a circular argument) as does the philosopher George Santayana whose famous quote has become a maxim. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Life…

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