Category: Philosophy

Theological Thursdays: Scriptural Balance And The Carrot And The Stick

Welcome to the second edition of Theological Thursdays. Much of my thinking is done in analogies, similes, and other mental images. I have been told I am a visual thinker. I believe that is true and while my math was acceptable, photography was really my medium of expression growing up. Why, you ask, am I…

Theological Thursdays: Starting Point: Sola Scriptura

Welcome to the first entry in my new concept of weekly themed postings. Today it’s Theological Thursdays. While I consider myself in no way a formal theologian, I do accept the challenge of J.I. Packer to wrestle with theology, since as a Christian, my need to “know God” requires me to join with the patriarch…

Worship, Or Not!

Warning: Rated PG-13 by the Meisheid Internet Rating Service for strong opinions. I have been reading some things that have gotten my juices flowing. These readings are radical thoughts, these musings of Michael Spencer. I should say they are radical in today's Christian market, and I say market because that is what Christianity has become,…

Pruning The Vine

You cannot be successful in effectively allocating your limited time if you are not willing to prune the vine of demands that are continually made on your life. As limited beings there is only so much we can do and some things are just more important than others. The important point is that only some…

Compulsion And Virtue

What really makes the historic American dream and the nature of the country and society it has nurtured different from the goals of Islam and the nature of the countries and societies it has spawned? This is an important issue facing America, indeed all Western societies, as they deal with the radical Islamic terrorist threat…

Paradigms And Biblical Exegesis

You should never read something that starts your intellectual juices after midnight; it will probably prevent you from getting very much sleep as the thoughts race back and forth across your mental topography, pushing sleep further and further from its necessary threshold. I made the mistake of looking in on the John Eldredge – An…