Feb
24
2015

When Islam Abandoned Reason

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Robert R. Reilly, who has more accomplishments than I can list, has written a fascinating historical account of 9th century Islam, and how the more Hellenic (Greek) version of Islam, which viewed reason and faith as complementary, was ousted by the anti-reason school of thought led by Al Gazali. In his book, The Closing of […]

Feb
24
2015

Education From a Christian View of Man

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Author James K.A. Smith is a bit of an anomaly to me – a Pentecostal, Reformed philosopher with impeccable intellectual credentials and mindbendingly erudite prose that presents profound ideas for the thinker. In short, I love this guy. In his award winning Desiring the Kingdom, Smith broadens, if not refocuses Christian education to include the […]

Feb
23
2015

Is “Christian Education” an Oxymoron?

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While some may be quick to dismiss such a concept as anti-intellectual or narrow, I think that only a poor implementation of a Christian interpretation of knowledge will end up in a religious, anti-reason, post-hoc reasoning. I suppose there are two possible errors that anyone designing a curriculum can make – that of pretending they don’t […]

Feb
12
2015

A response to the Mohler-Date debate on Unbelievable?

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A few weeks ago, the excellent British radio show and podcast Unbelievable aired a 30 minute debate (way too short) on the topic of Conditional Immortality – the doctrine that claims the Bible does not teach eternal conscious torment for the unrepentant, but rather, annihilation. I am convinced that this position is correct, and my […]

Feb
3
2015

MFHW 03 – Are we all angry?

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This post is part of a series. No matter how far I progress in the spiritual life, I still have a subterranean anger that defies resolution. Sure, I have days of bliss and contentment, but more often, I have a nagging anger that can display itself in insults, impatience, internet rants, or plain discontent and […]

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