When Islam Abandoned Reason

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...

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Is “Christian Education” an Oxymoron?

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...

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PODCAST: I Desire Mercy, Not Sacrifice

In chapters 4-6 of Hosea, a passage occurs that Jesus quotes at least twice in the New Testament: For I desire mercy and not sacrifice, And the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. ~ This has a lot to say to us religious people...

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2015 Rethinking Hell Conference, June 18-20

I am totally jazzed to be part of the 2015 Rethinking Hell Conference, this year held on the campus of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Here’s the details. Let me know if you’re going, I’ll be, ahem, on staff ;). Never hurts to know...

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A response to the Mohler-Date debate on Unbelievable?

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....

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