The number of histories on Western philosophy are legion, but Frame's stands out for his explicit connection of Western philosophy with theology.
What is philosophy? This question has driven my studies since I first became interested in the discipline ten years ago. For the longest time, I gave little attention to philosophy, thinking that it was for really smart people and those who liked to ask nagging questions about abstract ideas. Yet, when I took my first … Continue reading ‘Till You’re Blue in the Face: Some Thoughts on Faith and Reason
I grew up in south Louisiana in a town where – from my perspective – racism was not out in the open. At least, I did not "see" instances of racism. My parents raised my siblings and me to respect everyone regardless of color, and because I did not see my parents speak of or … Continue reading How I’m Starting to “Get” the Race Problem
It goes without saying that if you want encouraging news, then don’t go on Facebook (or any other social media site, for that matter). Whereas social media seemingly began as an innocent means for friends to connect, it has increasingly become a virtual soapbox for anyone to broadcast whatever chaps their hide. Though there are … Continue reading The Act of Disagreement: A Vanishing Art
My wife and I made it a regular practice to read to our girls when they were young. The time spent reading to them before bed time formed sweet memories. Sure, there were nights when we would rather go to bed, and other nights where the last thing we wanted to was to read to … Continue reading Read to Them Still While They’re With You: Dispatches from a Dad of Girls
A video of Russel Moore's response to a question at the SBC Convention has made the rounds today. It is a video of Moore's response to a question from John Wofford of Armorel Baptist Church, Blytheville, Arkansas. Generally questions from SBC messengers or members are not worthy of re tweeting or posting on some social video … Continue reading Russ Moore’s Soul Freedom: An Idea as Old as Baptists Themselves
In a previous post, I shared how the reactionary-nature of social media leads to more reactionary ventings than actual "engaging the culture." What under girds our tendency for reacting as opposed to engaging is that our way of communicating online tends toward reactive thinking over reflective thinking. Before I explain what I mean by reactive … Continue reading Reflective and Reactive Thinking in a Social Media-Driven World
Christian apologetics is as old as Christianity itself. The Letter to Diognetus and Origin's Contra Celsum represent some of the best early defenses of Christianity against a pagan Roman Empire. While Christians in the Middle Ages continued in the defense of the Christian face, more attention was shifted toward Christian polemics. As Enlightenment thinking took … Continue reading Engaging the Culture, or Defensive Reactions?
Over at the Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies, I had the opportunity to review Philip Rolnick's Origins: God, Evolution, and the Question of the Cosmos? Evolution continues to be a point of contention between not only some corners of Christianity and science, but between Christians as well. Rolnick seeks to provide a solution to this … Continue reading Book Review: “Origins” by Philip Rolnick
When it comes to breathing, we just don’t think about it, whether it be regarding the act of breathing or the essence of breathing. It’s basic to who we are, thus we rarely take the time to appreciate its complexity and beauty. Likewise, the consumption of music is as natural to us as breathing. We … Continue reading There’s More To Music Than Meets the Ears: Thoughts From Behind the Drum Kit