Monthly Archives: April 2013

Singleness and Homosexuality in the Church

A great talk by Matt Jenson, a theologian at Biola University.  Check it out. There are some criticisms of the talk by Lydia McGrew here.

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Faulty Assumptions in Biblical Interpretation

I’ve noticed that, when non-Christians point out certain apparent contradictions or alleged historical errors in the Bible, those contradictions or errors only appear that way because of some unwarranted assumptions they are making.  Here are a few. And these you … Continue reading

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The Euthyphro Dilemma and the Meaning of ‘Good’

In his book, Practical Ethics, Peter Singer makes this claim about Divine Command Ethics Some theists say that ethics cannot do without religion because the very meaning of ‘good’ is nothing other than ‘what God approves’.  Plato refuted a similar … Continue reading

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Paul on Women

Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus.  He was an eloquent man, competent in the Scriptures.  He had been instructed in the way of the Lord.  And being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught … Continue reading

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Mackie’s Error Theory

“There are no objective values.”  So starts the first chapter of J.L. Mackie’s book, Ethics: Inventing Right and Wrong, where he argues that there are no objective, universally prescriptive moral facts. His view is a cognitivist view, which means that … Continue reading

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Does Jonah Teach Open Theism?

Open theism is the view that God does not exhaustively determine everything that will happen in the future.  He leaves at least some aspects of the future open where significantly free creatures can determine what happens themselves.  God’s omniscience in … Continue reading

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