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Review: Augustine on the Trinity

Long review.  I’ll put my cards on the table. I am not a huge fan of Augustine.  I’ll try to not let that color the review too much. I didn’t realize I hadn’t posted a review.  Ligonier had a list … Continue reading

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Dallas Willard: Renovation of the Heart

It’s hard to write a new book on spiritual formation. Even the books that are good seem to have covered already-covered ground. What more is there to add? Dallas Willard takes a different angle. Rather than aiming for spiritual formation … Continue reading

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Blogging through Darwin (4): Addendum on minor difficulties

Chapters 7-9 Darwin follows up with objections raised.  Most of these are quite uninteresting and are literally  arguments against certain bird specialists. He does make one interesting comment in passing (chapter 7). “Lastly, more than one writer has asked, why … Continue reading

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Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Account of Nature is Almost Certainly False

The mind-body problem is not just a local problem within the human person.  Rather, the answers to this question are analogous to the entire cosmos. Nagel asks, “Can a Darwinian naturalist account explain the phenomenon of mind, consciousness, reason and … Continue reading

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Evolution of the Soul (Richard Swinburne)

Swinburne, Richard.  Evolution of the Soul.  Oxford. terminology person: anyone who has the facets of consciousness which men possess, whether human or not (Swinburne 4). substance: a component of the world which interacts causally with other components (5). They have … Continue reading

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Is There a God? (Richard Swinburne)

Swinburne, Richard. Is There a God? New York: Oxford, 1996. Richard Swinburne doesn’t so much argue for the existence of God. Rather, he posits God as the only viable cause for the universe. The intellectual rigor in this book is top-notch. (There … Continue reading

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Review: Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview

Moreland, J. P. and Craig, William Lane.   Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview.  Downers Grove, IL: Inter Varsity Press, 2003. This is one of those books in which I have spent more time over the past ten years than any … Continue reading

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Maximus against Pagan Dualisms

The base of the article is here. https://jaysanalysis.com/pagan-dualism-the-occult-and-the-trinity/ Dualism is ultimately relative since both good and evil need each other in order to be defined.  (This is why Maximus says God doesn’t have an opposite). Dr. Joseph Farrell explains how, … Continue reading

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Witsius, Notes: Vol 1

This is mainly Books 1-3 of The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man (Reformation Heritage reprint) Book 1 Chapter 1: Covenants in General Generally, covenants signify a mutual agreement between parties, with respect to something (43).  A covenant of … Continue reading

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Bringing the nous into the heart

This is from John Mcguckin’s The Path of Christianity: The First Thousand Years, pp. 862-869.  It is very difficult for many people to approach the ancient fathers on prayer.  For some, it looks too much like Buddhism.  And for many activists … Continue reading

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