Short Note on Scripturalism, Foundationalism, Externalism, and Internalism

Cjay and I have been discussing where Scripturalism fits within today’s epistemological framework.  It can be difficult to sort through modern terminology such as:  foundationalism, externalism, internalism, etc. and to understand the subtleties within each.  It can also be challenging to correctly fit Scripturism into these categories because they were […]

Why Study Alvin Plantinga and Reformed Epistemology?

Reformed Epistemology (RE) is not exactly like the Scripturalist epistemology in that Scripturalism takes known propositions to be those propositions which are revealed by the Holy Spirit to the believer’s mind, and those propositions which are validly deduced from them.  Moreover, for the Scripturalist, these propositions are believed as an […]

Why We Shouldn’t Believe in God – Dr. Peter Millican

I just came across an interesting argument that Oxford Professor Peter Millican produced in a speech for the Oxford Union called God Does Not Exist.  He was saying that it may be that the universe has some non-physical cause, but if it did, this cause would probably be beyond our […]

John Piper and the Supermarket of Theology

I have been very encouraged reading The Pleasures of God by John Piper.  I came across a great quote today about dealing with controversy over the truth. “Are there any significant biblical teachings that have not been controversial?  I cannot think of even one, let alone the number we all need […]

Party People and Epicurean Hedonism

Hedonism is the philosophy that pleasure the highest good.  A hedonist is a pleasure-lover.  Often, this philosophy is associated with people of the party spirit; those drunken carousing revelers who roll in at dawn and wake up at noon.  The Epicureans show up in Acts 17 and question Paul with […]

Aristotle’s Theory of Predication

In ancient Greece, the arguments of Parmenides of Elea exposed the need for a theory of predication.  Aristotle supplied a controversial but generally robust theory in which he believed he escaped the counterintuitive conclusions of Parmenides.  I found a very good treatment of this theory in Predication, Homonym, and the […]

The Truth Incarnate

Today, I came across an interesting passage in Augustine’s letter to Volusianus.  This passage is filled with good doctrine and contains some interesting thoughts on secular philosophy.   Wherefore the Word of God, who is also the Son of God, co-eternal with the Father, the Power and the Wisdom of […]

Encouragement from Philo

I have now listened to the first 80 podcasts of The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps by Peter Adamson, which can be downloaded at historyofphilosophy.net.  For the past year, have been slowly working through these podcasts and through Thales to Dewey by Gordon Clark while trying to read a […]

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