Currently I am reading a fairly good book about child-rearing, The Whole-Brained Child. It is not a bad book. It has some interesting points to make about how our brains work, especially our childhood brains, and it is giving me some real insight into how to work with my kids as they go through certain kinds… Continue reading Do Brains Know Right from Wrong?
Critical Theory can be defined in two ways, one narrow and one more broad.Narrowly, Critical Theory refers to a continental philosophy that emerged primarily in between WWI and WWII, and then developed in the post-WWII era finding its fullest expression in the Frankfurt School of the 1950’s and 60’s. Its most august representatives were men… Continue reading What is Critical Theory?
No human prediction is ever 100% accurately realized, in every single detail. However, speculation about the future is part of the warp and woof of all human intellectual life. Therefore, it is my contention here that western Christians in the near future will have to contend more frequently, and more robustly, with an emerging pantheistic… Continue reading The Ever Shifting Sands: Should Christian Apologists Forget about Targeting Atheistic Naturalism?
Democracy and Afghanistan In my two previous posts in this series, here and here, I wrote indirectly about the idea of just action during war (Jus in bello) and just cause leading up to war (Jus ad bellum). First, I implied that as a Christian soldier, prayer for our enemies is one means to acting justly… Continue reading Not against Flesh and Blood – Part III: Democracy in Afghanistan and the Human Heart
In his excellent book In Defence of War, Oxford theologian Nigel Biggar ends his treatise on Just War Theory with a detailed and incisive chapter on the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Biggar gives a thorough examination of the lead-up to the war, maintaining that, in spite of all the errors made, and all the voices of dissent,… Continue reading Not Against Flesh and Blood – Part II: Revisiting Iraq