In the preface to his 1968 book Marxism and Christianity, then atheist philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre opens with an incisive statement about the nature of Christian and Marxist beliefs: “The second point worth remark is the extent to which Christians and Marxists both wish to exempt their own doctrines from the historical relativity which they are… Continue reading Defending Christian Hope against Its Historical Contenders
Continuing in this series on four, core domains of Christian Discipleship, I now sketch a brief overview of the third area of philosophical Apologetics, Ethics. Ethics The moral argument is perhaps the most concrete and powerful argument for the existence of God. The first five chapters of C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity is still one of… Continue reading Four Domains of Christian Knowledge: Apologetics (Ethics)
This is the last part of a series of posts outlining and defining four fundamental domains of Christian knowledge: Theology, Church History, Spiritual Formation, and Apologetics. We must engage in these disciplines, if we are to develop a robust intellectual and spiritual life, a life fully dedicated to Christ. This last post on Apologetics has… Continue reading Four Domains of Christian Knowledge: Apologetics (Metaphysics)
“Now when this corruptible is clothed with incorruptibility and this mortal is clothed with immortality, then the saying that is written will take place: “Death has been swallowed up in victory. O Death, where is your victory? O Death, where is your sting?” (1 Cor 15:54-55)"The doctrine that war is always a greater evil seems… Continue reading “Finity Wars”: The Problem of Worldview in Marvel Comic Movies
I haven't heard much about weeping statues recently. It seems that this kind of thing was a much hotter topic when I was growing up Catholic on the South Side of Chicago back in the 1980's. But recently, not so much. Or perhaps I just am not keeping track of phenomena like this the way… Continue reading Weeping Mary(s): Nature, Hoax, or Miracle?