Christianity in the West is becoming Marxist. That is at least my claim. Of course, "Marxism" carries many connotations, far too many to reflect upon here. But images ranging from Pol Pot's Killing Fields, to Parisian intellectuals sipping sherry along the Champs-Elysees, can quickly come to mind. Either way, there are examples of Marxist thinking or … Continue reading Christian Marxism Will Not Solve Our Social Justice Woes
This is a longer lecture on Social Justice and the Church, given at Living Truth Christian Fellowship in Corona. In this lecture I try and hone in on some likely philosophical and metaphysical assumptions of contemporary Social Justice movements in order to help discern secular forms of Social Justice from more biblical forms of Justice. … Continue reading Social Justice and The Church – Part II
"For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:5 Can we be good without God? So it has been asked throughout the ages, or at least for a long, long time. At least since Lucretius, and probably Epicurus … Continue reading Can We “Be” Good without God?
This is roughly an hour long presentation on Social Justice and the Church I gave at Calvary Chapel, Downey on September 22nd, 2018. In this talk I cover issues of morality, metaphysics, Marxism, and whether or not Justice without appeal to God, or the Scriptures, can be true Justice.
In my last, and till now most controversial post, I suggested that churches (to include Catholic, Evangelical Protestant, and perhaps Orthodox ones), seem to be far more susceptible to the kind of theological anti-realism that previously had been confined to academic institutions and scholarly domains. Today, it looks like this once scholarly anti-realism has seeped … Continue reading Are There Necessary Ontological Commitments for an Historic Christianity?