Few works of art have gripped me over the years, and accompanied me through the vicissitudes of life, more than the 1513 engraving by Albrecht Dürer, Ritter, Tod, und Teufel (Knight, Death, and the Devil). Although I cannot recall if I ever saw the original in the Dürer Haus in Nürnberg, I know I have seen copies in … Continue reading Knight, Death, and The Devil: Christian Faith & the Virtue of Single-Mindedness
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
As tragic as it is, it doesn't strike me as odd that roughly two generations after the "Sexual Revolution" our nation now faces the devastating aftermath of such a revolution; an aftermath most poignantly revealed in justice movements like "#MeToo." Story after story of sexual abuse, harassment, and rape from every domain of American society … Continue reading Getting Sex Wrong: #MeToo, the Sexual Revolution, and Herbert Marcuse
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.
Theological anti-realism is nothing new. Since the days of Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834), professional theologians and their popular-level, pastoral counterparts have tried to unwed to task of Christian dogmatic theology from metaphysical commitments and the truth claims that they ground (e.g. God actually existing would be grounds for believing that 'God exists'). While one might be moved to … Continue reading Theological Anti-Realists Need To Come Clean About Their Beliefs