[NYC subway, 2013] The concept of secularism is based on the idea that a culture should aspire to religious neutrality. And yet there is no such thing. Every concept you inhabit, every habit that you form, and everything that you aspire to be has been informed by some kind of philosophical ideology. I repeat:Continue reading “Secularism is an illusion”
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Matter Matters: On the Body
I established in two earlier posts (1 and 2) that God created matter and said that it was good. In fact, the word “good” (Hebrew: טֽוֹב) is used seven times in the creation story of Genesis 1; each of those times depicting what God says about the stuff he made. When God gets to humans on the sixth day,Continue reading “Matter Matters: On the Body”
Should Christians Read Philosophy?
[Spoiler alert: the answer is yes.] How many philosophers does it take to change a light bulb? It depends on how you define ‘change’. Philosophy is considered by many to be irrelevant at best and dangerous at worst. Christians throughout history have been especially caught up in the pro/anti-philosophy debate. Philosophers are known for askingContinue reading “Should Christians Read Philosophy?”
Matter Matters: On the Soul
(Photo of Amy Leon, taken by me) The soul is pictured by most to be an ethereal floaty thing that lives inside of us when we’re alive, and then gets released into the universe or goes up to heaven when we die (depending on your theology). Unfortunately there is no consistent usage of the termContinue reading “Matter Matters: On the Soul”
What is a Friend?
Someone asked me this recently, and I couldn’t give a definitive answer. I have friends, some are close and others distant. I have lived in four countries, so I have had to say goodbye to a lot of friends and introduce myself to many new ones. Some drift away, and others remain. But what are they really?Continue reading “What is a Friend?”