If faith is not simply believing that some doctrine is true, what is it?
Is faith, as Mark Twain quipped, believing what you know ain’t so?
Did Jesus have faith in God?
In this talk from the 2016 Theological Conference, Pastor Sean Finnegan discusses the biblical data about why Jesus died, and lays out seven options for understanding Jesus’s unique atonement.
By me, here at the excellent Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (printable version). A taste of it: …pluralistic approaches to religious diversity say that, within bounds, one religion is as good as any other. In contrast, exclusivist approaches say that only one religion is uniquely valuable. Finally, inclusivist theories try to steer a middle course by […]
In this second philosophical conversation with Dr. Joseph Jedwab we discuss some of his reasons for thinking that God is strictly aspatial but loosely spatial and present at all places.
Theologians say that God is everywhere, which is to say omnipresent or ubiquitous. But why do that say this, and what does the claim mean?
Chad occasionally talks in ways that suggest that I’ll actually alleging divine deception.
In recent posts here and here my co-blogger and friend arch-nemesis Chad McIntosh has tried his hand at refuting my Divine Deception argument. I’ve already responded to numerous tries to get around it by my friend Bill Hasker here and here. But to his credit, Chad is thinking creatively and coming at it from some new […]
The Greek trias, translatable as “triad,” “trinity,” or (I think misleadingly) “Trinity,” had been used a few decades before. But the first known use of the Latin trinitas is by Tertullian, and we assume that he coined this Latin term. Actually, we have to talk of earliest uses, because it appears in two works, Against Praxeas (Adversus […]
In this episode Dr. Trent Dougherty of Baylor University tells us about his spiritual journey from secular, to evangelical, to Roman Catholic. Then we then discuss his general approach to what philosophers call “the problem of evil.” If God is perfect, and perfectly good, then why do so many terrible things happen?
I explain my view that arguments from truth are a greater threat to human freedom than are arguments from foreknowledge, and I argue against the all-false view about statements about future events that (as of now) may or may not occur.
Last time I explained Samuel Clarke’s approach to the Trinity, which pushed me to re-examine my beliefs, and to really dig into the New Testament. This time, some questions that may occur to you about Clarke’s views on the Trinity. Is all of this “Arianism“? No, though many a lazy critic lobbed that brick in […]
A podcast listener recently emailed me to ask (emphases added): I won’t hide that I’m a happy Trinitarian and yet that I’m thoroughly enjoying your podcast since it provokes my theology and forces me to actually think about why I believe what I believe. This is a healthy check I think. I am puzzled though […]
In today’s episode, we hear a presentation from the 2014 SCP meeting at Niagara University, in Niagara New York by Dr. Harriet Baber, a professor of philosophy at the University of San Diego. Her presentation is “Relative Identity Redux.”
Theologian-apologist-philosopher Dr. James N. Anderson of Reformed Theological Seminary has posted his new entry for IVP’s New Dictionary of Theology on “Paradox” – that is, on apparent contradictions. Saith Dr. Anderson, Various approaches to theological paradoxes have been proposed, including: (1) The paradoxes involve real contradictions, but God is not bound by ‘human logic’. (2) The paradoxes involve […]
Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 00:43:38 volume podcast 60 – Dr. Carl Mosser on deification in the Bible iTunesGoogle PlayShare Leave a ReviewClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSS Does the Bible ever speak of redeemed humans as “gods”? Many Jews and Christians have thought so. In this episode […]
Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 00:25:42 volume podcast 58 – We can’t prove the Trinity by reason alone iTunesGoogle PlayShare Leave a ReviewClammr ItListen in a New WindowDownloadSoundCloudStitcherSubscribe on AndroidSubscribe via RSS At least, not in the way tried by Professor Richard Swinburne. I briefly argue against such attempts in this episode, […]