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C. S. Lewis on Miracles

Jul 28, 2020

Some gems from the classic Lewis volume, Miracles:

The first time I bought a copy of the 1947 classic work Miracles by C. S. Lewis was way back in 1975. Some 45 years later I bought my newest copy of

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On God Talk

Jul 21, 2020

How are we to understand religious language and talk about God?

We humans talk about God all the time. But to do so accurately and faithfully can be a very daunting task indeed. One could rightly say that it takes

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Are We Christians Or Secular Humanists?

Jun 28, 2020

More evidence that too many Christians think and act like pagans:

Christians are in the world to have an impact and an influence on non-Christians. At least that is how it is supposed to work. But more often than not,

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C. S. Lewis on the Moral Law

Jun 18, 2020

What C. S. Lewis wrote on the moral law 70 years ago is always worth revisiting:

A large part of the apologetic method of C. S. Lewis involved the moral argument for God’s existence. He famously made this case in

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Roger Scruton, RIP

Jan 13, 2020

A few thoughts on the passing of the remarkable Sir Roger Scruton

It was not my intention to write a piece on the great Roger Scruton when I learned that he had just passed away on Sunday. But when a

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Difficult Bible Passages: Colossians 2:8

Oct 21, 2019

Does this passage mean we should have nothing to do with philosophy?

As is often the case in this series, this verse is not necessarily all that difficult, but it is routinely abused and misused by many Christians. And since

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Philosophy: A Guide For Christians

Oct 20, 2019

Christians should be interested in philosophy. Here are 22 books that make that case:

I realise that by using the ‘P’ word I may have lost the great majority of my Christian audience. They may be asking, “What? Philosophy? Why

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Worldviews: Ultimately a Theological War

Jun 23, 2019

Everywhere we look we find conflict. There are political wars, there are ideological wars, there are culture wars, and there are religious wars. Overwhelmingly, behind all this is a much larger war – a war of worldviews. To understand the

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“As Long As It Makes You Happy”

Jun 21, 2019

One of the dumbest bits of advice anyone can give you is to run with whatever makes you happy. This has become an unofficial default ethical principle for most people in the West. They may not always be able to

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The Death of Truth

Oct 11, 2018

Either truth is objective, universal, and independent of our personal opinions or it is not. If not, then it is no longer truth. For truth is that which exists above and beyond our preferences, tastes and desires. This is what

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C. S. Lewis on Equality

Sep 28, 2018

Great thinkers and writers often think and write about many great things – and a great many things. The noted Christian apologist and academic C. S. Lewis was one such person. Although he had his area of specialisation – English

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The Ever-Present, All-Powerful Ad Hominem

Oct 16, 2017

If you have done even the smallest amount of culture wars activities, you will know something with absolute assurance: you will be attacked, abused and vilified for making a public stand. It simply goes with the territory, and sadly we

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On an Interventionist God

Jan 24, 2017

It is as regular as clockwork: whenever tragedy strikes the atheists and God-haters come out in force, attacking believers, taking cheap shots, and making smart-alec remarks, as if they are somehow on the high moral and intellectual ground.

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On Choosing a Religion

Apr 26, 2016

This title may seem a bit odd, and there would be some good reasons for that I suppose. Firstly, most people – in the West at least – are likely more concerned about what sort of coffee they might buy

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Relativism Reeks

Jun 30, 2015

There are various forms of relativism, such as the belief that all truth is relative. Here I want to address more specifically the notion of moral relativism. This is the belief that morality is dependent upon one’s opinion, taste, preference

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