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How Do the Bible and Philosophy Interact?

| May 1, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt  Some Christians have a negative view of philosophy, mostly, I think, because they don’t understand what it is and they see it being wielded against their most cherished beliefs. However, philosophy, properly understood, is not an enemy of biblical authority, but a great support. Philosophy has been called by one Christian philosopher “the […]

Is Science Dependent on Other Disciplines?

| May 16, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt The use of the scientific method as a way of learning about the natural world has yielded fantastic technologies and discoveries over the last few hundred years.  Nobody can doubt the power of the scientific method – collecting data, developing hypotheses about that data, and then testing those hypotheses with empirical […]

A Simple Argument for God’s Existence

| September 25, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt A couple months ago, we featured a 7 minute audio clip from philosopher Peter Kreeft’s lecture on arguments for God’s existence.  For this post, we are presenting an additional clip from the lecture – this time on the first cause argument for God’s existence.  Again, Kreeft does a wonderful job simplifying […]

Design in the Universe as Evidence of God – Peter Kreeft audio

| August 9, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt Philosopher Peter Kreeft gives a brilliant overview of the argument from design in the audio below.  The audio is excerpted from one of Kreeft’s podcasts where he lectures on five arguments for the existence of God.  I beg you to set aside just 7 minutes to listen to this audio.  You […]

What is Social Darwinism? – #4 Post of 2009

| December 26, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Social Darwinism is the theory that persons, societies of people, and races develop and evolve in much the same way that biological organisms evolve due to natural selection.  It is frequently described by the phrase, “survival of the fittest,” which was coined by British philosopher Herbert Spencer just a few years […]

Can Science Answer the Most Important Questions of Life?

| September 19, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Have you ever noticed that the most important questions in life cannot be conclusively answered by the scientific method of empirical observation and experimentation? We can use science to study the weather, to create wireless communication, to study the respiratory systems of whales, to better see the stars, to learn about […]

Does God Know What I Will Freely Do? Part 2

| September 6, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Yesterday, I posted on the issue of free will and God’s knowledge of of human free acts in the future.  This is an area the church has grappled with for centuries.  But how do other major worldviews deal with this issue? Most atheists think they can avoid the issue by denying […]

Does God Know What I Will Freely Do? Part 1

| September 5, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Some people get hung up on the idea that God can know, for sure, what I will freely do in the future.  Their argument goes something like this:  if whatever God knows will certainly occur (as virtually all Christians agree), then either I am not free to act or God does […]

More Ways Humans Differ from Other Animals

| April 14, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt  I have written on this topic before, but it’s so important that when I come across more information, I feel compelled to write about it. Recently I was reading a book by Hugh Ross (More Than a Theory) and he listed off several stark contrasts between man and all other animals: awareness […]

Can God Be Sovereign and Man Be Free at the Same Time?

| April 7, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt  Yes.  There is absolutely nothing contradictory about an infinite God being in control of every little electron in the universe, but creating creatures in that same universe who have a special power of free will.  God can accomplish everything he wants to accomplish in human affairs through human free will. While he […]

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