Tag Archives: Religion and Spirituality

Why religion won’t bring us joy

I’ve shared before that religion is about us inviting God into our life; following Jesus is about Him inviting us into His life.  I’m using the term “religion” rather narrowly here. I’m talking about ritualistic practices we follow in our attempt … Continue reading

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The door is open…are you?

Salvation is not about escaping something, it’s about finding Someone. It’s not about jumping through the hoops of religion, it’s about accepting an open invitation to something both strange and absolutely wonderful beyond our ability to imagine. Because of what … Continue reading

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Why does the secular age still seem haunted?

I’ve been reading an interesting book by James K.A. Smith titled, How (Not) to be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor. He describes it as a guidebook to Taylor’s scholarly tome, A Secular Age. Taylor’s book looks at our history and how … Continue reading

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Moving on…

As I alluded to here, I’m moving on from writing posts that deal directly with the particular arguments and assumptions of the militant anti-theists. I started my inquiry into their anti-Christian polemics about two years ago.  My goal was to understand … Continue reading

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David Bentley Hart on Materialism and Naturalism

“Materialism is the philosophical view that the only thing that exists is matter; if anything else, such as mental events, exists, then it is reducible to matter. Naturalism is the system of thought holding that all phenomena can be explained in … Continue reading

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Which music will you dance to?

I’ve spent a lot of time explaining and arguing worldviews over the last two years. Frankly, the whole thing is getting pretty boring to me, so I will cut to the chase. It really comes down to this question: “Which … Continue reading

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Can philosophy help science and theology?

I’ve talked a lot about the perceived conflict between science and theology before. I say perceived because, as David Bentley Hart put it, the conflict is not because of empirical discoveries but because of cultural presuppositions. And it’s philosophy that … Continue reading

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