Nozick and Rawls on Justice

Robert Nozick takes up disagreements with Rawls theory specifically with the difference principle and his original position.  He criticizes the difference principle for being an end-state principle and how influenced it is to mitigate this notion of morally arbitrary facts, specifically the morally arbitrariness of natural assets and what social class you’re born into.  He […]

Is Belief Aimed at Truth?

The dispute between Clifford and James is largely on what grounds do we have to believe something and what is the function of belief.  Clifford takes the hard stance and says that reason alone should justify our beliefs.  Clifford sees belief as being intimately connected to representing the truth of reality.  Therefore, it’s important to […]

Hindu God, Christian God

In a world with a diversity of opinions and beliefs, it’s necessary for Christians to find a way to have genuine dialogue with religious persons of other faiths.  In Hindu God, Christian God, Clooney gives us some ground to stand on to begin conversing with those in the Hindu faith.  He also aims to show […]

Of Two Minds on Dualism

The mind-body problem has been a topic of debate from the inception of philosophy itself, and has recently became a hot topic in Christian circles.  Throughout the course of history, neither monists nor dualists have been able to conclusively demonstrate the falsity of its opponent and the veridical nature of itself.  This has not stopped […]

From God to the Bible

In our religiously pluralistic world, it is crucial for a religious person to have a response to the diversity of religious beliefs.  Natural theology is helpful in arguing for a Creator, but I fear human reasoning alone cannot take that next step in declaring what the nature of this creator is like.  We need revelation […]

Westphal and Onto-Theology Review

Merold Westphal’s book, Overcoming Onto-Theology: Toward a postmodern Christian Faith, is a collection of essays concerning onto-theology.  Westphal’s goal is to show the problems with the onto-theological project and why it should be abandoned.  Westphal has impacted my perspective on human faculties, and has opened me up to appreciate more postmodern thinking.  As successful as […]

My Christian Inclusivism

As a Christian inclusivist, I maintain that Christianity is the fullest revelation of God, but that people are able to receive salvation without professing to be Christian.  I believe the inclusivist position allows us to maintain traditional understandings of core Christian doctrines, while also acknowledging the force of a religiously plural reality.  We are to […]

Capitalism, Socialism and Christianity

It’s been interesting to hear people talk about politics and economics, and then comment on how Christianity should inform a political or economic perspective.  I definitely believe that one’s Christian faith should inform and direct economic and political decisions.  Jesus always gets pulled to one side or the other though.  Those who are liberal want […]

A thought on ‘Freeing the Nipple’

Clothing attire causes much area for confusion and disagreement and even judgement.  Especially when talking about women’s clothing attire.  Especially when talking about women’s clothing attire and the sexual implications.  I’ve recently heard of a movement called “Free the Nipple”.  The issue is women want to be able to walk around shirtless and show their […]