A Response to Jeffery Lowder’s Case for Naturalism

Jeffery Jay Lowder, a prominent and highly respected philosophical advocate for naturalism and atheism, has recently posted the written transcript of the opening statement of his 2016 debate with Frank Turek (popular Christian apologist). I highly appreciate Lowder’s work (he … Continue reading A Response to Jeffery Lowder’s Case for Naturalism

Is God Obligated to Create the Best Possible World? Disputed Questions Article One

Whether God is obligated to create the best possible world? Objection 1: It seems that God is obligated to create the best possible world, for Richard Swinburne defines God as “a person without a body (i.e. a spirit) who necessarily … Continue reading Is God Obligated to Create the Best Possible World? Disputed Questions Article One

On Faith and Reason: A Thomistic Account, Part II

“Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth.” – St. Pope John Paul II, Fides et Ratio Today, there are two common errors concerning the relationship between faith and reason. On … Continue reading On Faith and Reason: A Thomistic Account, Part II

Exploring the Kalam Cosmological Argument, Part II: Aristotle and Philoponus on Eternity

*Introductory note: This post was originally published on my former blog Sens Homines. What we today know as the “Kalam” itself was developed by early medieval Islamic thinkers, but its foundations go back further, to Christian defenders of creatio ex nihilo (creation … Continue reading Exploring the Kalam Cosmological Argument, Part II: Aristotle and Philoponus on Eternity

Apostolic Succession and the Bishop of Rome: A Case for Roman Catholicism

Introduction In a post a few weeks ago, I presented a historical argument in defense of apostolic succession. Basically, apostolic succession is the view that Christ handed his own divinely validated authority on to his apostles, who likewise handed the … Continue reading Apostolic Succession and the Bishop of Rome: A Case for Roman Catholicism