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

Exploring the Kalam Cosmological Argument, Part I

*Introductory note: This post was originally published on my former blog Sens Homines. The version published here has received some slight alterations.  For the most part, the Kalam Cosmological Argument currently reigns as the most popularly defended and discussed argument for the … Continue reading Exploring the Kalam Cosmological Argument, Part I

The Fifth Way: Aquinas’ Argument from Design

The Argument Natural bodies act for ends Whatever lacks intelligence cannot move towards an end, unless it is directed by some being endowed with knowledge and intelligence Therefore, some intelligent being exists by whom all natural things are directed towards … Continue reading The Fifth Way: Aquinas’ Argument from Design