Constant Evaluation

Or, John Frame as an example of how we ought to read carefully.

September 13, 2016Filed under Theology#classwork#m.div.#reading#sebtsMarkdown source

Irreducible Complexity and Design Discourse

Inductive and deductive arguments are not the only ways to form rational, well-warranted beliefs.

May 17, 2016Filed under theology#m. div.#philosophy#science#sebtsMarkdown source

Fine Tuning

The physical constants of the universe give us good reason to think God exists.

May 17, 2016Filed under theology#m. div.#philosophy#science#sebtsMarkdown source

Classical Mechanics Doesn't Exclude Miracles

Against an argument which isn't even coherent, much less a defeater.

May 17, 2016Filed under theology#m. div.#philosophy#science#sebtsMarkdown source

Realism and Antirealism

A key debate in the philosophy of science (with interesting implications for young-earth creationism).

May 16, 2016 (updated June 06, 2016)Filed under Theology#m. div.#papers#philosophy#science#sebtsMarkdown sourceBibliography

Full-On Question-Begging

Physicalism is not and cannot be a consequence of science.

May 12, 2016Filed under theology#m. div.#philosophy#science#sebtsMarkdown source

Empirical Equivalence, Real Semantic Difference

Even when two claims yield the same prediction, their truth content matters.

May 12, 2016Filed under theology#m. div.#philosophy#science#sebtsMarkdown source

Realism, Generality, and Precision—In Tension?

Biology and physics are different in more ways than one.

May 12, 2016Filed under theology#m. div.#philosophy#science#sebtsMarkdown source

Aristotle, Newton, and Progress

The limits of Aristotelian science (and why Kuhn might be exaggerating a bit).

May 12, 2016Filed under theology#m. div.#philosophy#science#sebtsMarkdown source

Statistical Regularities and Explanation

Exactness, explanatory power, causality, and meaning in science.

May 12, 2016Filed under theology#m. div.#philosophy#science#sebtsMarkdown source

Counterfactuals and Supervenience

Different sciences, different methodologies, different "laws."

May 12, 2016Filed under theology#m. div.#philosophy#science#sebtsMarkdown source

Science and Pseudo-Science

The demarcation problem, fuzzy lines, and mild discomfort.

May 12, 2016Filed under theology#m. div.#philosophy#science#sebtsMarkdown source

Corpuscularianism and Atomism

How science and philosophy seek to answer questions.

May 12, 2016Filed under theology#m. div.#philosophy#science#sebtsMarkdown source

God is With Us

A sermon on John 14:15–31

April 12, 2016Filed under theology#m. div.#sebts#sermonsMarkdown source

The Titles Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as Denoting Being, Not Activity

The Relationship Between the Economic and Immanent Trinity

March 26, 2016Filed under Theology#m. div.#papers#sebtsMarkdown sourceBibliography

Realism and Anti-Realism in Science

Do unobservables actually exist? (A riddle. Let the reader understand.)

March 15, 2016Filed under theology#m. div.#philosophy#science#sebtsMarkdown source

The 'Covering Law' Model

Why it is defective, and what a good alternative might be.

March 15, 2016Filed under theology#m. div.#philosophy#science#sebtsMarkdown source

The Problem of Induction

Two proposed solutions (in very brief).

March 15, 2016Filed under theology#m. div.#philosophy#science#sebtsMarkdown source

A Strange and Messy Deliverance

A sermon on Judges 3:7–31

March 08, 2016Filed under Theology#m. div.#sebts#sermonsMarkdown source

A Humble, Selfless, Unity

A sermon on Philippians 2:1–11

February 09, 2016Filed under Theology#m. div.#sebts#sermonsMarkdown source

Power and Mercy

December 09, 2015Filed under theology#m. div.#sebts#sermonsMarkdown source

An Apology and a Hermeneutic

A Review of Jesus and the Victory of God

December 01, 2015Filed under Theology#book reviews#m. div.#papers#sebtsMarkdown source

Spirit Empowered Preaching

September 08, 2015Filed under Theology#book reviews#m. div.#papers#sebtsMarkdown source

Not Exactly a Millennium

Reading Revelation 20 in its Context

July 22, 2015Filed under theology#m. div.#papers#sebtsMarkdown source

The Mystery of the Table

Thoughts on the Theology and Practice of the Lord's Supper

July 11, 2015Filed under Theology#m. div.#papers#sebtsMarkdown source

Future Hope, Resurrection Bodies, and a Coming Kingdom

Evaluating the nature of hope in Life Everlasting

June 13, 2015Filed under Theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

Strong-Group Cultures are Broken, Too

Thoughts on When the Church Was a Family

May 28, 2015Filed under Theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

Why Should a Man Complain?

Syntax, Poetry, and Meaning in Lamentations 3:40–66

April 27, 2015Filed under theology#m. div.#papers#sebtsMarkdown source

An Uncomfortable Fit

A Complex, Post-Denominational Ecclesiastical Identity

April 25, 2015Filed under theology#m. div.#papers#sebtsMarkdown source

Repent and Be Baptized

The Theology and Practice of Baptism

March 28, 2015Filed under Theology#m. div.#papers#sebtsMarkdown source

Be Holy!

A Review of An Infinite Journey

December 10, 2014Filed under Theology#book reviews#fbc durham#m. div.#papers#sebtsMarkdown source

The "New" Covenant

May 11, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

The Uniqueness of the Incarnation

May 06, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#papers#sebtsMarkdown source

Communicatio Idiomatum

May 03, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

Perfectionism

An Imperfect Doctrine Of Sanctification

May 03, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

The Divinity of Jesus

May 03, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

The Nature of Justification (redux)

May 03, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

The Spirit's Work in Conversion (redux)

May 03, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

Further Upward and Further In

April 29, 2014Filed under Theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

Right Standing Before God

April 22, 2014Filed under Theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

Halfway to His Own Thesis

A Review of Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work

April 12, 2014Filed under Theology#book reviews#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

The Spirit and Christian Formation

April 09, 2014Filed under Theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

The Spirit and Conversion

April 03, 2014Filed under Theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

The Resurrection is Essential

March 18, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

The Servant of God

Israel, Isaiah, and Jesus Christ

March 11, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

Wisdom and Folly

Two Women, Two Ways, Two Houses

March 11, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

Job—The Mourner

March 11, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

What He Did Not Assume

March 05, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

Adam's Sin and Our Death

March 05, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

The Name of Sin

March 05, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

In the Day That You Eat of It

March 05, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

Sufficiency and Efficacy

February 25, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

Like His Brothers in Every Way

February 11, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

The Mother of God

February 04, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

Infant Guilt—Purest Speculation

February 01, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source

What Was Their Sin?

January 25, 2014Filed under theology#m. div.#sebtsMarkdown source