Category Archives: Philosophy

A Short Review of Hans Boersma, Heavenly Participation: The Weaving of a Sacramental Tapestry

A while back I read the book Heavenly Participation, by Hans Boersma. I really enjoyed it and found it helpful. Here’s the gist:

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One Part of Why I Became a Christian

The world’s a pretty big place, that’s for sure. There’s so much we don’t know. I believe that. However, I do think you have to make a choice at some pretty important junctures because the ways of thinking and living … Continue reading

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Grant Osborne and Paul Hiebert on Critical Realism

I was working on a paper this week on theological method, and one of the issue that came up was “critical realism.” Grant Osborne, in his book The Hermeneutical Spiral, says (on p. 310) that “the basic premise of this … Continue reading

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Why do People Reject Darwinism?

Alex, Rosenberg, a philosopher of science and author of An Atheist’s Guide to Reality says this in his book Philosophy of Science: A Contemporary Introduction: Many biologists and not a few philosophers have held that after Darwin, evolutionary biology took … Continue reading

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A Critical Review of James K. A. Smith, “Desiring the Kingdom”

A few weeks ago I wrote a post on some of the concepts found in James K. A. Smith’s book “Desiring the Kingdom.” A few days ago I cam across a helpful review of the book on Reformed Forum’s podcast … Continue reading

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James K. A. Smith: “Desiring the Kingdom”

I had a book recommended to me recently that I found interesting. It is James K. A. Smith’s book “Desiring the Kingdom.” Smith teaches Philosophy at Calvin College, and while I haven’t read the book all the way through, I … Continue reading

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