Christmas, Apostasy, and Resume Inflation.
So, I was involved in a bit of a dustup with some folks yesterday. Essentially, the bone of contention was concerning knowledge. The position of our antagonists, essentially, was that knowledge, to be knowledge, must be “infallible.” There are a variety of issues with this stance, but chiefly, my concern is from theology proper, as we will explore; although we will address a few other issues along the way as well.
My response is first to the notion of infallibility being applied to “knowledge” in the first place. Fallibility, obviously, means an ability to fail. Well, to fail, one has …Read more
Shrill objections to Russia’s laws against homosexual behavior and Joyce Meyer! How do these fit together? Take a listen and find out!
Dealing with this topic systematically, and transcendentally.
(Subtitle: What 3/4 of an MA in theology at Asbury buys)
Edit: For some reason, during an edit of this post, I inserted “Brian”, instead of “Brett” Gallaher. My apologies.
How do all these things relate to each other? Listen and find out!
An Eclectic Peripatetic responding to Kurt Jaros, Jordan Cooper, Michael Patton, and a commenter named Scott.
Yes, I know – this took forever. But, this is the long-promised edition that outlines the necessary theological and doctrinal issues that underpin a Covenantal Apologetic. It is a response to a correspondent who asked me several questions, so I turned it into an impromptu “introduction”. Hope it’s helpful.
Why I Lack Certainty about Christianity – C. Michael Patton:
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Some people say that they have no doubt at all, and they never have. I have difficulty believing assertions such as this, though I suppose they might be true for a very small number of individuals. However, at this point, I think it would be valuable for us to distinguish between “certainty” and “certitude” (Daniel Taylor introduced me to this concept, but I don’t know if the distinctions he made are embedded in the specific definitions of the terms). “Certainty” is the more objective type of conviction. It is the