Oregon Healthboard tells one woman “No” to chemotherapy drugs, but “Yes” to assisted suicide!

August 5, 2009

Our greatest sin: Apathy

June 12, 2009

I have often heard Dr. Douglas Groothuis (prof. of Philosophy at Denver Seminary) voice that one of the most prominent and dangerous problems of our generation is apathy.  President of World Vision, Richard Stearns, has now written an entire book claiming the same.  See the Christianity Today interview here.  His book entitled  THE HOLE IN OUR GOSPEL, sounds like a must-read!

Charles Barkley &”fake Christians” on CNN

February 22, 2008

Barey Carey has posted a very interesting response to part of an interview with the Round Mound of Rebound, that is, Sir Charles Barkley (who, perhaps, played basketball due to complete inability as a philosopher). Check it out here, at With all Your Mind.

Peter Kreeft debate this Friday in Boulder, CO.

January 12, 2008

Peter Kreeft, professor of philosophy at Boston College, will be debating Dr. David Boonin of U. of Colorado at Boulder. The question of debate will be “Is Abortion Morally Justifiable?” The debate will be at The University of Colorado at Boulder on January 18 at Humanities Room 1B50 at 7:00 PM. I plan on attending if possible!

HT: Constructive Curmudgeon 

Media Hypocrisy

October 15, 2007

Check out J. P. Moreland’s terrific post here.

A Few Links on the Moral Argument for God’s Existence

September 6, 2007

John DePoe has a page dedicated to the argument.

Here is the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy’s related entry.

Paul Copan has numerous writings on the Moral Argument. Here is a short treatment by him.

William Lane Craig frequently uses the Moral Argument. Here is his “The Indispensability of Meta-Ethical Foundations for Morality.” Also of interest is Craig’s debate with Kai Nielson: “God, Morality, and Evil.”

This, of course, is a very select list.

Morality a Prerequisite for Doing Metaphysics

March 22, 2007

So says Maimonides:

It is clear, and proved by evidence, that moral virtues are a prerequisite of intellectual virtues. The attainment of true intellectual values, that is perfect intellectual ideas, is impossible except for a man whose moral character is properly trained and who possesses dignity and balance. There are many people whose native character and temper is wholly unsuitable for the attainment of perfection[1].

[1]The Guide of the Perplexed, trans. Chaim Rabin (Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing Co., 1952; orig. 1190), 61.