Modern Philosophy and Modern Theology Thesis: Modern people have put various things “upstairs” in the area of nonreason in a desperate attempt to find some optimism about meaning and values.
The Breakdown in Philosophy and Science Theme: if there are no absolutes, then the particulars, the individual things, have no meaning. What is meant by universal? What is meant by particular? Examples? Clear place we see this is in morals: “Who are you to be judge over us?”
Here are my notes from our continuing discussion on How Should We Then Live? by Francis Schaeffer where he makes the ultimate point that the Enlightenment was an attempt at a Reformation without the biblical worldview. What resulted was about what you would expect. From what stream did the Enlightenment develop, the Reformation or the […]
Here are my notes from a previous discussion from our Friday night series on How Should We Then Live? Chapter 5 continues the discussion on the Reformation, but focuses on the the impact of the Reformation on the relationship between government and its citizens. People looking back 500 years later get bent out of shape that […]
Media pundits and politicians talk about “people of faith” as if these people are some strange anomaly in the world. A mutant form of thinking that must be handled with care or it will explode and keep the rest of the normal people from progressing along the inevitable evolutionary trajectory. However, every person on the planet […]