Originally this paper was presented at the UC Davis Philosophy Undergraduate Conference in the Spring of 2016 (here). The compliment which remains with me today is from the keynote speaker, Dr. Weijers, who recommended that I expand this consideration to form the groundwork for a book as a counter-response to the prevailing theory that abstract … Continue reading Economics and Social Justice: A Type-Token Consideration
"There is a danger of forgetting what one has to say while working out a clever way to say it. (103)" ~ St. Augustine, De Doctrina Christiana (On Christian Doctrine) Infomercials have always struck me as odd. You're watching a movie or T.V. show, and it breaks for commercials. An infomercial appears. "Aren't you dissatisfied … Continue reading When Heaven Invades Earth – Part 2
Desperation is not the virtue of the righteous. Often we have heard in songs and in sermons, "It is when we have nothing left, in our moment of greatest need, in greatest desperation, we reach out and touch God." Does it sound familiar? It's a play on Luke 8:45 when Jesus was walking among the … Continue reading When Heaven Invades Earth – Part 1
Did God Really Command Genocide? By Paul Copan and Matthew Flannagan A hyphenated presentation I. The Big Picture What I have found to be the mosthelpful in opening a discussion, especially one on an unfamiliar subject, is to begin by asking the big picture questions: “Why is this discussion taking place?”, “What are the problems … Continue reading Did God Really Command Genocide?