Archive for the ‘Neocalvinism’ Category

Saving Leonardo: An Interview with Nancy Pearcey

Nancy Pearcey is perhaps the most famous heir of Francis Schaeffer’s legacy.  Her book Total Truth was both a bestseller and award-winner, which can be a rare combination.   I was delighted to sit down with her to discuss her latest offering, Saving Leonardo, which is just as unique, thoughtful,...
September 1st, 2010 | Neocalvinism | Read More

What is a Religious Belief?

Ludwig Wittgenstein, considered by many to be the premier philosopher of the 20th century, believed that the proper task of philosophy was to make the nature of our thought and talk clear. Wittgenstein believed that the problems of philosophy were illusory and arose as a misunderstanding about language....
November 28th, 2007 | Neocalvinism | Read More

What God has Joined Together:
Neocalvinism, Christian Libertarianism, and the State

While preparing for a law exam, Joshua Claybourn stumbled across an intriguing quotation from the federal case, Maynard v. Hill, 125 U.S. 190 (1888): Marriage, as creating the most important relation in life, as having more to do with the morals and civilization of a people than any other institution,...
May 8th, 2006 | Neocalvinism | Read More

What is a Religious Belief?

Ludwig Wittgenstein, considered by many to be the premier philosopher of the 20th century, believed that the proper task of philosophy was to make the nature of our thought and talk clear. Wittgenstein believed that the problems of philosophy were illusory and arose as a misunderstanding about language....
January 9th, 2006 | Neocalvinism | Read More

Drowning Hippasus:
Reductionism and Religiously-Based Explanations

[Note: This is the third post in a discussion on the role of religious beliefs in theory-making. The other two can be found here and here.] In ancient Greece a religious controversy once broke out over the square root of two. The Pythagoreans, a Hellenic organization of thinkers who believed that all...
November 7th, 2005 | Neocalvinism | Read More

What Does 1 + 1 = 2 Mean?:
Mathematics and Religiously-Based Explanations

Earlier this week I took issue with the claim that there is a ‘
November 3rd, 2005 | Neocalvinism | Read More

Is Belief in God Rational? :
Reformed Epistemology and Properly Basic Beliefs

[Note: Although this piece first appeared exactly one year ago today, I'm reposting it as a converstation starter for the post that will follow.]
January 4th, 2005 | Neocalvinism | Read More

Is Colin Powell “Black”?
A Christian View of Race and Identity (Part I)

“After all there is but one race “humanity” – George Moore, The Bending of the Bough Exploring the concepts of race and identity is admittedly a foolhardy task. Attempting to examine these issues from a Christian perspective makes it not only foolish but presumptuous as well....
October 18th, 2004 | Neocalvinism | Read More

The Political Sphere:
Sketching an Outline of Kuyperian Political Principles

David Wayne of Jollyblogger has an intriguing post on Christians and political blogging. While I could write half a dozen separate posts responding to the issues he addresses, one particular part caught my attention: The Bible and the Christian worldview have something to say about every sphere of activity...
June 17th, 2004 | Neocalvinism | Read More