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  • Take Up and Read: City of God

    April 17, 2018

    This current blog series on Reflections is intended to encourage Christians to read more vigorously by providing a beginner’s guide to some of the Christian classics in such fields as theology, philosophy, and apologetics. Hopefully, a brief introduction to these important Christian texts will motivate today’s believers—as St. Augustine was called to in his dramatic conversion to Christianity—to “take up and read” (Latin: Tolle lege) these classic books.

    • Christian Literature
    • Reading
    • Books
    • Book Reviews
  • Living Life Looking at a Screen

    April 10, 2018

    How much of your day is spent looking at a screen? Remember that “screen” includes smartphones, computers, tablets, televisions, movies, jumbotrons, video games, digital billboards, and e-books. One online source estimated there may be a total of 8 billion screens in the world.1 Now let me ask you a more indelicate question: If you are a parent, how much of your child’s day is spent looking at a screen?

    • Life of the Mind
    • Mental Health
    • Critical Thinking
  • Take Up and Read: Our Triune God

    April 3, 2018

    This current blog series on Reflections is intended to encourage Christians to read more vigorously by providing a beginner’s guide to some of the Christian classics in such fields as theology, philosophy, and apologetics. Hopefully, a brief introduction to these important Christian texts will motivate today’s believers—as St. Augustine was called to in his dramatic conversion to Christianity—to “take up and read” (Latin: Tolle lege) these classic books.

    • Reading
    • Books
    • Christian Literature
    • Trinity
    • Book Reviews
  • A Dozen Evidences for the Resurrection of Jesus

    March 27, 2018

    Jesus’s resurrection is at the very heart of historic Christianity. In fact, the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ is both a central doctrinal belief of the faith and the primary evidence for the truth of the religion itself. Given the importance of Easter for Christians, it is appropriate for us to consider a dozen evidences for the resurrection of Jesus. For greater depth on these points, see the recommended resources at the end of the article.

    • Christianity's Dangerous Ideas
    • Church History
    • Christian History
    • Jesus Christ
    • Resurrection
    • Holiday
    • Faith & Reason
    • Doctrine
    • Christianity
    • Apologetics
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  • Philosophy’s Most Famous Quotations, Part 4

    March 20, 2018

    Growing up, I always sensed that I was searching for some deeper meaning in my life. I didn’t know what that meaning would entail, but I saw life as a type of quest. Therefore, when I went to college the study of philosophy seemed like a good fit for me.

    • Philosophy
    • Life of the Mind
    • Historical Figures
  • Philosophy's Most Famous Quotations, Part 3

    March 13, 2018

    I love ideas. And I love thinking about them. One of the fundamental reasons I study philosophy is that I believe ideas really matter. And philosophy is the discipline of big ideas: God, the cosmos, the mind, knowledge, ethics, aesthetics, logic, etc.

    • Philosophy
    • Life of the Mind
    • Historical Figures
  • Philosophy’s Most Famous Quotations, Part 2

    March 6, 2018

    Who am I? Why am I here? Is there a meaning to life? Does God exist? What will happen to me when I die?

    • Philosophy
    • Life of the Mind
    • Historical Figures
  • Philosophy’s Most Famous Quotations, Part 1

    February 27, 2018

    Though I studied philosophy in my college years and have now read hundreds of books on philosophy and philosophical topics, I nevertheless think I was born to be a philosopher. Long before I began studying and teaching philosophy, I was—even as a youth—asking philosophical questions. My baseball coach nicknamed me “Professor.”

    • Life of the Mind
    • Philosophy
    • Historical Figures
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  • Take Up and Read: The Republic

    February 20, 2018

    This current blog series on Reflections is intended to encourage Christians to read more vigorously by providing a beginner’s guide to some of the Christian classics in such fields as theology, philosophy, and apologetics. Hopefully, a brief introduction to these important Christian texts will motivate today’s believers—as St. Augustine was called to in his dramatic conversion to Christianity—to “take up and read” (Latin: Tolle lege) these classic books.

    • Philosophy
    • Christian Literature
    • Reading
    • Books
    • Book Reviews
  • The Ache of the Soul

    February 13, 2018

    A common Christian description of the human condition is that people as sinners are alienated, lost, and cut off from God. Being out of sync with their Creator and themselves, people are unable to find truly enduring fulfillment and satisfaction in life. And yet, the human longing and desire for meaning, purpose, and significance continues to churn in the human heart. Thus, happiness or true self-fulfillment is fleeting in life.

    • Reflective Thinking
    • Christianity
    • Christian Life
  • Take Up and Read: Loving Wisdom

    February 6, 2018

    This current blog series on Reflections is intended to encourage Christians to read more vigorously by providing a beginner’s guide to some of the Christian classics in such fields as theology, philosophy, and apologetics. My hope is that these introductions to important Christian texts will motivate today’s believers to, as St. Augustine put it, “take up and read” (Latin: Tolle lege) these classic books.

    • Christian Literature
    • Books
    • Reading
    • Book Reviews
  • Argument from Desire and Abductive Reasoning

    January 30, 2018

    One way human beings clearly differ from the animals is in their inner existential longings. Many people describe experiencing an innermost yearning for a deeper meaning and purpose to life, and sometimes even a secret desire for God and eternal life. But why do people experience such longings? And do such existential yearnings reflect something more than mere human subjectivity?

    • C.S. Lewis
    • Abductive
    • Life of the Mind
    • Worldviews
    • Reason
    • Philosophy
    • Logic
    • God's Existence
    • Faith & Reason
    • Critical Thinking
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  • Take Up and Read: The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy

    January 23, 2018

    This current blog series on Reflections is intended to encourage Christians to read more vigorously by providing a beginner’s guide to some of the Christian classics in such fields as theology, philosophy, and apologetics. My hope is that these brief introductions to important Christian texts will motivate today’s believers to, as St. Augustine put it, “take up and read” (Latin: Tolle lege) these classic books.

    • Books
    • Christian Literature
    • Reading
    • Book Reviews
  • A Dozen Book Favorites, Part 3

    January 16, 2018

    As I wrote in parts one and two of this three-part series, only human beings read books. The great Greek philosopher Aristotle thought the distinguishing feature of people is their ability to use language. And humans use their unique language ability to think, speak, write, and read.

    • Book Reviews
    • Reading
    • Christian Literature
    • Books
  • A Dozen Book Favorites, Part 2

    January 9, 2018

    As I wrote in part one of this series, only human beings are readers. The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle thought the distinguishing feature of people is their ability to use language. And humans use their unique language ability to think, speak, write, and read.

    • Books
    • Reading
    • Christian Literature
    • Book Reviews
  • A Dozen Book Favorites, Part 1

    January 2, 2018

    Only human beings read. The great Greek philosopher Aristotle thought the distinguishing feature of people is their ability to use language. And humans use their unique language ability to think, speak, write, and read.

    • Christian Literature
    • Books
    • Reading
    • Book Reviews
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  • Take Up and Read: On the Trinity

    December 26, 2017

    This current blog series on Reflections is intended to encourage Christians to read more vigorously by providing a beginner’s guide to some of the Christian classics in such fields as theology, philosophy, and apologetics. Hopefully a very brief introduction to these important Christian texts will motivate today’s believers, as St. Augustine was called to in his dramatic conversion to Christianity, to “take up and read” (Latin: Tolle lege) these classic books.

    • Books
    • Christian Literature
    • Reading
    • Book Reviews
  • Promoting Truth, Unity, and Charity within Christendom

    December 19, 2017

    While the traditional elements of Catholicism, Protestantism, and Orthodoxy hold much, if not most, in common—at least doctrinally speaking (reflected in the ancient ecumenical creeds)—individuals within these historic subdivisions of Christendom sometimes give the impression that the three branches are almost completely divided. Correspondingly, when listening to conservative Lutherans, Reformed, Methodists, and Baptists debating theology, the impression may be left that Protestants can agree on virtually nothing.

    • Christianity
    • Disunity in the Church
    • Christian Life
    • Christian Issues
    • Apologetics
  • Take Up and Read: More Than a Carpenter

    December 12, 2017

    This current blog series on Reflections is intended to encourage Christians to read more vigorously by providing a beginner’s guide to some of the Christian classics in theology, philosophy, and apologetics. My hope is that these brief introductions to important Christian texts will motivate today’s believers to, as St. Augustine put it, “take up and read” (Latin: Tolle lege) these classic books.

    • Reading
    • Christian Literature
    • Books
    • Book Reviews
  • Three Historic Christian Classics

    December 5, 2017

    There are classic Christian scholars and authors that everyone should know about. Unfortunately, many of today’s believers are unfamiliar with some of Christianity’s greatest thinkers of the past. So in this article I will briefly introduce three great leaders and focus upon their written masterpieces.

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