Since slavery is today considered a great moral evil, some wonder why the Bible doesn’t categorically condemn the practice. Critics even insist that the Bible (both Old and New Testaments) … more
What are the critical questions to ask when examining a system of ethics? What worldview implications stand behind the issue of morality?
In parts three and four of this series I began exploring what … more
What are the five fundamental philosophical questions concerning ethics?
In part three of this series I began exploring “the five problems of ethics.” These questions raise critical … more
The laws of physics are discovered by human beings, not invented. But would you say the same about ethical laws? Are ethical principles invented or discovered?
What is good (ethics) cannot exist in a … more
Why is it that many people think the most powerful argument in support of God’s existence is the moral argument?
Morality appears to be at the core of what it means to be a human being. … more
When I am dead I hope the people who knew me well will say I lived a “good life.”
For the ancient Greek philosophers, a “good life” meant a life of deep reflection about the … more
That’s a rather intolerant statement, especially in light of how much broken marriages permeate our culture, even among those who attend church. However, while the Bible does express God’s … more
Various atheists have felt confident in the past year or so, expressing themselves through a number of best-selling books authored by the likes of Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Victor Stenger, … more
One of the cornerstone doctrines of the Christian faith is that humans alone among all life-forms on Earth are sinners. According to the Bible, all humans and only humans are born with the propensity … more
Through the centuries Christian thinkers have taken different positions on the controversial subject of war. Three broad theories concerning the morality of war for the Christian can be identified: … more
One of the tests for evaluating a worldview has been called the Explanatory Power and Scope test, where one is interested in determining whether a particular worldview is able to explain what we see … more
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An American team of social medical researchers has employed a new statistical technique to demonstrate the biblically consistent principle that … more
They swim against the powerful tide of naturalism, and I applaud their efforts and integrity. At the same time, however, I sense a need to clarify a subtle but significant distinction between their … more
The anthropic principle faces serious challenges from outside the disciplines of astronomy and physics. Many scholars in the humanities and social sciences fear that the anthropic principle will … more
Perhaps you have come across (or heard about) the claim that I am a “danger” to evangelical Christianity, that I am part of the great deception of 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12. I … more
by Robert M. Bowman, Jr.
Nowhere in the Bible is abortion mentioned specifically. That silence may seem to leave room for Christians to hold different opinions as to the morality of abortion while … more
If you are old enough to read my words, you are experienced enough, I hope, to know that reading is not necessarily believing. My familiar exhortation to “test” truth claims … more
In Romans 12:2, the Apostle Paul warns the Roman church to stop conforming to the “patterns of the world” and implores them instead to “be transformed” by the renewing of their … more