Why Do Philosophy? The Conversation that Changed My Life

In the heyday of A.O.L. Instant Messenger, fifteen-year-old me embraced the role of Job's comforters. I didn't realize that's what I was doing at the time, and in hindsight I'd say it's a good thing I did. That's because it exposed me as a shallow fraud. Thanks to a conversation with my friend Tom one… Continue reading Why Do Philosophy? The Conversation that Changed My Life

Christ’s Human Nature: Concrete or Abstract?

Theology quickly leads to serious discussions about philosophical ideas. When it comes to Jesus Christ, theological discussions often begin with (or assume) the traditional Christian view that he is one Person with two natures: one human, and one divine. Yet, if Christ has a human nature, this leads us to ask, "What is a human… Continue reading Christ’s Human Nature: Concrete or Abstract?

Theology is Everybody’s Business

One of my favorite pastimes when I go to a new town—or even somewhere I haven't been to in a while—is to visit as many used book stores as possible. Part of the thrill is not knowing what you're going to find, and when you do find something you weren't looking for, the memory can… Continue reading Theology is Everybody’s Business