The Principle of Clarity

September 12, 2018

The Principle of Clarity (1) states that some things are clear to reason. By reason is meant the laws of thought. (2) Some things are clear to reason because we must distinguish between a and non-a, being and non-being, God and non-God, good and non-good. If the distinction between a and non-a is not clear,…

What is General Revelation?

June 20, 2018

General revelation is what can be known about God and the moral law by all persons at all times.   It is what is available to humans through creation and history. The light of nature is used to understand both general revelation and special revelation (scripture). Reason is called the light of nature because it…

Fake News: What is Truth?

May 22, 2018

Fake news comes from deep within a person’s basic beliefs about the world. The person is usually not aware of how these beliefs are shaping the spin given to a story. Fake news is the product of an anti-rational worldview that reduces humans to appetites and all human society to power. This worldview avoids and…

Clarity vs. Skepticism and Fideism

May 11, 2018

From The Clarity of God’s Existence by Dr. Owen Anderson Skepticism Clarity conflicts with skepticism. Skepticism as a universal claim says that knowledge is impossible. Some skeptics might say that some knowledge is possible but God is unknowable. If this claim is true then unbelief, as ignorance, is not culpable. Both forms of skepticism are…

On Why I Don’t Talk About Politics

May 2, 2018

Everyone wants to talk about the latest political intrigues and maneuvers. Trump Tweets. Fake news. The Russians. I dip in and out of the social media fray, but I keep my distance from political discourse. It is not because I have nothing to say that I stay away. On the contrary, I have perhaps too…

Clarity vs. Probability and Plausibility

May 2, 2018

From The Clarity of God’s Existence by Dr. Owen Anderson Clarity conflicts with the view that God’s existence is only probable. Such a position concedes that it is possible that God exists and possible that God does not exist. A given argument might make it appear more or less probable that God exists. William Lane…

Dr. Kelly Fitzsimmons-Burton at ETS Far West Conference: Ancient Philosophy’s Search for the Logos and John’s Gospel

April 16, 2018

Link to paper:  https://s3.amazonaws.com/retrievalphilosophy/Copy+of+EPS_+Search+for+the+Logos+Paper.pdf Link to audio presentation:  https://s3.amazonaws.com/retrievalphilosophy/Copy+of+EPS_+Search+for+the+Logos+Paper.pdf

On Avoiding Clarity

December 21, 2017

From The Clarity of God’s Existence by Dr. Owen Anderson Attempts to Avoid the Need for Clarity While it may seem that it is non-Christians, or atheists, who mainly reject the idea of the clarity of God’s existence, it is also Christians who often attempt to avoid this requirement. Such a requirement is said to…

Why the First Amendment is ‘first in importance’

December 24, 2016

By Dr. Owen Anderson – – Monday, December 12, 2016 The First Amendment is first, not simply because it falls at the beginning of a list of amendments, but because it articulates the first freedom and the nature of that freedom. It guarantees the freedom essential to humans as rational beings. By connecting the freedom…