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In Memoriam Dr. Rodney W Tussing

After a difficult fight with cancer, our dear friend and brother in Christ, Rod Tussing, has gone to be with the Lord. Although we feel the loss deeply, we also know Him in whom we have put our faith. We continue in the work we have been given while we look forward to the resurrection…

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The Good as Resistance to Secular Collectivism and Individualism

Dr. Kelly Fitzsimmons Burton My good friend, Owen Anderson, in his book ​The Natural Moral Law: The Good After Modernity, argues for the need for a natural moral law based upon the Good as the source of1unity for humankind in the context of a “new global reality.” In this book, he cites the U2 song…

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The Death of Ivan Illych and Christmas

I’m reading through “The Death of Ivan Illych” by Tolstoy and this seems like a perfect Christmas story. Just as with Scrooge, we are given a look at the hardness of the human heart and what suffering it takes to repent. Sometimes philosophers discuss what they call the hiddenness of God. This takes seriously the…

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The Principle of Clarity

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,…

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Fake News: What is Truth?

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…

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Clarity vs. Skepticism and Fideism

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…

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On Why I Don’t Talk About Politics

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…

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Clarity vs. Probability and Plausibility

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…

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