Quick Guide to Being More Rational

Don’t be an irrational person…think! Develop habits of thinking well, and engaging the world with everything you have: mind and body, body and soul, ideas with action, thinking with gratitude… Continue reading

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Originally posted 2011-10-24 12:39:17. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Relevance of Truth

Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable longing to see the truth. ~Marcus Tullius Cicero (1st Century BC, non-Christian)

There is a lot of nonsense about the importance of truth from skeptics and atheists nowadays. Why should truth be important in the first place? Now, as a Christian, I believe truth matters, because honesty and beauty and virtue matter, but these things stem from a particular understanding of the world and all human affairs. Continue reading

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Originally posted 2012-01-03 19:31:50. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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On Turnpikes and Medievalism by G.K. Chesterton

Opening my newspaper the other day, I saw a short but emphatic leaderette entitled `A Relic of Medievalism’. It expressed a profound indignation upon the fact that somewhere or other, in some fairly remote corner of this country, there is a turnpike-gate, with a toll. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-27 07:26:21. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Right is What God Says and IS- Euthyphro Redirected

  • “Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.”
    - C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

An Old Debate

The Euthyphro dilemma is found in Plato’s dialogue Euthyphro, where Socrates asks Euthyphro: “Is the pious (τὸ ὅσιον) loved by the gods because it is pious, or is it pious because it is loved by the gods?” This seems to apply to righteousness in general though too.  Continue reading

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Originally posted 2012-01-05 19:26:13. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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God and the Scientific Method

Sometimes we are certain that we are right about something very important, but when pressed about it, the logic and reasoning behind the conviction are dizzying to explain. But defense is important, because it is God’s faith in you, and our minds and hearts need unity to glorify God (Eph:13; Rom 12). The setup of this defense is simple,

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Originally posted 2012-01-06 21:19:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Logic and Lawn Tennis by G. K. Chesterton

When we say that we doubt the intellectual improvement produced by Protestantism and Rationalism and the modern world, there generally arises a very confused controversy, which is a sort of tangle of terminology. But, broadly speaking, the difference between us and our critics is this. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-10-17 12:48:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Building a Bible Study: A Bible Study Primer

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Bible studies are important. Good bible studies are incredibly beneficial. Continue reading

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Originally posted 2012-01-02 07:32:59. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Advantages of having One Leg by G. K. Chesterton

A friend of mine who was visiting a poor woman in bereavement and casting about for some phrase of consolation that should not be either insolent or weak, said at last, “I think one can live through these great sorrows and even be the better. What wears one is the little worries.” “That’s quite right, mum,” answered the old woman with emphasis, “and I ought to know, seeing I’ve had ten of ‘em.” Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-12-21 19:28:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Introduction to the book of Job by G.K. Chesterton

The Book of Job is among the other Old Testament Books both a philosophical riddle and a historical riddle. It is the philosophical riddle that concerns us in such an introduction as this; so we may dismiss first the few words of general explanation or warning which should be said about the historical aspect. Continue reading

Originally posted 2012-01-04 19:50:02. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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5 Keys to a Better Life

Do you want a better life? Here is how you begin that journey right now. It is hard work but it is worth it. Never forget that. Things of great value are worth the effort. Your life is valuable, so your life is worth working at. Here is 5 steps to get you started having a better life now. But fair warning, this list is for people who actually want to be better, expecting to do more than merely reading for entertainment. Understand and apply these 5 points and you will be better prepared to have a better life…but be prepared to work. Continue reading

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Christmas and the First Games by G. K. Chesterton- Rituals

I have sometimes been haunted with a vague story about a wild and fantastic uncle, the enemy of parents and the cause of revolution in nurseries, who went about preaching a certain theory; I mean the theory that all the objects which children use at Christmas for what we call riotous or illegitimate purposes, were originally created for those purposes; and not for the humdrum household purposes which they now serve. Continue reading

Originally posted 2011-10-22 20:04:14. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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