I’ve had quite a bit more readers in the past few weeks, so I thought that I’d offer some of the highlights from my blog so the wheat is separated from the chaff (not that I consider any of my blog as chaff . . .). The following are my favourite piece that I’ve written:
1. Adjudicating Between World-views 8 part series: I present and examine a simple way to test different world-views in order to come to some conclusions about which ones are more likely to be true, and how they compare on certain basic issues.
2. The Christmas Story: Myth or History?: I examine some of the elements from the Christmas story (in the Bible) and present a few different pieces of evidence that support the validity of the biblical text/story.
3. Philosophy and Christianity 5 part series: I look first at whether or not Christians should be concerned with Philosophy (they ought to be). Then I offer some basic philosophical tools that help to think clearer about important issues (like how an understanding of epistemology can do away with certain popular objections to Christianity, ethical concerns, etc.) Note: there are no lessons in basic logic! (That topic is covered much – and for good reason).
4. Historical Reliability of Acts From Primary Extra-Biblical Sources: I did some research and came up with a fairly large document that supports different events, people, places, etc. that are found and described in the Book of Acts. I use only primary sources from Greek, Jewish, etc. authors that are close to the timeline of Acts so that there is no ambiguity. This was fun to research! I basically quote the biblical text in question then quote a direct quote from a (or some) primary ancient sources – along with short comments.
5. 50 Important Philosophical Questions: Just a simple list of 50 philosophical issues (in question form) that are relevant to Christianity in particular.