When historians look at different documents that claim to be historical records, one of their tasks is deciding whether or not a particular text, or a section of that text, is historically authentic. That is, the document is recording actual events, not man made insertions to the text or perhaps even a whole legend, myth […]

The following is a hand-out that I prepared for a presentation I gave to the Youth Group at my local church. This doesn’t represent the presentation itself (I only presented the first one), but was designed to be something for them to take home and dwell on, and perhaps research themselves. So, this isn’t meant […]

Moral vs Factual Distinctions Last time we looked at some distinctions found within moral discourse. As mentioned in the conclusion of the previous post, we’ll be turning to how basic moral arguments are formed and the distinction to be made between the two types of premises in such arguments. Later, we will apply this knowledge […]

In my previous post I discussed distinctions within the discipline of epistemology (theory of knowledge). I am going to address some useful distinctions that arise in the field of ethics or moral discourse. The first distinction, to segue smoothly from our last discussion, is to look at the distinction of ontological vs. epistemological claims – […]

I put together a document that goes through the book of Acts and quotes – directly – extra-biblical documents to confirm or support a given event, person, cultural aspect, etc. that is present in Acts. For example, in Acts 16:37 and 38 Paul and Silas are thrown in prison. But upon hearing that Paul and […]

Theory Of Knowledge (Epistemology) And It’s Useful Distinctions It just so happens that the primary obstacles to belief in God, in our culture, are those which limit our knowledge. For example, if we are only able to gain knowledge about physical things, and not immaterial or non-physical things, then the question of God’s existence is […]

My friend went to Israel about a year ago and found the sites of Sodom and Gomorrah. For those who do not know, in the book of Genesis (in the Bible) God destroys these cities by raining sulfur (brimstone) on them. As it turns outs, there is tons of evidence that matches the Bible’s description […]

The Branches Of Philosophy And Their Importance From A Christian Perspective In the former and first part of this series, we saw that thinking well and cultivating one’s intellectual life is a virtue, according to the Bible and the historical tradition of Christianity. Now we’ll shift to the more practical and applicative issue and examine […]