Assistant Professor of Philosophy and History of Ideas at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and The College at Southeastern
What gives a work meaning? How many meanings can a work possess? Most importantly, how do the answers to those questions affect our interpretation of the Bible?
The connection between natural languages and God is fascinating. Does the human capacity for natural language lead us to believe God exists?
Does it matter how we learn? Is there a Christian way to do it? And what makes learning possible in the first place?
What is the point of the government? What generates obligations to obey the state? How should goods and responsibilities be distributed? Is there a Christian form of government?
Theories of justification, ethics of belief, and normatively of reasoning. I am particularly interested in the latter topic. If I affirm the consequent, am I doing something wrong? If so, what kind of wrong am I doing?
What is art? Does beauty provide evidence for the existence of God? What are the criteria by which we ought to evaluate art? What role should art play in the life of the church?
What is Christian Philosophy?
Is philosophy an inherently unChristian discipline? What's the difference between a philosopher and a Christian philosopher?
History of Ideas
The History of Ideas (or Intellectual History) involves the study of ideas, intellectual movements, and leading figures and their intellectual historical contexts.
This is the great moral cause of our time. It is won not only in courts and voting booths but by the steady and consistent work of building a strong case for the immorality of killing the unborn.
How do we know what is wrong or right? Is there an objective standard of goodness? How should we address moral issues in the public square?
Philosophers are servants of theology. We ought to help theologians with their daunting task - to articulate divine truths in each new day.
Many disagreements between people stem from conceptions of human nature. What is a human being? What counts as a person? Do human beings have natural rights?
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