Month: December 2020

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Will the Real “Critical Realism” Please Stand Up?

I am writing my dissertation on critical realism. More specifically I am putting critical realism in conversation with analytic theology. Critical realism feels something like a 1960’s to early 2000’s topic. Except for a form that emerged in the early decades of the 20th century, most critical realists did their work in the last quarter …

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Ontological Pluralism – How many ways can a thing exist?

One thing that I completely missed in my past theological education prior to attending Fuller Seminary was essence/existence distinctions. … and from here… considering God’s essence as his existence as a way of safeguarding divine simplicity and avoid seeing God as having parts. (If I’ve got that right). When I started hanging around Analytic theologians …

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“Are Human’s Worth Saving?” – Failing to Distinguish Human Value and Merit.

I copied the above image from a Facebook post someone put up in a reformed group. People responded to it with various answers. Most said “No” “Nope” “Not at all…” Here is my response: The original post seems to conflate two different issues: worth vs merit.(a) Is there any good reason to save humans? Value/Worth(b) …

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