Can arguments for eliminative materialism be made without employing some aspects of so-called “folk psychology” and does it matter if they cannot? These are questions I want to explore.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
It seems to me the recent SCOTUS decision regarding same-sex marriage (here) may be one of the best things to have happened to conservative Christianity in decades. Hopefully this will allow conservative Christians to see the unfortunate result of their having too closely identified their faith with their country. Maybe now conservative Christians will give up the unholy task of trying to compel folks into the kingdom by force of law. Maybe now love will take the place of fear.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
The last few years, as a layperson, I have had the opportunity and privilege to fill-a-pulpit for two small churches. I say "fill-a-pulpit" because it is the question, "Do I preach?" that I want to consider. What does it mean to preach? What is needed to succeed in proclaiming Christ, the Gospel, the Good News? What conditions must be met for someone to say in all honesty, "I proclaim Christ."
Monday, February 23, 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
For some time I have been considering the thesis that both historicism and literalism emphasize the historical in such a way that said emphasis creates a barrier to significance for each, but in different ways. For this post I will limit my considerations to how this common emphasis is exemplified within Christianity; however, a similar critique may be applicable elsewhere.