"Good philosophy must exist, if for no other reason, because bad philosophy needs to be answered." - C.S. Lewis - The Weight of Glory and Other Addresses

About Me

I am a Christian, husband, father, philosopher, apologist, and writer. My wife and I have been married for 20 years. We are doing our best to raise two young boys, ages 10 and 12. We currently live in southwestern Missouri. My educational background includes undergraduate studies at Michigan State University and Ph.D. studies at Southern Evangelical Seminary. I also volunteer for gotquestions ministries, where I regularly answer questions on matters of biblical interpretation, philosophy, Christian ethics, apologetics, and church ministry.

Currently, I serve as an ordained deacon in my local church. I am available to speak at events, conferences, and via online methods (Zoom, Google Hangout, etc.). Please contact me HERE.

Why this blog?

This blog was started mostly because I enjoy writing (when I am able) and discussing (all the time!) matters of theology and philosophy. I am especially passionate about communicating the deep truths uncovered by the intersection of these subjects and humbly trying to refute errors as they arise. I follow closely in the classical theist tradition.

Depending on who you ask, Philosophy is often thought to be boring, intimidating, or useless. But ideas have consequences. Everybody does philosophy, the only question is how well. Inquiries on the existence and nature of God, morality, miracles, and so forth are highly important and have great practical relevance. The result of bad thinking on these subjects is tragic.

My hope is that certain nuances will distinguish this blog from others that touch on similar subject matter. I submit that the antidote to the bad philosophy (and theology) we encounter is largely found in the great thinkers of antiquity and the middle ages. This would include a brilliant, and eclectic, mix of minds, such as Origen, Gregory of Nyssa, Augustine, and Aquinas. I will attempt to apply this antidote to contemporary/popular issues and questions about God and the world. More focus will be on issues within the context of what St. Thomas called the "preambles of faith." The writing here will not be overly technical. I hope that it is accessible and useful to readers of varying educational and cultural backgrounds. 

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