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"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, apologist, and writer. My wife and I have been married for 16 years. We are doing our best to raise two young boys, ages 7 and 8. We currently live in southwestern Missouri. My educational background includes undergraduate studies at Michigan State University and graduate 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 am a member of TEAM, a ministry of Southern Evangelical Seminary. I am available to speak at church events, conferences, and via online methods (Facebook Live, Google Hangout, etc.). Please contact me HERE.



Why this blog?

I started this mostly because I enjoy writing and discussing matters of faith and philosophy, as well as tangential subjects. I am especially passionate about communicating the deep truths uncovered by good philosophy and trying to refute the errors of bad philosophy. I follow closely in the scholastic tradition of Thomas Aquinas (though, I still consider myself a novice Thomist). From a theological standpoint, I affirm the Baptist Faith and Message, the Chicago Statement, and the Nashville Statement.

Depending on who you ask, Philosophy is 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 bad philosophy is largely found in the Thomist (and by consequence Aristotelian) philosophical and classical theist tradition. And I will attempt to apply this antidote to contemporary/popular issues and questions about God and the nature of reality. More focus will be on issues within the context of what Aquinas 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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