"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 Roman Catholic, husband, father, philosopher, apologist, and writer. My wife and I have been married for 21 years. We are doing our best to raise two young boys, ages 11 and 12. We currently live in southwestern Missouri. My educational background includes undergraduate studies at Michigan State University and graduate studies in philosophy at Southern Evangelical Seminary. Prior to my return to the Catholic Church, I was a volunteer writer for a large, global, web-based Christian ministry, where I regularly wrote answers of varying lengths to questions on matters of biblical interpretation, philosophy, Christian ethics, and apologetics. Links to some of my more academic-based work can be found on this site.

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 found within the Church and its greatest minds up and down the ages. This would especially include Church Fathers from both Eastern and Western traditions. 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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