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April 7, 2011 / compassioninpolitics

My Best of Theology and Christian Philosophy Articles

I’ve made an effort to cover Christian philosophy issues over the last 3 and a half years here at Compassion in Politics. I’m trying to assemble all the ideas here. Also, the articles I’m listing aren’t the best written, but rather the most relevant & most thought out. I’ve included some of the most respected thinkers of our generation on these topics (NT Wright, CS Lewis, Peter Kreeft (Catholic Philosopher), Rob Bell, and others) along with insight from the Bible in some cases.

Notes on Christian Theology & Philosophy

Some Notes on Suffering
Answers to the Problem of Pain in the Bible
A Short Theodicy of Suffering
Articles on Evolutionary Psychology (I’m not anti-evoltion, just the philosophy which has over emphasized it as an answer to all questions of science, psychology, and even ethics, which is clearly a domain it doesn’t really have much to say about)
On Old Earth vs. New Earth Creationism (I provide some arguments on both sides–I’m mostly an old earther–but welcome criticism and insight from both sides of this debate)

Reference Articles and Quotes on Christian Theology & Philosophy

NT Write Quotes from “Simply Christian”
CS Lewis Quotes from “On Miracles”
Rob Bell Quotes (sorry this includes some non related quotes, but perhaps worth checking out)
All articles with “Christian Quotes
The real facts about Christians, Violence, and War
Does the Christian faith sacrifice freedom

Best Articles on Faith, Theology, and Christian Philosophy that are Written by Others

A Critique of Moral Subjectivism and Subjectivism (mostly Peter Kreeft at Boston College)
Rob Bell Nooma & Theology Videos
A Sermon on Faith grounded in Hebrews (not my article)
A Sermon on Faith grounded in Hebrews II (not my article)

Note: Podcasts are available of the Sermon on Faith & Sermon on Faith II

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  1. compassioninpolitics / Oct 31 2011 1:22 am

    On the Christians & Muslims debate, Hubis, & Multi-culturalism:
    Also, when scientists think other scientists are wrong we don’t call it hubris. Its borderline hypocritical to do it to others. Christians aren’t just defending one faith vs. another, they have historical and archeological reasons for doing so. Moreover, even Dawkins and his crew think that multiculturalism with respect to Muslims is a mistake (I hope I haven’t overgeneralize too much in this respect). Moreover, the Judeo-Christian bible hangs together far, far better than the Muslim one does (sorry not my forte, but given my cursory understanding–true).

    Of Criticism of Missionairies:
    For those who want to criticize these heart-felt attempts at benevolence, I am reminded of the wise words of Teddy Roosevelt, “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again because there is not effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

    Hyper-generic discussions of religion by atheists:
    Discussions of religions in the abstract outside the context of specific doctrine are going to result in a) bad logic b) bad or overgeneralizing history c) throwing around stereotypes. As such, my framework for addressing the problem is just better for the 3 reasons I just gave.

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