In this paper, the author offers a philosophy of Christian education oriented to a hypothetical school of ministry in Vancouver, Canada.
Can someone who rejects God as He has revealed Himself in Scripture be consistently rational? Cornelius Van Til, a 20th century Christian apologist and theologian, frequently demonstrated the inherent irrationalism of all non-Biblical worldviews. One of his students, John Frame, has applied this insight to many of the major philosophical thinkers and movements of western … Continue reading The Irrationalism of Rational Thought
In the early posts on ethics, under the perspective of normativity, we have already seen much of what we could discuss under the perspective of the individual Christians role in ethical decisions. Each Christian is a member of the new creation, expected to act accordingly. They are to live under the law of Christ and … Continue reading The Christian Worldview (4): Ethics (c)
The Bible is the standard, the norm, for Christian ethics. The New Testament gives direct instructions to Christians today. However, a significant portion of the Bible is the Old Testament and it is often hard to identify how Old Testament ethics apply to us, a New Testament people. In this article, I hope to offer … Continue reading The Christian Worldview (4): Ethics (b)
Ethics is traditionally the third realm covered by philosophy. Once we know what is (metaphysics) and how we have knowledge (epistemology), it is then necessary to ask, what do we do? How does one act in such a world? If our metaphysic posits that what is real is not the physical world but the immaterial … Continue reading The Christian Worldview (4): Ethics (a)