Christian Philosophy? (4)

UNDERSTANDING THE CHRIST-CENTERED METAPHYSICS OF COLOSSIANS What is real? Nothing? Perceptions? Material things? The eternal? The question of ultimate reality is generally referred to as the question of metaphysics. This is often discussed as the problem of the one and the many. While discussions in metaphysics often debate whether reality is about the one or…

A Father’s Love

My daughter in love Life covered in roses Sweet fluttering heart fooled By this one who proposes   No Genuine spirit To be found in the lad A flourish of kindness For a lifetime of bad   I witness the wilds Of an eloquent user Today opening doors Tomorrow abuser   She sees delight Where…

Christian Philosophy? (3)

UNDERSTANDING THE CHRIST-CENTERED EPISTEMOLOGY OF COLOSSIANS “How do I know?” is usually called the epistemological question. Epistemology is the study of, “the nature and scope of knowledge, its presuppositions and basis, and the general reliability of claims to knowledge.”1   What Paul says Paul’s basic response to, “How do I know?” is that when we…

Christian Philosophy? (1)

Many Christians have warned against the perils of philosophy, arguing that it is, at best, human speculation.1 These people often quote Paul’s warning to the church at Colosse: “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ” (Col.…

Questions In The Psalms

First I have to say to you all: Congratulations! Your “Ask a Pastor” questions have completely overwhelmed us pastors and have now officially become a backlog, a logjam, a complete gridlock. However you want to call it, the list of questions is long, and the list of pastors to answer them… well, not so long.…