Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Two posts in two days?!

Well, sort of. :-) I noticed this article on a friend's Facebook page and decided it is worth re-posting. I am not a proponent of 'moral realism', and this article outlines one of the reasons why:

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Kierkegaard on Christian 'primitivity'...

"I could really be tempted to think that providence permits the scholarly, exegetical, and critical skepticism to get such a strong upper hand because providence is tired of the hypocrisy and all the mimicking which is carried on with the historical and historical proof and it wants to force men out into primitivity again. For primitivity, being obliged to be primitive, alone with God, without having others up front whom one mimics and appeals to—this men do not want at all. And with each century the historical millions and millions grow more and more numerous, and men also become more and more spiritless. Therefore it has pleased God that the critics who are degrading Christianity also get more and more power with the centuries."

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

It's been too long...

Well, look at that, it's been over a month since I've posted anything new.  That's just not right.  I do have good excuses though -- I was teaching this summer, and then immediately began working on a paper (as previously mentioned) which I presented at the International Kierkegaard Conference in Copenhagen.  Returned from the conference to immediately pack up my things and move into my new accommodations at Wycliffe Hall, where I am now a Junior Dean for SCIO (Scholarship and Christianity In Oxford), a Scholar's Semester in Oxford programme that brings undergraduate students from North America to study at the university.  So far it's been great -- but also understandably busy, as I've been helping the students get settled in their new environment.  In any case, this blog has been somewhat neglected.  So, to get things rolling again, here is a provocative bit from a book by Mark Vernon (Religion, Science, and the Meaning of Life) which, although written by a professed agnostic, offers some valuable insight for Christian believers: