Tag: ethics

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode 207.01: The Possibility of Christian Ethics at a California Coffee Shop

Download this Episode This is another episode from Theology Beer Camp, hosted by Homebrewed Christianity and The Hatchery.  In this one, Nathan Gilmour from The Christian Humanist chats with Todd Littleton from Patheological, Eric Hall, Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Carroll College, and (briefly) Jeffrey Carter, Christian Humanist superfan, in the Catalina Coffee…

Christian Humanist Profiles 84: Ontic Ethics

Download or Stream this Episode Ontic Ethics at Lexington Books What does it mean to exist as a human being?  Are some people more human than others by virtue of their capabilities?  Because of their standing within this family rather than that?  On account of their chosenness by this or that god?  Such questions trouble philosophers…

Reading through Principles of Christian Theology part 13: Chapter 21

Series Index Principles of Christian Theology by John Macquarrie John Macquarrie’s Principles of Christian Theology does not have a conclusion in any formal sense; instead he ends the book with an exploration of Christian ethics in the existentialist framework that he’s set up through the first twenty chapters.  Here even more than before Macquarrie’s commitment…

Book Review: After the New Atheist Debate

After the New Atheist Debate By Phil Ryan 196 pp. University of Toronto Press $22.95. Of all the books written regarding the “New Atheist” (hereafter, NA) phenomenon, this the first that I’ve seen that has attempted to analyze it from a philosophical, sociological, and ethical perspective, while simultaneously refusing to take sides in what has often been…

Revisiting the Colony: A Brief Treatment of Resident Aliens for Gus Cole-Kroll and Friends

So January started to wrap up, and I got the notification: Gus Cole-Kroll, podcast listener and Christian Humanist friend, had called on me, along with Tripp Fuller of Homebrewed Christianity and Mark Van Steenwyk (whom I don’t know but nonetheless seems like a good fellow to know), to offer some comments on Stan Hauerwas’s book…

A Primer on Religious Existentialism, Pt. 2: My Kind of Atheist

It is not reasonable to expect everyone to share the same religious views, and since it can be difficult to see God’s hand in our violent and hate-filled universe, I don’t fault anyone for not believing in God. (My own reasons for believing in God are complicated, probably unsatisfying to people who live outside of…