Tag: Faith

Book of Nature, Episode 4: Faith and Reason

In episode 4, it is a period of civil war.  Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base… wait, wrong franchise! Ahem, in episode 4, Dan Dawson hosts a discussion with Todd Pedlar and Charles Hackney on the relationship between faith and reason.  The trio holds forth on the nuanced (and, yes, reasonable) definitions and practices of…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #143: Proofs for God

Nathan Gilmour hosts a conversation about the five “proofs of God” from the opening sections of Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae. Our discussion ranges over what a proof is for, whether the ontology in the proofs holds up post-Kant, whether reason and revelation can really be friends, and all sorts of groovy philosophical things. Our intro music…

Christian Humanist Profiles 10: Kierkegaard’s Concept of Faith

Ever since the English-speaking world discovered the work of Søren Kierkegaard in the middle part of the last century, he has been an indispensable part of the Western philosophical and theological traditions. He is seen, variously, as a precursor to movements as diverse as existentialism, poststructuralism, evangelicalism, and neo-orthodoxy. Few people make it through higher…

Giving Faith to All: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 29 May 2011

Revised Common Lectionary Page for 29 May 2011 (Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year A) Acts 17:22-31 •Psalm 66:8-20 •1 Peter 3:13-22 •John 14:15-21 I have read enough on the theory of translation (and attempted enough acts of translation myself) that I harbor few illusions about my ability to catch a translator obscuring something really important.…

Jesus in the Far East: A Review of The Revelation of the Magi for HarperOne

Revelation of the Magi: The Lost Tale of the Wise Men’s Journey to Bethlehem Translated by Brent Landau 157pp.  HarperOne.  $22.99 When I discovered Midrash as an undergraduate Bible minor, I was immediately fascinated. The Rabbinic practice of expanding upon the Biblical text, providing details and linking characters based on linguistic connections (the old Rabbis…