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Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | July 5, 2013

Logic, God, and Humans

"Is God subject to human knowledge?" is the way the question usually goes. It's actually backwards. "Is man subject to God's logic?"  Yes.  Logic is an objective, necessary feature of the universe, of minds. It's not a contingent fact of this created world.  It's the way human minds function because we're created in God's image and it's the way His mind functions.  So God isn't subject to human logic. Humans are subject to God's logic.

Blog Post | Philosophy | Melinda Penner | February 3, 2013

Engaging the Same-sex Marriage Debate

Here is a message Greg gave recently at Harvest Christian Fellowship with Come Reason Ministry about making a case for traditional marriage and answering the challenges in the public square. Part 1 Part 2 Q&A

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | October 4, 2012

Answering Controversy as an Ambassador

Here's a well-written and argued booklet on homosexuality and same-sex marriage.  It models well knowledge, wisdom, and character.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | September 18, 2012

Can Naturalists Know Anything?

Scott Smith, from Biola, has written an important book you may never read, but the ideas are very important in understanding the debate over reason between atheists and theists.  There's a fatal flaw in atheism's worldview that undercuts their claim to know reality.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | August 15, 2012

All Brain, No Mind

I've been watching a new TV show, Perception, on TNT.  It's the latest variation of one of my all-time favorties, Monk, where the main character's disability gives him a unique edge in solving crime.  The character Dr. Daniel Pierce is an accomplished professor of neuroscience who struggles with schizophrenia himself.  And he makes a mistake that expresses a logical fallacy common in science today.

Blog Post | Philosophy | Melinda Penner | August 8, 2012

Ethics & Naturalism

This is a very good critique of the problems of fitting ethics in a naturalisic worldview.  Thanks to my friend Frank Beckwith for bringing it to my attention.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | August 8, 2012

Belief and Fantasy

A caller to the radio program asked Greg whether belief is mere fantasy, wishful thinking, or actually knowledge.  Here's Greg's answer: What Is Belief?

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | July 18, 2012

The Old Testament's Teaching on Marriage

Someone asked me recently how to answer a question about what the Old Testament teaches about marriage.  An advocate of same-sex marriage claimed that the Bible doesn't teach marriage is one man and one woman because the Old Testament has polygamy.  Leaving aside the fact that even in polygamy (multiple marriages), each marriage is still one man and one woman, there's a fundamental principle of Biblical interpretation that we have to keep in mind on th

Blog Post | Ethics | Melinda Penner | July 17, 2012

Same-sex Marriage Arguments

A columnist in the Chicago Tribune wrote a column about why the arguments against same-sex marriage fail.  I certainly appreciate that he responds to the arguments with rational responses rather than ad hominem attacks or red herrings.  That's a refreshing change.  But I still think his responses fall short of undermining the reasons.  Here's why.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | May 30, 2012