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Challenge: Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Is beauty objective (dependent on the object) or subjective (dependent on the subject observing the object)?

Blog Post | Philosophy | Amy K. Hall | October 4, 2016

What Can’t Science Account For?

William Lane Craig describes five rational beliefs that can’t be scientifically proven.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | August 20, 2016

When You Denigrate Objective Truth, This Is What You Get

I can’t help but think the insanity we’re seeing in politics right now is what happens when a culture gives up the idea of objective truth. For years, postmodernists have argued against a modernistic view of truth (i.e., that it can be discovered, known, and argued for, even if imperfectly—and that, in this way, consensus can be found across varying communities), saying we should drop it because it leads to dangerous conflicts.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Amy K. Hall | June 18, 2016

The Gospel’s Answer to the Problem of Evil

In “A (Very) Brief, Gospel-Centered Defense against the Problem of Evil,” Derek Rishmawy explains how we can know, through the Gospel, that God is indeed all-powerful, all-good, and all-knowing, despite the existence of evil: If God raised Jesus Christ from the dead, I have good reason to believe both that he exists, and that he is unfathomably powerful.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | May 28, 2016

Same-Sex Marriage Is the New Ideal

Continuing on the theme of yesterday’s post: Because our culture values equality, and because we (not believing in intrinsic human value anymore) think sameness is necessary for equality of value to exist, this also explains the anger many have towards the existence of gender roles in marriage. Why despise patriarchy? Because it entails one member of the marriage having a “higher” position than the other.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Amy K. Hall | April 30, 2016

When (and Why) Feminism Is Anti-Feminine

The denial of differences between male and female doesn’t reflect reality, and it leads to a loss of appreciation for the diverse male and female traits.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Amy K. Hall | April 29, 2016

How Neuroscience Points to Dualism

Michael Egnor has a fascinating post on neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield’s evidence-based conversion from materialism to dualism: Penfield began his career as a materialist, convinced that the mind was wholly a product of the brain. He finished his career as an emphatic dualist.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | April 27, 2016

We Perceive the Moral Reality around Us

In Brett’s monthly letter, he points out the similarity between our ability to perceive (and have knowledge of) moral reality and our ability to perceive physical reality:

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | April 23, 2016

What Is the Ultimate Source of Morality?

In the PragerU video “Where Do Good and Evil Come From?” philosopher Peter Kreeft explains why objective morality can only come from a source higher than anything in the natural world. Enjoy! (HT: Joe Carter)

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | January 29, 2016

The Contingency Argument

Reasonable Faith has a new apologetics video on Leibniz’s contingency argument for the existence of God. Enjoy!

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | December 18, 2015