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Aristotle’s insights can help us return to a biblical view of happiness.
Aristotle saw the development of habituated virtue as being central to human flourishing. How does his view match up with the biblical view?
Why is it that contemporary Christian thought on ethics and morality seems so thin? Let’s recapture a richer and fuller vision for our moral life.
In four min. or less, Brett answers questions about morality, listening prayer, and man’s ambition.
Brett explains how we can know the difference between subjective truth and objective truth. COMMENTS Read more posts
Brett explains why Jesus' death was the just payment for our sins. COMMENTS Read more posts
Two years ago, I had the chance to debate an atheist professor at Weber State University in Utah on the best explanation for the existence of objective moral values. The writings of Bill Craig and Paul Copan have shaped a lot of my thinking in this area, as I'm sure you'll see below. In my opening argument, I made the case for God as the ontological foundation for objective morality. Then I raised five problems for an evolutionary view of ethics that make it an implausible alternative. Here are the problems I outlined in the debate:
Our Google Hangout is tonight, 6:30–7:30 pm (PT). The topic is "God and Morality," and the easiest way to watch and directly ask questions is to join the Hangout, but we'll also be streaming it here and on YouTube.
I was recently interviewed by Jennifer, a lady from Scotland, who is writing a dissertation for her Ph.D. in religious studies. The question she is attempting to answer is, "Does rejecting God mean rejecting morality?" So she sent me a list of questions on that topic, this being the first: Do you personally believe that you can be morally good without a god? This is my answer:
Brett explains why our obligation to follow a moral code can only exist with God. COMMENTS Read more posts