I Am No Longer an Atheist, but I Was Never “Lost”

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I was lost but now I was found. I was in darkness but now I have come into the light. I was broken and now I am saved. These are all familiar metaphors of Christian “testimony,” that age-old genre overflowing with cliches and dead metaphors whereby former nonbelievers recount how terrible their lives were until … Read more

The Matrix Resurrections: A Trans-Philosophical Analysis

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I went into The Matrix Resurrections with zero knowledge or expectations outside of the trailers. And boy was I surprised at how much I liked it. I was surprised at how stunningly original and fresh this material was (I’ll return to this theme of originality again as it seems to be a theme in some … Read more

N.T. Wright on the Resurrection: A Jungian Analysis

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The central claim of the orthodox Christian faith is that Jesus Christ was crucified and three days later was resurrected. The Christian scholar N.T. Wright argues from a careful study of Jewish and Christian sources that the early Christian apostles claimed very specifically that Jesus underwent a bodily resurrection. From a Jewish context, this is … Read more

What is the Answer to the Problem of Evil?

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What is the Answer to the Problem of Evil? Is there one? Could any answer ever satisfy the soul of a sane and ethical person? For Christians, God is pure Grace. God is in all things. Therefore, there is Grace to be found in all things. The same logic applies to Love and Beauty and … Read more

Are We Living In the Matrix?

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The Simulation Argument The philosopher Nick Bostrom has done more than almost any recent person to kick off a truly intellectual discussion wherein respected scholars and thinkers are taking seriously the idea that there is a non-trivial probability we are living in a computer simulation. It’s not a new idea. Questioning reality is as old … Read more

Are Tarot Cards Supernatural?

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Are Tarot cards supernatural? This common question is surprisingly difficult to answer and takes us into some pretty deep philosophical territory. First, what does it mean for something to be “supernatural”? It’d be nice if we had a readily available definition of “supernatural” but defining it is pretty tough. We might start with the idea … Read more

Why I am Still Searching for the Truth (and glad for it)

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“Most everyone is searching for their field of truth, where they can replant withering roots, so they wither no more.” ~Garry Fitchett This quote is typical in the realm of philosophy, theology, and metaphysics. The assumption is that so long as you are still searching, your roots are withering. In this essay, I will attempt … Read more