Category Archives for "Philosophy"

Considering the idea of a Biblical Worldview

The concept of a Christian worldview is fundamentally simple, but its implications are profound. There are a modest number of foundational assumptions necessary to view the world from a Christian perspective. Beyond that the task is to seek, as C.S. Lewis wrote, to “Think Christianly” in applying biblically grounded principles and reasoning to these foundational […]

Revisiting 2014…aka another top 10 list.

A little while back I had a fan of Faith on View message me on Facebook asking me to once again post regularly on Faith on View. Okay, truth be told it really was more of an internet friend teasing me for my failures. For those who follow this blog, they noticed that in September posts […]

Poll: Is Beauty Objective?

There is massive disagreement about the ontology of beauty. For many today, beauty is merely in the eye of the beholder. For others, beauty is an objective reality. I’ve thought a lot about this over the last year and honestly I’m still not 100% persuaded either way. I’ve interacted with philosophers thoughts on this subject. […]

Philosophy for Theology: A Scholar of Art & Religion

The last part of my Philosophy for Theology project was to discuss my own academic interests. This will certainly give readers a better understanding of what my scholarly agenda is. A Scholar of Art & Religion My area of academic interest is the relationship of religion with modern and contemporary art. In large part, I […]

Philosophy for Theology: Aesthetics and Theology

Today and tomorrow is the Intersections Art Conference at William Jessup University in Rocklin, California. I am one of the conferences plenary speakers tomorrow with a talk entitled “Artist as Theologian.” The piece below is an expository piece that was written for my Philosophy for Theology class. It is actually an expansion of an older […]

Philosophy for Theology: Virtue and Duty Ethics

This is the second piece in a four part series inspired by a course I took last year called Philosophy for Theology. This piece is on the difference between Virtue Ethicsand Duty Ethics. There are typically three different philosophies about ethics: virtue ethics, duty ethics (deontology), and pragmatic ethics (consequentialism). Pragmatic ethics is the idea […]

Philosophy for Theology: The Difference in Modern and Pre-modern Cosmological and Anthropological Presuppositions

Last semester I took a class called Philosophy for Theology. My art scholarship has been becoming more philosophical as I work on Aesthetics and I felt a I needed more philosophical grounding. So, this course was a good survey of issues that are relevant to my areas of concern. For our final rather than writing […]

Distinguishing between the Pretty and the Beautiful, Part 2 in the series On The Beautiful, The Sublime, The Pretty, and the Ugly

If you haven’t read Part 1 of this series please take a look. When I started to think about my aesthetic system, it was in large part inspired by my belief that there is an overlap between the beautiful and the sublime. I still think that is an  important part of my system. However, the part […]

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