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Month: November 2011

A Taste of New Mystery: Thomism and Intelligent Design

A Taste of New Mystery: Thomism and Intelligent Design

My post on Plantinga raised an old question again: is Intelligent Design poor theology, poor metaphysics, as certain Thomist theologians/philosophers think it is? Specifically, does it “give the game away” to naturalists/materialists by conceiving of the world in a mechanistic sense, making God a tinkerer in his creation? Does it misconceive who God is in relation to himself and to his creation? I don’t think it does, or at least, I don’t think it has to. It still puzzles me…

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“Singing Hymns to Gravity”

“Singing Hymns to Gravity”

I thought you might enjoy this, from Tom Graffagnino: Stephen Hawking has been talking, Hawking Faith in what’s unseen; Rub the lamp and there you have it! We can see just what he means! … Watch!….. Spontaneous Creation! All from Nothing like we thought… “POOF!”…… String Theory’s “multiverses” All strung out in Godless Noughts. Mental prestidigitation, Such Enchantment! Come and see! One more nabal-istic missile Launched through human history. Scientism’s ekklesia Heed the rebel spirit’s Call! Magik Gravity in action……

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If Christianity Is Your Religion, Don’t Thank God for the Cross

If Christianity Is Your Religion, Don’t Thank God for the Cross

If Christianity were my religion, I wouldn’t thank God for the Cross. But it’s not my religion, and on Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S. tomorrow, I will be giving God all the thanks I can give him for the Cross of Jesus Christ. I know I need to explain that, and I will. First I’ll need to clarify what I mean about “my religion.” Choosing Our ReligionsWe live in a world of religious pluralism. A recent Gallup poll says…

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Two New Features

Two New Features

Thanks to a user’s request and a timely software update, you have two new features available to you here at Thinking Christian: Print Friendly: print only what you want Improved email subscriptions. Sign up in the sidebar or beneath the combox to receive new posts and/or comments in your mailbox. It comes to you an optimized reading format on your preferred schedule (immediate, daily, or weekly). You can cancel any time, in case you’re wondering—but why would you want to…

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