Tag: Supernaturalism

Episode 17: ‘The Other Worldview,’ and How Jesus is So Much Greater Than You Knew

The Thinking Christian podcast is back! I’m returning with thoughts on Peter Jones’s excellent 2015 book The Other Worldview: Exposing Christianity’s Greatest Threat. There are just two worldviews, says Jones: Oneism and Twoism. Of course these two have different manifestations. “Twoism” is Jones’ term for the view that reality...

Dallas Willard on Christianity, Magic, and the Supernatural

Dallas Willard, professor of philosophy at the University of Southern California, asks this question in his excellent book Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship With God: How does a life in which one speaks the creative word of God differ from a life of voodoo, magic, and superstition? Here...

Explaining Souls

In response to one part of a comment from Geoff Arnold: Geoff, the following is apparently your expansion of an assertion you had made earlier of “profound metaphysical problems” with the existence of the soul. [The “Dan” Geoff is speaking of here is the prominent philosopher of mind, Daniel...

Four Puzzlers from Michael Shermer

Michael Shermer on why science and religion can never unite: I don’t think a union between science and religion is possible for a logical reason, but by this same logic I conclude that science cannot contradict religion. Here’s why: A is A. Reality is real. To attempt to use...