Deus Ex Machina

"This is the generation of the great LEVIATHAN, or rather, to speak more reverently of that mortal god, to which we own under the immortal God, our peace and defense." -Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan

David Hume’s Argument for Miracles

I was talking with a friend earlier about David Hume and we brought up my formulation of an argument for miracles derived from David Hume. That’s right. David Hume, the … Continue reading

November 30, 2011 · 4 Comments

What Makes the Scriptures the Word of God? On Form versus Subject Matter

You search the scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness to me; yet you refuse to come to me … Continue reading

November 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

Grandiose philosophical thesis for the day: Why there is a limit to human progress

Just as in geography there is a “carrying capacity” or a limit to the amount of resources a piece of land can produce; likewise is there a “carrying capacity” or … Continue reading

November 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

More Dialogues with a Muslim; On Salvation, Forgiveness, Eternal Life and Good Works

Here is a continuation of our conversation, this one is more to do with salvation and good works. Muslim Friend: hi Machina, i’ve read the verses, so from those verses … Continue reading

November 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

A Theological Dialogue with a Muslim on the Incarnation, Salvation and Church

A friend of mine was dialoguing with a Muslim when he referred him to me, recommending my “services”. Below is what transpired between us. Because it is quite long, I’ve … Continue reading

November 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

On Saints and Angels; Towards a Protestant Doctrine of the Communion of Saints and Appropriating the Graces of the Saints

O ALMIGHTY God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord; Grant us grace so to follow … Continue reading

November 1, 2011 · Leave a comment