Archives for Sep 20, 2012 @ 14:28

The New Tusculum?

Cicero’s summer home, unless I’m mistaken, was Tusculum. This Italian village seems intent on turning the whole village into a haven for philosophers: CORIGLIANO D’OTRANTO, Italy — Socrates, Plato and Aristotle are the new unlikely heroes of a remote Italian town where local authorities are promoting philosophical thinking for a better way of life. A [Read More…]

It’s Uncivil

From Scott F. Aikin and Robert B. Talisse: There is a difference, in public discourse, between what is true and what is civil, or what equality thinks appropriate. The issue here is about how the Christian participates in the State. We noted above that the main function of public deliberation is not to prove that [Read More…]

Does the Universe Need God? (RJS)

Sean Carroll, a theoretical cosmologist at the California Institute of Technology has an article Does the Universe Need God? in The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity edited by J. B. Stump and Alan Padgett. Sean Carroll’s article has also received a bit of press lately. I was sent links to an article by Natalie Wolchover [Read More…]

Turbulent Waters in the Church

That last fifty years or so has seen an area of deep and troubling turbulence in the church, and the turbulence revolves around one question: What is the church? Or, perhaps, Where is the church? From the Jesus movement of the 60s to the spiritual gifts movement under Ray Stedman to the church growth movement [Read More…]