Peterson’s language is spookily similar to Lewis’s lecture as published in The Discarded Image. Peterson argues that since the Enlightenment, we have sought to force the world as a “forum for action” entirely within the subjective realm and placing science, or how we know the “forum of things” as the supreme epistemology.
Who was Adam and just how long ago did he live? Or did he live at all? How do we make sense of the historical questions surrounding the first man? All these are great questions, and Matt got to catch … Read more
What does a cinnamon roll have to do with virtue? What are the motivations that we have for being good? Just how much can we know what motivates us to be virtuous? In this podcast , Travis Coblentz and Matthew … Read more
Introduction Here, we come finally to the end of this series, though clearly not to the end of trying to understand and present the riches of faith, and how faith relates to love, hope, and wisdom. Nevertheless, insofar as this … Read more
Finances are tool that God uses to allocate money efficiently across industries, across geography, and across time. Do we have freedom to do what God wants us to do in a sever economic downturn? Listen as Matt and Travis interview … Read more
Gary talks to us about Mere Christianity and relates it to the yellow brick road. If we stay on the yellow brick road, which is the Resurrection according to Gary, then we will get to the Emerald City. Give it … Read more
We must begin our response by saying that Rich Sam’s questions (described in the previous blog) cannot be answered fully. It is possible that we are merely deluded. It is also quite possible that Rich Sam is. For Rich Sam’s … Read more
This series of blogs has been spurred by the apparent conflict between scientific styles of reasoning and faith. But we have had to do a lot of “throat-clearing,” defining terms and clarifying ideas. In this post, I’ll allow Rich Sam … Read more
Matt Burford interviews Travis Coblentz and Joel Schwartz about Christian belief. Travis and Joel are regular contributors on our website, as well as Travis being our Executive Director. Travis and Joel also do our W_ndering Toward Wisdom Podcast. Enjoy!
The work of Dallas Willard has been a great source of understanding for me in this. Willard draws from Aristotelian ideas of virtue formation to help us do this. For Aristotle, one of the key means to become a virtuous person is to do the things that virtuous people do. As Christians, if we want to see the world as the Triune God does, then we should try to do the things that Jesus did.