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Determinism

My Nine Eleven

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 11.11.2013 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

God, why would you let this happen? It does not make any sense. He could have run home to his family, but ran into the building instead. He laid his life down for the world, and I just watched. Why?

Science's Sacred Cows (Part 3): Determinism

Dave Pruett | Posted 03.25.2013 | Science
Dave Pruett

Today we ring the death knell for determinism, the collateral damage of two revolutionary scientific developments of the 20th century. Let's review them in reverse historical order.

Why My Evangelical College Shouldn't Do Away With The Philosophy Department

Jesse James DeConto | Posted 03.25.2013 | Religion
Jesse James DeConto

If you want your students to know Jesus, you might start by looking for things that Jesus said he cared about, like learning to love your neighbor. Because that's what happened in philosophy classes when I was at Cedarville.

Made In The Image of God: Human Value And Genomics

Dr. Denis Alexander | Posted 03.12.2013 | Religion
Dr. Denis Alexander

To see where the clash comes from, we first need to understand the revolutionary nature of the Imago Dei idea in its original context in the texts of Genesis.

New Year's Resolutions: Fate Or Fortitude?

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 02.29.2012 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

If God wanted something to happen in our lives then it would, right? So the effort we put into our goals is only possible to a certain extent -- or so we may think.

The Conspiracy Against Free Will

Paul Pardi | Posted 10.02.2011 | Religion
Paul Pardi

As far as science is concerned, free will is tricky. Most of us seem to think that we, at least some of the time, face genuine choices and are responsible for the decisions we make.

Is Free Will A Mystery?

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 09.13.2011 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

The challenges of speaking clearly about deep mysteries, however, are not arguments against their reality. We must not insist that our imperfect knowledge nets capture all truth.

Are Our Actions Predetermined in Time?

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

To learn a different response or have a genuine choice about what I do, I must be in 'present time' and I must change the way my situation 'occurs' for me