Formulating God’s Presence and Consciousness

Apologetics, Theology

(Summary: Read my new article here).

I wrote a paper in the Fall of 2010 for Dr. K. Scott Oliphint‘s class “Introduction to Apologetics” (AP 101) at Westminster Theological Seminary. The original assignment was to read one article in the book The Impossibility of God, an anthology of atheistic articles, edited by Michael Martin, attempting to demonstrate contradictions in classical formulations of the doctrine of God (thus, proving that God does not exit). I chose Matt McCormick’s article “Why God Can’t Think: Kant Omnipresence, and Consciousness.” I discovered that McCormick’s article was originally published in the philosophy journal Philo, a publication of the Council for Secular Humanism. After writing the paper, I sent it to McCormick and, while he did not have time to read it, he encouraged me to submit it to Philo.

So, I did. And three years later, it’s finally in print, under the title (sorry), “Is Reformed Orthodoxy a Possible Exception to Matt McCormick’s Critique of Classical Theism? An Exploration of God’s Presence and Consciousness”. Read it here.

Review of Nagel in the Journal of Psychology & Theology

Apologetics, Psychology, Theology

The Journal of Psychology & Theology was gracious enough to publish my review of Thomas Nagel’s recent work Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False.

Read my review here.

Also, if you’re trying to budget your time, James Anderson‘s recent review of the same book on Ref 21 is a much more worthwhile read than mine (follow him on twitter, too). Seriously, Anderson slices and dices like no one else can. I just summarize and make generic comments.

Anderson also puts all of the back-and-forth between Nagel and Plantinga about the book in one place here.