Posthumanism in Interdisciplinary Journal

Theology

(Summary: Read my new weird article)

I have received a ton of writing opportunities lately, and they have been an honor. Criswell. JETS. WTJ review. Finishing another crop for DG. It’s amazing. The topics, the content, the questions, the research, the people I’m partnering with – it’s all an amazing blessing.

But FYI, I have this super weird article that just came out in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies called “Human Self-Transcendence: Posthuman, Postmodern, or Postsecular?” It’s just the absolute weirdest. If you’re into real life sci-fi, postmodern God-concepts, or the most absolutely boring study on philosophy you’ve ever read in your life (and how they all relate), check out my article.

Also, I owe a hat tip to Winston Smith (truly one of the smartest guys I know) for this quote in the article, on how a via media is “not as a compromise for the sake of peace, but as a comprehension for the sake of truth” (bottom of p. 179). Epic quote, right?

Happy reading, ya weirdos.

Thomas Aquinas on Divine Simplicity

Theology

Summary: Read my new article on Thomas Aquinas here.

The Journal of the Evangelical Society has published a piece of mine on Thomistic simplicity. 

This article was produced out of a confusion in the conversation about God’s essence between competing models of God. Why do certain Christians locate simplicity as the lynchpin of orthodoxy? Historically and conceptually, it is bound up in Thomas’s amalgamation of Aristotle and Christian orthodoxy. I hope that readers will enjoy the article as a technical explanatory piece for the uninitiated. Read it here:

The Formulation of Thomistic Simplicity: Mapping Aquinas’s Method for Configuring God’s Essence” JETS 57/2 (June 2014): 371–403.

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.