The Contrast between Christian and Buddhist Art

Art reveals much about a society or culture. It can be used to vividly portray conflict or express memorable protest. It can be fashioned to imaginatively express an ideology’s ideal or to rebelliously push against that underlying narrative. It would be an incomplete description of any time period if that culture’s art was not mentioned. … Continue reading The Contrast between Christian and Buddhist Art

A Brief Reflection on the Revelation of Creation’s Contingency

“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20) Christianity holds in tension the belief that God is both knowable and unknowable. He can be truly known, but not … Continue reading A Brief Reflection on the Revelation of Creation’s Contingency

Breeding Geldings: The Bottomless Pit of Materialist Morality

Abstract: This essay will briefly examine the nature of morality from within a strictly naturalistic or materialistic perspective and will argue that within such a framework morality itself cannot establish a reason for one’s adherence to it. Why should human beings be moral? That seems like a simple question, I mean, who doesn’t want to … Continue reading Breeding Geldings: The Bottomless Pit of Materialist Morality

A Short Story: Can you say it?

They sat outside the coffee shop together in a moment of silence, bright street lights lined their outdoor seating area,  this was their spot, this is where he’d made that decision three years ago, this is where he was now questioning it. There was a good looking couple nearby, talking sweet things to each other, … Continue reading A Short Story: Can you say it?

Against Descartes: “I Think, Therefore I Don’t Know”

René Descartes was a famous philosopher who coined the classic phrase, “I think, therefore I am.” When Descartes came up with that idea he believed that he had dumped all of his knowledge base and was essentially starting from scratch to determine what man could truly know based on his reason alone. The only way to be … Continue reading Against Descartes: “I Think, Therefore I Don’t Know”