In my last post, I surveyed how a shift 600 years ago, away from believing in the reality of immaterial, universal qualities,
About R. Scott SmithScott Smith is keenly interested in our abilities to have knowledge of reality, particularly in the areas of ethics and religion. He also is very interested in the needed ontology to have knowledge. He addresses “constructivism,” the fact-value split, and issues with our being able to have knowledge on the basis of naturalism, postmodernism and nominalism. He also has written on the emergent church, as well as a knowledge argument and the moral argument for God’s existence. Currently, he is working on exposing and addressing the many, even subtle, influences of naturalism on western churches. He also serves as secretary-treasurer for the Evangelical Philosophical Society. Scott Smith has earned a Ph.D. from University of Southern California, M.A., University of Southern California, M.A., Talbot Theological Seminary and a B.A. from California State University, Hayward.
Last time, I explored how, biblically, God wants His people to live in a deep, intimate unity with His heart (“a hearing
I think an important evangelical legacy is its emphasis upon the authority, even inerrancy, of Scripture. Therein we find the truths revealed
Ideas have consequences, and a crucial one was made in the 14th century. Today, its implications affect us deeply, yet virtually no
Earlier, I suggested that Christian professors in the humanities have been trained into their disciplines’ conceptual frameworks. Often, this includes social constructivism,
In an earlier blog post, I argued that racism’s wrongness is something we simply know to be wrong today. But, why it
Christians & Diversity – Part 1: A Big AssumptionWhen I was in my Religion PhD program at USC, I had two vivid