Friday, February 1, 2013

Philosophical Friday: Miracles and "Natural Law"

Last week I made the point that since Scripture presents God as constantly upholding the created order, one could legitimately question whether a Christian should ever speak of the “natural world.” While we may speak of visible and invisible realities, we should never fall prey to the notion that the visible world is removed from the sustaining providence of God.

This naturally (ahem) leads to a discussion of “natural laws”

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Notes on Jeremiah 3:6-6:30

Israel’s Sinfulness
·      The most common imagery of Israel’s sinfulness is that of spiritual adultery/harlotry (3:6-10 [cf. Ezek. 16:46; 23:1-11]; 3:20; 4:30-31; 5:7-9).
·      Another common theme in this section is the prideful rebellion and stubbornness of the people (4:3-4; 4:19-22; 5:11-13; 5:19-29; 6:10; 6:16-21; 6:27-30).

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Traditional Conservativism, Conservation and Climate Change

The modern spectacle of vanished forests and eroded lands, wasted petroleum and ruthless mining, national debts recklessly increased until they are repudiated, and continual revision of positive law, is evidence of what an age without veneration does to itself and its successors.
Russell Kirk, The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot
One of the primary purposes behind my periodic posts about the nature of conservativism has been to show far far afield what commonly passes for conservativism has strayed from the roots of genuine conservative thinking. There is no issue which more clearly demonstrates this drift away from true conservative principles than the issue of climate change.