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Ayn Rand and Christianity?

Many of our friends (Christian and non-Christian) have asked about the connection between our project and the work of the novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand. We do not shy away from admitting that we draw eagerly from her philosophy—much in the same way that the medieval scholastics drew heavily from non-Christian philosophers such as Aristotle. But, just […]

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General Revelation—Do You Understand It?

This post was a collaborative effort between Ben Williamson and Cody Libolt. When someone tells you what they did, that is special revelation. When you see what they did, that is general revelation. In any relationship, there will be some of both. But many Christian thinkers seem to overlook the special-general distinction when talking about […]

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Atlas Shrugged Essay (Third Place Winner!)

The following is the essay I submitted to the Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest, which won 3rd place. If you haven’t read the book, be warned: there are SPOILERS below.  Ragnar Danneskjöld says he loves that which has rarely been loved, namely, human ability. What do you think he means? How does his position relate to […]

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How Marxist Thinking Is Seeping into the Church

“Why is Socialism Being Promoted by Conservative Christian Outlets?” That’s the question Joe Carter, at his Acton Institute blog, asks about Andrew Strain’s recent article at First Things. In his piece, Strain claims that free markets are “as mythical as unicorns,” and concludes that government intervention in the market, on behalf of “the common good,” is the […]

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Faith Is More Than Trust

What is faith? Atheist intellectuals will say that it is a substitute for reason, a way of “knowing” something to be true when there’s no (sufficient) reason to believe it–like believing in fairy-tales, or Santa Clause. Christian intellectuals–or, at least, the better ones–will insist that it isn’t a way of knowing at all; that it’s […]

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Venezuela: Why We Must “Assign Blame”

In his latest column for Townhall, John Stossel writes about the pushback he’s gotten from the left for criticizing those celebrities—like Michael Moore, Oliver Stone, and Noam Chomsky—who praised Venezuela’s socialistic policies.

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Revelation and Responsibility

One of the most important questions for the Christian intellectual is: How does the truth of Scripture relate to the truth of philosophy, or science, or history? If we put it in terms of “revelation,” it becomes: how does special revelation relate to general revelation?

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On Intellectual Adultery

Adultery is often thought of as one of the most serious of sins (and rightly so). However, one of the reasons our contemporary culture counts it as so heinous is because it is so sensual. We tend to rank sensual, fleshy, sins as more wicked than “ethereal,” spiritual, or intellectual sins.

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