Monthly Archives: September 2009

Searle v. Postmodernism: Searle 1, Straw-man 0; Postmodernism Still Standing

A correspondent asked me to comment on this, which is philosopher John Searle’s review of a book on relativism and constructivism. This is somehow supposed to reveal to us the problems with the postmodern turn. Instead, what this piece by … Continue reading

Posted in John Searle; Postmodernism, Scientism | 2 Comments

Eagleton, Radicals, and Religion

Of all the critics out there of religion in general, Terry Eagleton is one of the few who is very perceptive, honest, and smart. I don’t agree with everything he says, but in general Christians should listen to him. He … Continue reading

Posted in atheism, Religion, Scientism | 2 Comments

Tolstoy or Dostoevsky?

David B. Hart comes down on the Tolstoy side of the scale when compared to Dostoevsky simply because of artistry, Tolstoy’s ability as a writer to not only create other worlds but to accurately describe the inner worlds of his … Continue reading

Posted in Dostoevsky, Tolstoy

The Theology of Money

This looks like a great book…all moderns are believers in the practical sense spoken of here…

Posted in Goodchild, Money, Political

Faith, Hope, Love

Hans Urs von Balthasar offers these wonderful descriptions of hope and faith in his A Theology of History: “In its perfection, hope is simply the readiness of love to say yes to everything, to be available for everything, always open … Continue reading

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Short Term Thinking–Wrong for the Environment and the Economy

Here is a good article on the foolishness of Keynesianism. Not only is this short-term thinking damaging to the future economy it is ultimately damaging to the environment. As the writer notes: Our unquestioned belief that the world’s resources are … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Environment, Keynes | 2 Comments

Christian Social Agenda

Phillip Blond was at the Rome conference I attended, a year ago now. He is the special guest at this conference in Melbourne. As far as what Blond is doing in England, one can only hope a similar movement will … Continue reading

Posted in Phillip Blond, Politics | 3 Comments