Writings

Do We Believe in Minds Simply Because We Don’t Know Enough About the Brain?

As a Christian believer, I am a “dualist”; I identify the brain and mind (as well as the body and soul) as two distinct entities and realities. “Dualism” describes mind and matter as two separate categories of being; neither can be reduced to the other in any way. If non-material …

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Why New Testament Miracles Shouldn’t Disqualify the Gospels

Many critics point to the presence of the miraculous to make a case for late dating. Surely the miracles are works of fiction. If the gospel accounts were written early, eyewitnesses to the life of Jesus would have exposed these miracles as fictitious, right? Much of this critical analysis comes …

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Stop Using the Term “Fetus”

Several years ago, I tweeted an article in LifeNews entitled “Three Terms Pro-Lifers Should Avoid That De-Humanize Unborn Babies.” The author, Kelsey Hazzard, made an excellent point about our use of words when arguing for the pro-life position. Hazzard argued that the terms, “first days/weeks/months of life”, “rapist’s child”, and …

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Do Cases of Brain Damage Prove We Don’t Have Minds?

As a Christian believer, I am a “dualist”; I identify the brain and mind (as well as the body and soul) as two distinct realities. “Dualism” describes mind and matter as two separate categories of being; neither can be reduced to the other in any way. If non-material minds truly …

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