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Philosophy

 

How Does the World Hold Together?

by Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

October 6, 2021

This episode introduces the idea that aspects of reality hang together like pearls on a thread, and explains how philosophical assumptions inform and direct our everyday activities.

 

What did the Reformation do for Philosophy?

by Danie Strauss and Joe Boot

August 24, 2021

Ezra Institute Fellow Danie Strauss sits with Joe Boot in a series of interviews explaining the nature and origins of Reformational philosophy. In this segment Dr. Strauss introduces the impact that the Reformation had on the history of philosophy and the development of academic freedom.

 

A Christian Philosophy of Work

by Joe Boot

September 10, 2020

God is continually active in His created world, sustaining it at every moment. Human beings were made to worship and serve, to tend and keep God’s good creation, and our attitude toward work reflects our theology.

 

The Cult of the Expert

by Joe Boot

April 25, 2020

The tendency of intellectuals to pronounce on areas outside of their expertise is an unwise temptation that carries real-world consequences.

 

Cultivating Culture by Recovering a Christian Mind

by Joe Boot

November 15, 2019

The urgent task before God’s people in our time is the recovery of a Christian mind – most especially for those in ecclesiastical and cultural leadership. What we need is a wholesale recovery, and in some instances a fresh discovery, of what it means to think Christianly and therefore to be Christian.

 

Christian Anti-Intellectualism

by Andrew Sandlin

October 7, 2016

Intellect is God's good gift to us. To scorn or abandon intellect is to express deep ingratitude to God.

 

The Religion of Fools or the Wise

by Joe Boot

May 25, 2016

In Ecclesiastes, the Teacher lays out and contrasts the life of wisdom with that of folly. Both lifestyles are in fact thoroughly religious, and in the end, we will live in relation to God as either covenant-keepers or covenant-breakers. 

 

Enjoying Life and Giving Your Best

by Joe Boot

April 17, 2016 | Ecclesiastes 9:1-10

The basis of life and culture is the interpretive principle given to us by God in creation. We cannot derive truth from subjective personal experience.

 

Enjoying Life and Giving Your Best

by Joe Boot

April 17, 2016 | Ecclesiastes 9:1-10

The basis of life and culture is the interpretive principle given to us by God in creation. We cannot derive truth from subjective personal experience.

 

Social Justice: A History

by Scott Masson

August 19, 2014

Scott Masson gives a historical overview of how the philosophy behind the social justice movement developed in the west and now manifests itself in our culture.

 

An Introduction to Utopia

by Joe Boot

September 1, 2013 | Ephesians 1:3-14; Proverbs 16:4

Christianity is irreconcilable with any form of utopian philosophy. Since God is in charge of history, and has revealed the plan of his Kingdom reign, efforts to bring about utopia are acts of rebellion against God