Is ‘Mind’ Fundamental to the World?

Dr. Jonathan Schaffer recently came on my podcast to discuss his new paper, "Ground Functionalism", which can be found here. Dr. Schaffer is a world-class philosopher working out of Rutgers University. In this paper he argues for a particular theory of mind called "functionalism" whereby the mind is a concrete realization of an abstract function... Continue Reading →

Alvin Plantinga vs. Jordan Peterson

Check out my last research paper from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. I deployed Plantinga's Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism and Thomas Crisp's modified version against Jordan Peterson's Ladder of Development from his books Maps of Meaning. Listen to the podcast episode here: Find the PDF here: settecase-guided-reading-plantinga-vs.-peteson-Download Find the PDF here:

Defending Descartes’s Dictum

I've been told that Descartes's dictum, cogito ergo sum ("I think, therefore I am") was nothing more than an epic failure in reasoning. And that by this same reasoning you could demonstrate your own existence from your body odor (I stink, therefore I am). Or that all that Descartes's dictum really can demonstrate is that... Continue Reading →

Is There a God?

Is there a God? To quote Michael Scott from The Office, “If not, what are all these churches for? And who is Jesus's dad?” Boom! It’s settled. Well, not quite. The ‘God question’ is the single most foundational question you could ask. No other question carries as much potential to shape one’s entire world-and-life view... Continue Reading →

The Epistemological Spiral

Here's my research paper from Dr. Netland's Religious Epistemology course here at TEDS. My paper is a transcendental analysis of the necessary conditions of the possibility of the Inference to the Best Explanation. Inference to the Best Explanation is eminently important in our modern lives. We use it in our scientific investigations to decide between... Continue Reading →

Does Life Have a Purpose?

Does life have a purpose? Is there an ultimate meaning in life or is all this just meaningless? Is this whole show ultimately futile? After all, aren’t we just a tiny insignificant speck, on a slightly larger speck, zipping around a ball of gas somewhere in the outskirts of a mostly empty universe, doomed for... Continue Reading →

Has Science Disproven God?

In our modern world today, science is seen as king. Science has taken us to the moon, science has extended our life expectancy and cured us of various diseases- science has even given us Android phones!! Of course, the devil has given us iPhones but that’s neither here nor there! My point is that science... Continue Reading →

What is Truth?

37 Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” 38 Pilate said to... Continue Reading →

Folly’s Advice to You Whiners – A Poem

Unfair! How rude! You deserve so much better, This is not cool, dude, Time for a spittle-flecked letter! If they would look through your lens, Then they could see, You’re uniquely discriminated against, And you deserve pity. The deck is stacked against you, And if you don’t succeed, There’s nothing you could do, Everyone should... Continue Reading →

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