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: https://anchor.fm/parker-settecase/episodes/Ep--108---Plantinga--Crisps-EAANs-vs--Jordan-Petersons-Ladder-of-Development-e12dqdm Find the PDF here: settecase-guided-reading-plantinga-vs.-peteson-Download https://anchor.fm/parker-settecase/episodes/Ep--108---Plantinga--Crisps-EAANs-vs--Jordan-Petersons-Ladder-of-Development-e12dqdm Find the PDF here:
Introducing Proverbs for Jordan Peterson Fans
As every Jordan B. Peterson fan has known for some time now, JBP is BACK! He's going to producing more content for his psychological significance of the Bible series picking up with the book of Exodus, but as that will take some time to produce, he said he's considering putting out some videos on the... Continue Reading →
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 →
Parker’s Pensées Podcast| ep. 2 – Can God Make A Dog Too Big For Him to Walk?
Can God Make A Dog Too Big For Him to Walk?
Parker’s Pensées Podcast: ep. 1 – The Ethics of Feeding Mice to Giant African Bullfrogs
Check out my first episode: https://youtu.be/wfn9weMVy6U
On Opposing Racism and Philosophical Self-Consciousness
Racism ought to be opposed, refuted, destroyed, eviscerated wherever it is encountered. Decent people everywhere must agree. But are decent people everywhere able to agree? Do all decent people hold to a philosophy strong enough to undergird their opposition to racism? Well, some do and, frankly, some do not. An important question to ask yourself... Continue Reading →
Trinitarian Mysterianism and the Triniform Universe
God is one and God is three. All Christians must affirm this truth, but is it reasonable to believe this? And is the doctrine of the Trinity actually true? Do we have any evidence for a Trinitarian God? In this, my research paper for Dr. Thomas McCall's PhD course: Trinity and Atonement (which he graciously... Continue Reading →
The Sons of Thunder Podcast Playlist
Click the link for all of our Sons of Thunder episodes on YouTube. Sons of Thunder
How to Not Be an Evangellyfish: Fifteen Theses for Using Scripture in Evangelical Theology
Here's a very brief set of theses I wrote for Dr. David Luy's course The Use of Scripture in Theology here at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Enjoy. Evangelicals know that our theology should be scriptural, that is, it ought to be somehow backed up by, rooted in, borne out of, necessitated by [or some other... 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 →
Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering?
If God’s so good, then why do bad things happen? Why would a good God allow so much pain and suffering- or for that matter, why would a good God allow any pain and suffering at all? What we’ve just stumbled upon is known as The Problem of Evil and it’s been around ever since... 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 →
One Greater Than Solomon: A Biblical Theology of Wisdom
Here's my final paper from Dr. D.A. Carson's Intro to Biblical Theology course here at TEDS. We were instructed to write a twelve page paper on a biblical-theological theme. While a full biblical theology of wisdom would be massive, I was confined- so give me a break. Biblical theology, for those who don't know, is... Continue Reading →
Intro to Philosophy Through Problems| Lesson 1: The Problem of Definition
“It is necessary with regard to the science that we are seeking that we should first address those puzzles that first arise… For those who wish to make good progress must start well; for subsequent progress depends on the resolution of the first puzzles” -Aristotle, Metaphysics Philosophy and Definition Are definitions possible? Does our language... Continue Reading →
Intro to Philosophy Through Problems| Some Preliminaries
What is philosophy? Can we even define it? Can we ever truly know what it is? Can we determine its subject matter? Does it actually tell us anything about reality or is it just a big waste of time? Why should even I care? If you’re asking yourself these questions, then congrats! You’ve already begun... 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 →