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About jimpemberton

Christian, maverick minister, husband, father, jack of all, master of none. I pay the bills controlling production for a laboratory casework manufacturer.

Justin Taylor’s Doubts About 24-Hour Days of Creation – In Retrospect

by Jim Pemberton A couple of weeks ago Justin Taylor posted an article entitled “Biblical Reasons to Doubt the Creation Days Were 24-Hour Periods”. Since that time, many have posted articles refuting Justin’s arguments. In this article I will post … Continue reading

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Of Science and Faith: Revelation, The Concurrence of Faith

by Jim Pemberton Up to this point, I have made a case for faith based on reason. In this article, I want go back to a section of a previous article that talks about how reason is based on faith. … Continue reading

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Of Science and Faith: Revelation, The Certainty of Faith

by Jim Pemberton So what of the foundation for knowledge between the non-theist and the theist, particularly the Christian? (I acknowledge a difference between other theists and Christians because Christianity has a particularly compelling apologetic for revelation. I won’t discuss … Continue reading

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Of Science and Faith: Resuming the Series

by Jim Pemberton At this point, it’s worth revisiting some of the things that I started with in this series. As a brief overview of what has been discussed: I started by pointing out that it’s important to investigate how … Continue reading

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Of Science and Faith: Series Intermission

by Jim Pemberton Between a full time job, final exams, and Christmas, I have been indisposed of late and plan to resume the series shortly after Christmas to finish this series. In the meantime, Brett Kunkle of Stand to Reason … Continue reading

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Of Science and Faith: The Scientific Method, Limitations

by Jim Pemberton In the previous article I stated the scientific method in probably its simplest terms. I also stated it in probably its best light. In this article I will turn the tide and discuss some of its limitations. I’m … Continue reading

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Of Science and Faith: The Scientific Method, A Positive Look

by Jim Pemberton We often hear about how science is based in reason, but we aren’t often taught precisely how this works. We know something of the scientific method, but we don’t know how it relates to logic. We only … Continue reading

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Of Science and Faith: Deductive Logic

by Jim Pemberton In discussing science and faith, the word “reason” is often bandied about without much to say as to what it actually is. Those with any education in philosophy know of the three laws of logic and how … Continue reading

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Of Science and Faith: Natural Theology

In the last article we discussed faith based on reason from the teaching of Augustine. It follows as to ask what the relation is between faith and reason. For this we will jump ahead in time from Augustine to Thomas … Continue reading

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Of Science and Faith: Faith and Reason

Augustine’s Two Streams of Faith Scholarly analyses of Augustine tend to differ widely. These can be distilled down to two significant streams of thought. The first is a famous quote of his, “Crede, ut intelligas.”1 It is an admonition to … Continue reading

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Of Science and Faith: Revelation

In the first article, I talked about the idea that we need to ask how we know something that we claim to know. In the last article, I talked about how Christians believe that there is more than one kind … Continue reading

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Of Science and Faith: Substance

In this series I am discussing a few key philosophical categories. Last time, I discussed epistemology. At the end of that discussion I brought up the idea that God is of a different stuff than the created world. The philosophical … Continue reading

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Of Science and Faith: How Do We Know?

Introduction It was said by theologians in the Middle Ages that philosophy is the handmaiden of theology. It is recognized that philosophy generated religious movements and Christian theology, in particular, was forged on the anvil of clashing philosophical movement. While … Continue reading

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