Entries by Cody Knox

The world we deserve

We have this strange sense of justice buried deep within us that constantly screams out for satisfaction at all the wrongs we witness. But where does this sense come from? Why do we feel entitled to demand that these wrongs be made right, that justice be brought to the unjust? A cursory glance at the […]

How should we then vote?

Once upon a time, there was a man who wasn’t thinking about politics. But it is not this day. Today, and seemingly for time eternal, politics. The End…? Please? Yes, it is once again election time in New Zealand. Kiwis of different backgrounds and persuasions are beginning to think/not think about which boxes they will […]

Holding out for a hero

A common apologetic among Christians – here it is, in traditional syllogism: Premise 1: Person A is a Christian Premise 2: Person A is a well-respected celebrity or cultural icon Conclusion: Christianity is a reliable worldview You won’t find this argument in any apologetic textbook but, nonetheless, there are countless examples. Bear Grylls on Alpha […]

You can’t handle the truth

In 1882, Friedrich Nietzsche pronounced the death of God. In 1900, God pronounced the death of Nietzsche. In the years between, this German philosopher sought to open the eyes of the masses to the sheer pointlessness of existence using his biting, nihilistic rhetoric. In 1966, TIME Magazine’s cover echoed Nietzsche’s sentiment, albeit in question form. “Is God Dead?” […]

A mid-week meditation

A thought to think. The Bible, the norming norm of God, tells us that man is: Dead in his sins Filled with hatred for God Void of righteousness Destined for wrath Even when we look deep down for the good that pop culture tells us is definitely there, we find filth all the way (if […]

Is a young earth necessary?

Preemptive apology – Trump shall be mentioned. In some of the circles I found myself in these days, I have found just as much contempt for newly elected Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, than for the new President himself, Donald J. Trump. One American colleague went as far as to say that a […]

Foundations for interpretation

Some of mankind’s most enduring questions have been those surrounding the topic of epistemology, or the study of knowledge. What is true knowledge? Where does it come from and how do we obtain it? Are some forms of knowledge more authoritative than others?  Throughout history, man has sought to understand reality (ontology) and how we […]

Freeing inconsistency

According to philosopher, Douglas Groothuis, one of the foundational aspects of a worldview is coherency. A worldview needs to internally make sense before it can hope to stand up to external scrutiny and be considered worthy of adherence. In an article in The Atlantic, a philosopher called Stephen Cave revealed a glaring inconsistency in the […]

Jesus the Game Changer 6 of 10: CARE

This is the sixth post in a series of posts running parallel to weekly screening of the series Jesus the Game Changer on Shine TV. The influential and the marginalised. The wealthy and the poor – all are offered the same fatherly care that Jesus offers. Sure – modern society cares for the less fortunate. But is there […]