Entries by Stuart

The Nature of Science

Max Planck, a leading physicist and one of the founders of quantum mechanics, discusses one of the foundational assumptions necessary for the discipline of science.

Suffering through Romans: Part Four

In Part One of this series Stuart briefly sketched the historical and socio-cultural backdrop of the Roman Empire, its capital city Rome, and its citizens. In Part Two and Part Three was a survey of this theme in Romans within the wider of context of Pauline theology, including the origin and scope of pain. In Part Four Stuart moves on to the appropriate response to suffering in the present, with some thoughts on application drawn from this thematic exploration.

Suffering through Romans: Part Three

In Part Two Stuart surveyed the theme of suffering in Romans within the wider of context of Pauline theology, including included the origin of pain. In Part Three he covers the scope of suffering. Part Four will then move on to the appropriate response to suffering in the present, and some thoughts on application drawn from this thematic exploration.

Suffering through Romans: Part Two

In Part Two of this series Stuart surveys the theme of suffering in Romans within the wider of context of Pauline theology, including the origin of pain. Part Three will cover the scope of suffering. Part Four will then move on to the appropriate response to suffering in the present, and some thoughts on application drawn from this thematic exploration.

Suffering through Romans: Part One

In this series Stuart surveys the theme of Suffering in Romans within the wider of context of Pauline theology. This includes the origin and scope of pain, and the appropriate response to suffering in the present. Some thoughts are then offered on application drawn from this thematic exploration. Part One is an introduction and brief sketch of the historical and socio-cultural backdrop of the Roman Empire, its capital city Rome, and its citizens.

How Could a Good God Allow Earthquakes?

Compassion for New Zealand has come from the Reasons to Believe team in America. Astrophysicist Dr Jeffery Zweerink explains that the first response to tragedies like the Christchurch earthquake should be that of empathy, aid and support. He then explains that an academic question remains; how could a good God allow it? His answer to the latter is summarized with a link to the podcast.

Mondayizing Waitangi Day and Anzac Day

Should Anzac Day and Waitangi Day be Monday-ized? This year features the unfortunate coincidence that both of these holidays fall on a Saturday, thus NZ workers miss out on what would otherwise be a day off. The following is a response to the TV3 Campbell Live article on 31 January, 2011.

Stephen Law’s Super-mountain Argument: Part One

Stephen Law, philosopher and senior lecturer at Heythrop College in the University of London, editor for the philosophical journal Think (published by the Royal Institute of Philosophy), in a March 6, 2010 post on his blog issued the following argument against the existence of God. I will take the liberty of reproducing what he wrote, and then responding to it.