The Electronic Student: Focus

From First Thoughts

Why study the Bible on computer? I’ve written previously about significant negatives associated with electronic study, especially Bible study. I don’t find it especially conducive to prayer and worship; it doesn’t draw me quickly into a sense of fellowship with God. Now I’m . . . . Continue Reading »

The Electronic Student, Part 1

From First Thoughts

If learning is the key to human flourishing, then the age of electronics ought to be our long-awaited golden age of social renewal; for when in history have we had so much knowledge right at our fingertips? You’re not buying that, I can tell. Here I am kicking off a multi-part series on . . . . Continue Reading »

Atheism, Ideology, and Behavior

From First Thoughts

On video: Richard Dawkins with Bill O’Reilly.There is much that could be said about this, but I will stick with one thing, based on discussion at about the 2 minute mark:When atheists insist that atheism does not drive behavior, and then then campaign on behalf of atheism, ridicule religion . . . . Continue Reading »

Pro-Choice Determinism

From First Thoughts

Sam Harris devotes eleven pages or so in The Moral Landscape to denying that human free will exists, because physical determinism governs every event. Sam Harris says he is pro-choice. I was wondering if anyone could explain that for . . . . Continue Reading »