Support First Things by turning your adblocker off or by making a  donation. Thanks!

The Moral Landscape (a review)

Does science have anything to tell us about the nature of morality? Could use of the scientific method help us apprehend the nature of good and evil? Sam Harris certainly thinks so as he appeals to the burgeoning field of neuroscience as the pathway to discovering objective moral facts. For example, . . . . Continue Reading »

All Truth is God’s Truth - So?

The assertion that “all truth is God’s truth” obviously doesn’t reflect a relativistic outlook on the existence or nature of truth. Those who express this sentiment truly do believe there is truth to be discovered. In a pluralistic context, however, where the epistemological . . . . Continue Reading »

Priest Squares Off with Atheists

“The question isn’t so much whether it’s possible to be morally good without religion.  It’s like saying is it possible to dig a hole with a teaspoon.  Sure, but wouldn’t you rather do it with a backhoe?”Gayle spoke with Father Thomas Williams LC about . . . . Continue Reading »

Evil and the Cross

Today we think about an event that was not only the result of evil, but also the reason for allowing evil to exist in the first place. That event is the revealing of the perfection and beauty of God’s grace and righteousness through the demonstration of both on the cross:For all have sinned . . . . Continue Reading »

Book Review: Saving Leonardo

Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault on Mind, Morals, & Meaning, by Nancy Pearcy (2010)Broadman & Holman Publishers: Nashville, TN“Today’s global secular culture has erected a maze of mental barriers against even considering the biblical message.” (15) . . . . Continue Reading »

Filter Tag Articles