Profile: Martin Heidegger

“Martin Heidegger’s philosophy, along with the others, did not have any ‘hope’ to give.”

Profile: Karl Jaspers

“He bent all his energies toward the development of a philosophy that would be independent of science but that would not become a substitute for religious beliefs.”

Profile: Jean-Paul Sartre

Before we get started with our first philosopher, Jean-Paul Sartre, you need to know some of his history.

What Is Existentialism?

If you are reading this, then my introduction to philosophy did not scare you off. And if you missed my latest article then consider this forewarning that we are going to be studying the topic of existentialist philosophy, philosophers, and their own philosophies for the next month or so.

Philosophy 101

Webster’s Dictionary simply defines philosophy as:  “the study of ideas about knowledge, truth, the nature and meaning of life, etc.”  “a particular set of ideas about knowledge, truth, the nature and meaning of life, etc.”  “a set of ideas about how to do something or how to live.”

Climbing To the Upper Story

“For far too long the ‘church’ and ‘Christians’ have sat back and let the world, the flesh, and the devil have it.”

The Line of Despair

Francis Schaeffer’s definition of what he calls the “line of despair” is basically the period of time after the 1890’s in Europe and 1935 in the U.S. Before these times society was living with the notion of “absolutes.” At least they understood them, whether they had logically thought this idea through. After these times Schaeffer says that man started to think differently concerning truth.

All Things Are Lawful For Me!

Yes, ALL Things! Now this isn’t the message that I was looking to write tonight, but here it is. Like it or hate it, it is what it is. I have been digging back into a set of tapes, an album actually of Dr. Scott’s teaching on Paul’s writings in the New Testament. And I think it is pertinent that I fill you in on a point of Paul’s that I do agree with. When…

Thoughts On Prayer

Making no bones about this one, this note, or blog is totally for my benefit. These writings, help me get mind sorted out and get it around things that I have been puzzling over and thinking about. I have talked to a few people, and I am looking forward to their thoughts, and appreciate any other insight from them and others as well. So, I have been pondering and thinking about prayer for awhile now,…