Wednesday, March 24, 2010

For people with an interest in thinking about a Christian view of science, there's a series of talks available online at Reformed Audio

These were given (as a bible study class) by a Benjamin Richards. I've listened to most of them, and can recommend them. Richards has done his homework, and does an excellent job.

01 - Introduction
02 - Theological Considerations (General)
03 - Theological Considerations (Specific)
04 - The Biblical Doctrine of Revelation
05 - Introduction to Epistemology
06 - Epistemology II: A Biblical Foundation
07 - Biblical Foundation II
08 - The Birth of Science: History of Interpretation
09.1 - Science and Ancient Cultures, Part I
09.2 - Science and Ancient Cultures, Part II
10 - The Death of Science: History of Western Philosophy
11 - The Science Wars and the Epistemological Crisis of the Western University
12 - Specific Objections: Miracles and Darwinism

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The politics of pornography

A recent episode of the Chalcedon podcast featured Martin Selbrede and Andrea Schwartz discussing a chapter from the book 'Law and Liberty' by R. J. Rushdoony. [1.]

A. 'The rise of totalitarianism has always been preceded by moral anarchism, and those seeking tyrannical powers over man have always worked to reduce man to a dependent position by undercutting his moral self-government and responsibility. The rise and triumph of pornography is a prelude to totalitarianism. Moral anarchy is the seed-bed of tyranny.' [2.]

B. 'Moral anarchism is used to destroy every form of social stability and order in order to pave the way for totalitarian order. [2.]

1. Chalcedon Podcast - February 24/2010
2. Law and Liberty - R. J. Rushdoony [ch. 4]
3. Noble Savages - R. J. Rushdoony
- a book mentioned in the podcast