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  1. I love it Calum. I’ll probably write some articles during half term. Are we still planning the homeless help thing during half term?

  2. Wow calum, this is amazing 🙂

  3. Excellent site. 🙂

  4. wow this is awesome hun. 😀

  5. Philippians 1:3
    Your faith is amazing, such an encouragement.

  6. Its A Wonderful Site 🙂
    x

  7. gd stuff Calum
    well done on the offer for oxford btw

  8. I love Calummmm.

  9. Aaron waz ‘ere

  10. wow! go u! ur site is so pretty!!!!!!!!!!
    and very professional…

  11. This looks great Calum 🙂

  12. Very nice Calum, get some more articles – REALLY GOOD

  13. A nice thoughtful and intellectual site, Calum.

  14. I think your website is awesome! I appreciate that it’s well written, thoughtful and accessible. Also, it’s inspiring that it’s been written by someone my age and it helps me defend the faith. 🙂

  15. calum calum calum – you had me until the very last word. The gender exclusivity of it seems to contradict your tone throughout and while it might seem inconsequential, it is tiring to constantly confront implicit and insidious sexism within theological circles of doscussion. Given that you worked really hard to redefine certain terms, and rethink their usage and misappropriation, it was a little diappointing to have such a fine article end on such a dour note (even if it was a paraphrase). 🙂
    Okay – now that my critique is out of the way… good work. You raise some really interesting points and you articulate them thoughtfully. A tangent you might be interested in exploring would be ideas around humanity being co-creators with God (look into Dorothy Sayers). Great stuff on the Kingdom of God and its outworking (the now and the not-yet) and the idea of heaven colliding with earth – i would like you to explore in a little more depth the actual praxis of these ideas (Micah 6:8 and what that means in practice), and the ideas surrounding the new heaven and the new earth maybe with some reference to Revelation (with a new spin on old fundamentalist literal teaching of course!) And of course what this article really needs as a follow up is the inevitable discussion of hell, which i very much look forward to reading!! Well done!

  16. and apologies for my typos (what did i always say to you guys in class – proofread proofread!!)

  17. You approach the issues with what seems like an open mind but I just feel you are probing towards theortical logical being overridden by the practicality of a situation

  18. Ecclesiastes 5:12 xx

  19. Great article on Christian eschatology. Came to this site via your Facebook front page via the Delirious discussion… thanks for your comments. I am trying to live out this eschatology in the here and now as vicar of a small congregation, and it is good to see robust theological thinking going on that I don’t have the time to do!
    Kevin

  20. Calum this is such a great idea, I can only apologise that I have not visited before, my new reading amongst other things will be every article on here 🙂

    I have some questions of both an academic and devotional nature but once I have read these I will be in contact and ask you, I do not wish to ask away until I have read your stuff as some of my questions may be answered. xxxxxx

  21. Can god create a stone which she/he/it cannot lift?

  22. How can we prove/disprove that prayer works?

  23. your articles are surprisingly addictive, nice one

  24. Hey Calum Miller, its Champe from the unbelievable page.

    I would like to know what you think about the argument advanced for intelligent design based on the information encoded on the longitudinal axis of the DNA molecule. I’m curious as to why some theistic evolutionist are not pro-ID when there exists such compelling evidence. (I’m assuming you’re one of those, because I heard you comment once that you were not a fan of ID). I’m really genuinely curious.

    Champe. .

  25. wow Great page – love it
    nice to see that there are still young and very inteligent ppl. arguing for god

  26. Hi Calum!

    Calum vs. Kalam? Intriguing. There’s a new book coming out that opens with dueling entries on the Kalam argument, the book is titled, Debating Christian Theism, edited by Moreland, Sweis &, Meister, and if you download the free Kindle app to your computing device you can obtain that debate chapter for free as part of amazon.com’s free kindle sample.

    I arrived at your site because I listened to your interview/debate with my friend Chris Hallquist on Unbelievable.

    I am, for want of a better term, an agnostic, and an ex-conservative Evangelical Christian, and find that philosophical argumentation involves too much flexibility, ingenuity, too many assumptions, while vagueness and lack of knowledge is far more common and more clearly evident than the so-called “answers” apologists provide, and I use the word “apologists” in the widest sense possible. .

    What appears quite clear to me at least is that a word does not equal a thing. A map does not equal the territory. A model does not equal reality. Yet that’s all we have to work with, these semi-exact, but also semi-vague things. Even mathematics is a model and not necessarily equal to reality. No doubt philosophers are quite proficient when it comes to working with words, quite a flexible workout with words in fact, no matter which side of the question one is on.

    But who knows for sure what “things” are–in all their “thingyness?” What “reality” is–in all its “reality-ness?” Or what “time” is–in all its “timey-wimey-ness?’

    True we are able to see this cosmos, but according to cosmologists we are blind to most of it (dark matter, dark energy). And we are blind to most of the cosmos in another way as well since we can only see to the furthest stars that are visible to our instruments, and there could be stars further than those due to an early expansion of our cosmos when matter and energy traveled faster than light in all directions. That expansion phase would leave most of the galaxies and stars invisible to us, i.e., beyond reach of our instruments to detect since the light from such objects travels only as fast as light travels today, so it hasn’t reached us yet! In fact some cosmologists go further, and declare the actual sized of our cosmos is unknown and could be infinite.

    Neither can cosmologists tell us what existed prior to the Big Bang. They have only the vaguest of hypotheses.

    Neither do cosmologist agree as to when or how the cosmos will end. There are multiple theories, from Heat Death to Big Rip, Endless Oscillation. It’s even possible that a New Big Bang could appear unexpectedly inside our own cosmos.

    Cosmologists and philosophers are also still debating what “time” is. Some philosophers claim we can’t truly comprehend it or explain it, while others doubt its very existence.

    Oh, but William Lane Craig knows all about the cosmos, God, time, eternity, and specifically how to avoid eternal damnation. Bully for him.

    I suggest a bit more humility in light of all the questions mentioned, including those raised in the works below,which seem to suggest that philosophy is far from being an answer machine. It’s more like a question raising machine. Read the TITLES of the books below, or read the books themselves if you have the time:

    If A, Then B: How the World Discovered Logic
    Michael Shenefelt, Heidi White

    The Evolution of Logic (The Evolution of Modern Philosophy)
    W. D. Hart

    An Introduction to Non-Classical Logic: From If to Is (Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy) by Graham Priest

    Logical Pluralism
    Greg Restall, J. C. Beall

    I Am Right You Are Wrong: From This to the New Renaissance: From Rock Logic to Water Logic by Edward De Bono

    The Law of Non-Contradiction: New Philosophical Essays
    Graham Priest (Editor), et al.

    Problems of Knowledge: A Critical Introduction to Epistemology
    Michael Williams

    Labyrinths of Reason: Paradox, Puzzles, and the Frailty of Knowledge
    William Poundstone

    Knowledge and Its Limits
    Timothy Williamson

    The Evolution of Reason: Logic as a Branch of Biology (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Biology) by William S. Cooper

    The Roots of Reason: Philosophical Essays on Rationality, Evolution, and Probability by David Papineau

    Walking the Tightrope of Reason: The Precarious Life of a Rational Animal by Robert J. Fogelin

    Vagueness (Problems of Philosophy)
    Timothy Williamson

    Not Exactly: In Praise of Vagueness
    Kees van Deemter

    Vagueness and Degrees of Truth
    Nicholas J. J. Smith

    Theories of Vagueness (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy)
    Rosanna Keefe

    Holes and Other Superficialities (Bradford Books)
    Roberto Casati

    Shadows: Unlocking Their Secrets, from Plato to Our Time
    Roberto Casati

    The Shadow Club: The Greatest Mystery in the Universe–Shadows–and the Thinkers Who Unlocked Their Secrets by Roberto Casati

    Possibilities and Paradox: An Introduction to Modal and Many-Valued Logic by J. C. Beall

    A Brief History of the Paradox: Philosophy and the Labyrinths of the Mind Roy A. Sorensen

    Fiction and Metaphysics (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy)
    Amie L. Thomasson

    Fiction and Fictionalism (New Problems of Philosophy)
    R. M. Sainsbury

    Theories of Truth: A Critical Introduction
    Richard L. Kirkham

    New Waves in Truth (New Waves in Philosophy)
    Nikolaj J.L.L. Pedersen & Cory Wright (Eds)

    Truth as One and Many
    Michael P. Lynch

    Disagreement
    Richard Feldman, Ted A. Warfield

    To view a longer list visit:
    http://amzn.com/w/3UHOTPR7A2NU0

    Cheers,

    Ed Babinski (editor of Leaving the Fold: Testimonies of Former Fundamentalists, Prometheus Books, 1995; and contributor of a chapter, “The Cosmology of the Bible,” to The Christian Delusion, Prometheus Books, 2010)

  27. Touche. Solid arguments. Keeep up the good work.

  28. Calum, it was good visiting your apologetical website. Feel free to visit us at http://maverickchristians.com

    It is so wonderful to know the forgiveness of all sins and the free gift of eternal life by trusting faith in God solely through His Son Jesus Christ.

  29. Hi Calum, not sure whether this is the best way to get in touch with you (I’m not on FB) but hope you read this. My name’s John, I’m from New York and I first came across you on Unbelievable. Here’s my LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-lee/73/31b/57a

    In short, I’m running a bit of an experiment this Friday at noon (EST), trying to run a one hour lunch discussion/debate on science and faith. I scheduled it last night on a few meetup groups and I’m getting a pretty good response already… here’s one you can check out: http://meetu.ps/2Q0FM2

    Across the different meetup groups I’m expecting there to be between 20-30 attendees who will be mostly atheists.

    I’m a Christian myself, but I’m a Patreon supporter of this young atheist youtuber called Olly Lennard on his channel PhilosophyTube – just discovered him a few weeks back and like his content. I’m going to email him as well to see if he’s available, but on the off chance you and Olly are both available, would you be up for a discussion with him?

    Cheers,
    John


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