Epistemology

On worldview and presuppositions

"I’m sympathetic to the presuppositionalist reflex... That being said, in placing the epistemological accent so strongly on the Bible over against God’s 'general revelation' in the created order, Reformed-style presuppositionalism suffers from a degree of hermeneutical naivete. Surely, just as one never approaches the world without presuppositions, one never approaches a text without presuppositions." - John Ehrett

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The Solution to America’s Theological Salad Bar

"Americans assume that people will make the right choices and believe the right things for them given the right conditions. Human nature is sufficient to guide us into personal truth. Thus, at the salad bar of beliefs, objective claims about God or morality violate the fundamental principle that life is a salad bar, and you are the rightful creator of your plate." - LifeWay

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Science, technology, and why the west has become anti-historical

"Many people today understand science to be the only way to achieve objective knowledge. When we reject the notion that truth is available through Scripture or anything else, we are left only with the narrative of science, which assumes that the present is superior to the past and the future will be superior to the present." - Challies

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Inherited Sin and COVID-19 Epistemology

"I tend to listen to people, who, from the beginning, acknowledge the uncertainty and live in the humility of 'this is what we think we know to the best of our knowledge, but our the data are flawed, and it will change as we improve our understanding—we are trying our best.' It’s hard to get a good tweet to go viral with that though (although some manage to do so!). But at this point, we are all tired of data that doesn’t fit with the opinions we already hold." - By Faith We Understand

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Truth, Post-Truth, and “Truth by Consensus”

"Functionally, truth by consensus has stepped up to fill the void left when we, in annoyance, bade objective truth to find quarters somewhere else. How did we get here? To orient ourselves in the current climate of moral reasoning, we need a quick refresher on philosophical developments, starting with the Enlightenment." - Ref21

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