What is Pascal’s Wager?

Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician and philosopher who lived in the 17th century. In his Pensees (paragraph 233) he writes what has come to be known as “Pascals Wager.” There are many blogs and video’s out there which claim... Read More


Thomas Aquinas’ Argument From Finality of Being: A Socratic Dialogue

St. Thomas Aquinas In this conversation, Brad and Sarah discuss St. Thomas Aquinas’ fifth proof for the existence of God, the argument from finality. You can read their conversation about Aquinas’ first two proofs here, their conversation... Read More


Thomas Aquinas’ Argument From Degrees of Being: A Socratic Dialogue

St. Thomas Aquinas In today’s discussion Brad and Sarah discuss the fourth way of St. Thomas Aquinas to prove the existence of God. You can read their discussion of the first and second way here and their discussion of Thomas’ third way here. Brad:... Read More


Thomas Aquinas’ Argument From Contingency: A Socratic Dialogue

St. Thomas Aquinas In today’s dialogue Brad and Sarah discuss the third of Thomas Aquinas’ proofs for the existence of God, the argument from contingency. You can read their first dialogue in which they discus the first two proofs of Aquinas here. Brad:... Read More

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Thomas Aquinas’ Arguments From Motion and Efficient Causality: A Socratic Dialogue

St. Thomas Aquinas Over the coming weeks I’d like to explore each of St. Thomas’ five proofs for the existence of God by way of socratic dialogues (read my other dialogues here). In today’s dialogue Brad asks Sarah for arguments for... Read More


Richard Dawkins: It’s Immoral Not To Abort Downs Syndrome Children

Richard Dawkins—that atheist who wrote that book on atheism—is now “seen by many, even many non-believers, as a joke figure, shaking his fist at sky fairies. He’s the Mary Whitehouse of our day.” [1] Despite his waning popularity (or... Read More


A Loving God And The Existence of Hell: A Socratic Dialogue

Note: These dialogues are contrived, obviously. I’m interested, not so much in writing a conversation as it would actually occur (real conversations about important topics are messy and almost never this brief), but one that demonstrates the... Read More


Does Evil Disprove God?   Last week I had the honor of being on Patrick Madrid’s Right Here Right Now show where we discussed, with the great Peter Kreeft, the problem of evil. Click the play button above to listen... Read More


God & Flying Teapots: A Socratic Dialogue

This is the second conversation between Sarah  and Brad. Read their first one here. Brad: Sarah. Hey. It’s Brad. Sarah: Oh, hey Brad. It’s nice to see you in a different shirt today. Green Lantern? Brad: Yes! DC fan? Sarah: Yes, actually.... Read More


What is Atheism? A Socratic Dialogue

Sarah: “I’m an atheist, debate me”? Cute/confrontational shirt, dude. Brad: Yeah, got it online. Glad you like it. Sarah: I’m Sarah. Brad: Brad . . . Aaaaannnnd now I feel awkward ’cause you’re reading the Bible. Sarah: Haha!... Read More

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