Articles authored by J.P.
  • Infanticide: What are the Issues and Options

    November 1, 2010

    How should we think about the relevant ethical issues and options regarding infanticide and whether it is ever morally permissible?

  • An Enduring Self: Problems for Process Philosophy

    October 15, 2010

    The Achilles’ heel of process metaphysics is in the epistemological argument which shows that the denial of an enduring self is guilty of self-referential inconsistency.

  • Ethical Egoism and Biblical Self-Interest

    October 13, 2010

    One can affirm a biblical concept of self-interest without affirming ethical egoism. This article attempts to show how and why that can be the case.

  • Problems with Jaegwon Kim’s Version of Physicalism

    October 6, 2010

    A critical review of Jaegwon’s Kim’s “Physicalism, or Something Near Enough.”

  • What is Knowledge?

    October 4, 2010

    Christianity is not some mere faith-tradition. It is a knowledge tradition. This article explores this important fact in light of the question, “What is Knowledge?”

  • Christianity and Non-Empirical Knowledge

    October 4, 2010

    In this article, J.P. discusses how the senses are wonderful guides for providing us with empirical knowledge, but they are inadequate as guides for non-empirical knowledge. Both are genuine, both are important, and both are biblical.

  • Observations About Jesus and Healthcare

    September 11, 2010

    Jesus’ view of healthcare may not be what you think

  • Worldview and Vocation

    August 19, 2010

    How does a worldview integrate with the ordinariness of life? How should we think about our vocation in light of our worldview? J.P. explores these questions and more in this informative article.

  • Apologetic Character

    August 14, 2010

    J.P. discusses how and why the Christian in general, and the local church in particular, should aim to have a well-formed, skillful apologetic character and presence in their world.