Obiter Dicta

The Military/Police Wife Paradigm

The Military/Police Wife Paradigm Asked to deliver the prayer for the graduates at my son’s M.Div. commencement at Southern, I included this sentence:  “I ask that in this terribly confused...

Note From The Author

The philosophical material formerly available on this site has been appropriated for a book project and so no longer appears here. Fresh postings in this vein are forthcoming. Meanwhile, philosophipotamus.com...

Reservations Over the SBC Bylaws-Change Proposal

Okay, here we go: An SBC bylaws change is on the table, and I’d like to offer a word of perspective as one who, in 1992-1993, was the Executive Committee’s...

Prayer for the Graduates

SBTS, May 16, 2008 This is graduation week at Southern, and I thought I’d post this prayer I was asked to offer on the occasion of Jedidiah’s receiving the M.Div....

Thanks, But No Thanks: A Word for Teetotalism

I’ve always been a “teetotaler” regarding alcohol. I was raised that way in the home of a Southern Baptist minister/professor, and I’ve never found reason to abandon abstinence (though alcoholic...

Science as Anecdotal Gerontology

Science as Anecdotal Gerontology I read here and there that the world is 4.5 billion years old, and I marvel at the science that gets one to such a conclusion. Yes,...

The Secular Philosophical Canon

Back in 1971, a philosophy professor at MIT, Judith Jarvis Thomson penned (and it may well have started with a pen back in those days) “A Defense of Abortion,” and it’s shown...