Daily Post #91

Aristotle on War: Aristotle wrote in Nicomachean Ethics that we make war so that we can live in peace. But do we? I doubt it. I think this claim implies a much too optimistic view of human nature. I think that so much of what drives various wars throughout history is greed, plain and simple.

A Great Prayer: Sometimes we are so fixed on what we want or what we envision God wants that we can veer to the right or left in our prayers. Here is a prayer that I believe is biblical, humble, and powerful: Lord, invite me/us somewhere.

Helpful Comment by Herman Bavinck for Understanding the Law in the New Covenant: “The Reformed insisted that for the believer, only the curse of the law was abolished, not the law itself” (Reformed Ethics: The Duties of the Christian Life). And yes, I just received Volume II in the series for my birthday!

The Word “Friendship” in Church: While a word like “fellowship” has its place in the church because of its use in the Bible, sometimes I wish that the more ordinary word, “friendship” was used instead. I will hear a pastor say, “Come and enjoy a time of fellowship.” That is fine. That is biblical. But I would like the term “friendship” to be used more. “Come and build good friendships here in this church.” People need friends.

An Easy Way to Learn Philosophy: While no article, book, or YouTube video is perfect, Crash Course does a nice job of introducing a subject on YouTube. For example, the philosophy series of videos (Crash Course Philosophy)—all about ten minutes long—contains 46 videos. I enjoy creating worksheets for each and selling them on my online store. There is a series on sociology, psychology, and various other topics. Try it out.


Published by B.J. Condrey, PhD

Dr. Condrey holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Missouri-KC, a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in Ethics & Practical Theology from the University of Edinburgh. He is ACSI certified. Dr. Condrey writes courses and teaches Psychology, Bible, and C.S. Lewis at Enlightium Academy, where he began working in 2016. He has served as a youth, young adult, and small group pastor in the local church, and currently teaches Ethics at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has a book published by Wipf & Stock (Breaking Ground) along with other publications. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and writing, spending time with his family, traveling, trout fishing, family hikes, and drinking coffee! He is passionate about helping young people construct a biblical worldview so that their faith involves both the mind and heart. He has been married since 2009 and has two children.

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