God, Utilitarianism & Deontological Ethics

I have been struck by two interesting (almost certainly not original) thoughts. The first is clear and obvious: God’s law exists for our benefit. Though

Four problems with "claiming" promises

Many people seem to make a habit of “claiming” promises from scripture. Here are four major problems with doing so: 1. You can’t “claim” promises

Middle Knowledge, Free Will and the Reformed Schema

I previously outlined a theodicy which sought to integrate the Molinist conception of Middle Knowledge into a framework of compablist free will that would synchronise

Free will, sin and the sovereignty of God

I have had cause to think through issues of theodicy, sovereignty and free will of late. Specifically, I have been keen to re-evaluate how far Molinism and

Why should we bother with prayer?

If prayer is merely ‘talking to God’, what are we hoping to communicate to Him that he doesn’t already know? If God has a pre-ordained

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