About Max Andrews

Max's graduate research is in philosophy of science and religion. His thesis is on the fine-tuning argument from cosmology and physics in multiverse scenarios. He has lectured in logic, existentialism, metaphysics, epistemology, the philosophy of science, theological liberalism, neo-orthodoxy, personhood, free will and determinism, theological fatalism, axiology, moral argument for the existence of God, various cosmological arguments for the existence of God, fine-tuning argument for the existence of God, and the problem of evil. Following his graduate work he will be completing his PhD in philosophy at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

Existentialism and the Absurdity of Life (Audio)

Lecture Audio Brief Abstract The two divisions of absurdity, subjective and objective, by all evidence, binding.  If God does not exist then man lives in Bertrand Russell’s world of scaffolding despair.  Man is merely the product of pointless cause and effects with no prevision of the ends being achieved.  All the labors of the age, […]

Friedrich Nietzsche was NOT a Nihilist

It would be an appropriate evaluation of Nietzsche to state that his mere calling for the übermenschis a teleological claim.  To call for redemption of something and to set a standard model is a purposeful and meaningful proclamation.  The desire appears to be motivated by the very thing Nietzsche is often accused of, nihilism.  Nietzsche was in despair […]

Existentialism, The Knowledge of God, and The Task of Theology

The knowledge of God, it is claimed, comes to us as a gift, and to indicate its distinctiveness by the word ‘revelation’ is  simply to remain true to the phenomenological analysis of belief in God, for such belief testifies that it arises through God’s making himself known to us, rather than through our attaining to […]

Neo-Darwinism

Evolution has many meanings. (For more please visit Sententias.org.) Change over time Evolution of the cosmos Evolution of living things Evolution of culture, technology, etc. Changes within existing species Morphological (anatomical) Genetic (change in gene frequencies) Common ancestry Within a species Descent of all species from a common ancestor Darwinian evolution Darwinism: Descent with modification through unguided processes […]

Why Every Christian Must Practice Epistemic Humility

There are three primary categories for virtue the Christian/theist will affirm.  The first are the transcendental virtues: truth, beauty, and goodness. The second set is the theological virtues: faith, hope, and love/charity.  Then there are the four cardinal virtues: prudence, courage, patience, and justice.  It’s my belief that every Christian must practice epistemic humility.  What is that? […]