Greetings dear readers.
It has been really encouraging of late to see the number of visitors to the site continuing to grow. The last few blog entries on the question of historical evidence outside the New Testament for the existence of Jesus in particular have generated a lot of interest – the site stats show that the interest was far greater than is indicated by the comments alone. If you’re a regular reader/listener, or if you’re a newcomer who likes what’s here, please make sure you spread the word. Also make sure you tell people that you can access the podcast via the iTunes store. Under the podcast category, just search for the title “Say Hello to my Little Friend,” or search Glenn Peoples in the author category.
Here’s an update on what’s going on at the moment. The podcast has been quiet for a moment, but it’s about to roar into life again. As some of you will know, Alvin Plantinga recently retired from his position as the John O’ Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. Prompted by this turn of events, the next episode will introduce listeners who have not yet had the pleasure to one of Plantinga’s most important contributions to philosophy of religion and epistemology – and to philosophy in general, actually, namely the concept of properly basic beliefs and the way that at least some religious beliefs may function as properly basic beliefs. If that sounds dull, trust me – it’s not. I’ll start putting that episode together tonight. I’ve been a little distracted from this over the last couple of days as my wife has been in hospital, but fortunately it looks like all will be well.
As I mention from time to time, I’m also preparing for my approaching trip to the UK to speak in Oxford. For more about this (if you haven’t seen it before), details are here, and if you want to get involved and help me get there, that would be greatly appreciated!
I’m trying to seek out other possible speaking opportunities while I’m in the area too. I’m making contact with the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics to see if they’re interested in a visiting speaker. It would be great if that could take place, so here’s hoping. Here in New Zealand too I’m open to speaking opportunities on a whole range of subject areas.
Also, as I mentioned not too long ago, I’m venturing into starting up an online peer reviewed philosophy journal called The Philosopher’s Stone. Right now I’m assembling an editorial board for this journal. The role of that board is simply to peer reviewed articles that are submitted for publication, or locate someone who would peer review the article. If you’re suitably qualified and think you might be interested, please get in touch.
And that’s all I can tell you for now without having to kill you. Take care out there, kids!