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Met with some local ministry heads in the valley. It's great to see such a passion for the desire to bring values, assistance, and sound teaching to college campuses, particularly my home terf: UNLV. I look forward to working with these organizations both on and off site in reaching college students and addressing the challenging scenarios that confront both Christian and non-Christian alike.
I've been working hard on polishing my initial draft of The Conqueror's Tread in anticipation of seeking out a publisher. It will be a toned-down work of philosophy in service to a well-known area of practical theology: spiritual warfare. It promises to leave behind much of the difficult jargon and parsing out of the logic of various arguments in favor of a more conversational approach to the subject without compromising the philosophical rigor therein. Pray that the project lands where it ought to in service to those confused about the various tenets of competing models of spiritual warfare. And know that it will also offer up some extensive commentary on a large cross-section of biblical passages pertaining to warfare language (when used metaphorically). For me, this was one of the most eye-opening biblical analyses I've done since my doctoral work!
And, finally, the November conference for EPS is coming up soon. There, I'll be presenting my paper, "The Apologetic Value of Christian Demonology," on the first day. Looking forward to that!
"Assessing the Extra-Dimensional Hypothesis as a Christian Explanation of Paranormal Activity" (forthcoming)
"Angels: Early Theories," entry in The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Religion, ed. by Charles Taliaferro and Stewart Goetz (forthcoming)
“A New Challenge to a Warfare Theodicy,” International Journal of Philosophy and Theology, 5.2 (December, 2017).
"Christian Demonology: A New Philosophical Perspective," Philosophical Approaches to Demonology, ed. by Robert Arp and Benjamin McCraw (London: Routledge, 2017), chapter 3.
"The Implausibility of a Diabolical Theodicy" (paper read at the mid-western region of the EPS; 2015)
"A New Metaphysics for Christian Demonology: Psychodynamic Immaterialism" (Ph.D dissertation; 2015)
"Rationalism and the Historical Mind-Body Controversy," Quodlibet (Volume IV, Number 2-3; 2002).
“Concerning Theodore Drange’s Argument from Evil for the Non-Existence of God,” The Examined Life Online Philosophy Journal (Volume III, Issue 10; 2002).
On Gillespie’s Misapplication of the A-Theory of Time to the Impossibility of an Actual Infinite in the Kalam Cosmological Argument” The Examined Life Online Philosophy Journal (Volume I, Issue 3; 2000).
Can Satan Read Your Mind? (2011)
Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus (2000 - section IV reviewed by Dr. Ed Nelson)
A New Discussion on Mormonism (1989; 2008)
The Big 5 Series, Part 1: Did God Gommand Moral Atrocities in the Old Testament?
The Big 5 Series, Part 2:: How Can God Exist When There is Evil in the World?
The Big 5 Series, Part 3: How Can God Exist When There is Evil in the World? continued
The Big 5 Series, Part 4: Where Did God Come From? ... And Other Questions on Cosmology
The Big 5 Series, Part 5: Why Does God Seem so Hidden?
The Big 5 Series, Part 6: [Questions about] God and the Coherence of the Divine Attributes
Debate on "Pride: What Should we See in the Mirror?" (Sept. 29, 2018)
that occurred at the Center for Science and Wonder.
Opening Statement in Debate on "Lust: How Should we Best Own our Sexuality?" (April 2018)
that occurred at the Center for Science and Wonder.
What Is Apologetics? (2014)
Debate: William Ramsey & Michael Gobaud vs. Shandon L. Guthrie & Jordan Fishel: Which is More Reasonable: Christianity or Atheism? (April, 2011)
Q & A Panel at UNLV on "How Do You Know God Exists?" (2011)
Q & A Panel at UNLV on "How Can You Decide Which Religion is the 'Right Religion'?" (2011)
Q & A Panel at UNLV on "If God exists, why would he allow his creation to experience pain, hurt, and sorrow?" (2011)
Q & A Panel at UNLV on "If God is loving, then why did he give word to those in the old testament to kill every man, woman, and child?" (2011)
Q & A Panel at UNLV on "What is the Trinity, and how can one God be three separate entities?" (2011)
Debate: Shandon Guthrie vs. Doug Krueger: Atheism vs. Theism: Which View is More Rational? (May 9, 2005)
“Philosophers of religion have focused almost exclusively on the existence and nature of God and the nature and destiny of human beings. But these philosophers have been remiss in engaging discussions about the possibility of there being adverse gods of this world (demonic beings) despite being a doctrine that comprises a significant part of the Christian confession. This drought in the literature has left a number of questions unaddressed including:
Hasn’t science buried the demonic?
Are there any successful philosophical arguments for the existence of Satan?
What kind of being is Satan? Is he the fallen angel of lore?
Is it reasonable for Christians to say that demons are purely immaterial spirits?
Can demons causally interact with the physical world and its inhabitants?
Can demons perform diabolical miracles? Shandon Guthrie broaches new territory beginning with a rigorous defense for the existence of Satan and his cohorts. He then advances and defends a model for how to understand their nature in terms of their ontology and causal powers. No other book has attempted a full-fledged natural diabology on behalf of Christian orthodoxy. This is a must-read for anyone interested in the dark side of Christian theology and metaphysics.”