The following essays are primarily philosophical in nature, analyzing a variety of topics.
- "Aristotle on Anger"
an analysis of anger, good temper, and how virtue can be vicious
- "Bahnsen on Self-Deception"
a critique of certain aspects of Bahnsen's apologetic
- "D.A. Carson on Postmodernism"
a critique of remarks in The Gagging of God and MR magazine along with some explanation of postmodern thought
- "Inventing 'the Bible'"
a historical and philosophical inquiry into the concept of revelation and biblical interpretaion in relation the changing phenmenology of scripture as text
- "Joy Comes in the Morning: Comedy and the Christian Narrative"
a lecture presented 8 April 2005 at the Art & Soul Conference – Baylor University – Waco, Texas
- "Liberty of Conscience"
an examination of conscience as it functions within the theologies of Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, John Calvin, and contemporary Catholicism
- "Nominalism and the 'Modern'"
a genealogical narrative of the origins of the "modern" from within late medieval thought
- "Of Creation and the Freedom of God"
an essay briefly defending the thesis that God might have chosen another possible world
- "Of Derrida, Rousseau, and Wanking"
a discussion of language, supplementation, and sexuality in Derrida's Of Grammatology
- "An Ontology of Peace"
a lecture presented at La Salle University
- "A Primer on Presuppositionalism"
an overview of van Til's apologetic with some objections and replies
- "There Is Another King: Gospel as Politics"
a critique of modernist notions of the political with a positive account of biblical political theology