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The Beauty of Jesus Christ (Reposted)

Posted on Apr 19, 2014

For Easter weekend, a reposted entry, originally published on May 2, 2009:

God is good, and his goodness is shown more clearly in the strong beauty of Jesus Christ than in any other way.

“Beauty” is not a word we generally apply to men, but this post (redated and reposted here) was originally an introduction to a series I did some time ago on the beauty of the entire Christian faith, and the Christian way of thinking. Mathematicians speak of and see beauty …

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Migration Complete (Again)

Posted on Apr 19, 2014

Commenting is available (again).

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Migrating Servers Again

Posted on Apr 17, 2014

For obvious reasons, I’m migrating to a new web host. During this period I will have to disable posting of new comments, because they wouldn’t be transferred to the new server.

I extend my sincerest apologies to you for the long downtime and the continue interruption in the discussion.

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Bluehost Downtime: How Not To Manage a Corporate Crisis

Posted on Apr 17, 2014

After 28 Hours of Bluehost Downtime

Bluehost-hosted VPS websites including this blog have just come up after having been down for more than a day. This is huge. Many of their customers—not me, but many—depend on their websites for their livelihood. Real people are being really hurt.

Bluehost’s response has been an interesting case study in crisis management, and how not to do it.

(I wrote this post around 3 pm, but I couldn’t post it, obviously, until the site came back up.)

One of …

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Some Serious Thinking On Evolved Morality

Posted on Apr 16, 2014

We’ve been discussing the moral argument for God here lately in a two-part short series, where I introduced this version of the argument:

AB1. We cannot know whether any action really is right or wrong unless right and wrong are real. AB2. We know that some actions really are right and others are wrong. AB3. Therefore (AB1 and AB2) right and wrong are real. AB4. If there is no God, then right and wrong cannot be real. AB5. Therefore (AB3 and AB4) there …

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Truth Revolution: Reasoning With the New Atheism (Podcast)

Posted on Apr 13, 2014

My interview with Jeff Piepho and Dave Waggoner of Truth Revolution was broadcast this morning, and is available now for listening live. We talked for more than half an hour on the book I co-edited, True Reason: Confronting the Irrationality of the New Atheism (see the sidebar) and on Ratio Christi. They’re great interview hosts, and it was a really enjoyable conversation for me. Check it out!

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Discovery Institute Summer Seminars: Free (Really Free)

Posted on Apr 13, 2014

Free, as in really free: Discovery Institute summer seminars for students! You have until Friday to catch the opportunity. Check out their informational flyers: programs onC. S. Lewis and Intelligent Design!

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No, I Don’t Consider It That Kind of Game

Posted on Apr 09, 2014

I don’t expect anything I write here to change JT Eberhard’s mind about me or about Christianity. I just want to wonder out loud which of his values and beliefs he thinks he is expressing in this blog post.

Values With Respect To Other Persons

The title of the blog post is “Tom Gilson wants to play with me.” That’s a baiting and belittling approach. Using profanity while purportedly carrying on reasoned discussion. Assuming throughout that “reason has jumped ship” among Christians—a dehumanizing assumption. …

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New Blogs

Posted on Apr 09, 2014

 

This list was one that I had kept for a long time, with the failed intention of featuring some of these posts in “New Blogs for the Year” blog posts. I had it stored in a future-publish state, which arrived today. I leave it up here without further comment. I ran out of time to do the features I had intended to do, and I’m still not able to do it today, but I think there’s a good chance you’ll find a good link …

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