Introducing the New Thinking Christian!

Introducing the New Thinking Christian!

Welcome to the new Thinking Christian! I hope you like the new look. Actually, it wasn’t primarily for looks that I made this transition, but because the software I was using up until now had become obsolete, and three-year-old promises of an upgrade have lost credibility. WordPress is a great way to go, anyway. Older posts are still where they always were. You can track them down through this entry page, or through the Google search in the sidebar, which…

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Whew!

Whew!

I should have stayed off the blog like I said I was going to. I tried installing some WordPress plug-ins, and one of them absolutely broke the blog for about half an hour. Prayer time! I couldn’t even get administrator login; I had to use an external database editor to get rid of some code, and then re-install the page theme. That has removed some of my customization in the sidebar and header, but I’ll add it back in.

And Now, a Blogging Break!

And Now, a Blogging Break!

Whew! It’s a lot of work to set up a new blog, try things that end up not working (I wanted to import the whole of the old blog stuff into this one), fix things that break along the way, and tweak it all just right. And then there were a couple of glitches in the Christian Carnival–entries that didn’t make it to me as they should have, and some that made it but that I missed by my own…

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Golden Compass Overview

Golden Compass Overview

NEW: Book discussions scheduled–scroll to the end.   On December 7, 2007, the $180 million film The Golden Compass will be released in American theaters. Emails are circulating about its atheistic origins, cautioning Christian parents not to let their children see the movie. I’ve been studying this issue, and I’ve posted several articles on it, which are listed below.   The movie is based on the first book in Phillip Pullman’s trilogy, His Dark Materials, which has been a bestseller…

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Comment Formatting Hints

Comment Formatting Hints

Use HTML tags around your text as you type it to produce formatted results: an opening tag to begin the formatted section, and a closing tag to end it, with the formatted text between. HTML opening tags have a form like this: <i>, <b>, <strike>, or <blockquote>. Closing tags are the same except they have a slash after the < character: </i>, </b>, </strike>, or </blockquote> . For italics, write your text between the <i> </i> pair For bold use…

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Discussion Policy

Discussion Policy

Welcome, and thank you for coming here to share your thoughts at Thinking Christian. We welcome respectful, thoughtful debate. The perspective I ask of writers here is that you treat others as persons, not as projects and not as foes to be defeated at whatever cost. With that in mind: The Shorter Version (If you want to know why I’ve developed these guidelines or interpret them as I do, please scroll down.) Opinions posted here are not necessarily those of…

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“Science of the Soul? ‘I Think, Therefore I Am’ Is Losing Force”–NY Times

“Science of the Soul? ‘I Think, Therefore I Am’ Is Losing Force”–NY Times

The New York Times yesterday published a full-scale assault on the Biblical understandings of mankind being created in the image of God. Their basis for this seems similar to that of a Washington Post article I wrote about not long ago. The science reported in the Times article is rather vague: it amounts to conclusions pronounced by authorities, without much supporting evidence presented. Therefore a clearly stated response is also difficult to make. The heart of it seems to be…

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Kingdom Triangle: Book Review

Kingdom Triangle: Book Review

Book Review (Update June 27: Hear J. P. Moreland discuss this book on Converse With Scholars.) I had to read twice through J. P. Moreland’s newest book, Kingdom Triangle, before I could even begin writing this review. This is not my usual experience with reviews. This book, though, is so packed with rich thought that knowing where to begin has proved to be a challenge. I’ve decided to jump straight to the easy part, which is my overall evaluation: Get…

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