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The Gospel and the Mind, by Bradley G. Green

The Gospel and the Mind, by Bradley G. Green

I just read The Gospel and the Mind: Recovering and Shaping the Intellectual Life by Bradley G Green.  I’m wondering why it took me so long. Read it: I predict you will wonder the same thing. I’ve read theories of knowledge before. I’ve never come across one that put it in such a theological and ethical light as this one does. It’s not epistemology, it’s ethics: the kind of persons we need to be in order to know anything truly at…

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Can Science Survive Dan Brown? (Review of His Novel Origin)

Can Science Survive Dan Brown? (Review of His Novel Origin)

Book Review Someone who knows something faith and science had better do it, I thought, so I guess I’ll read Dan Brown’s latest novel. Pardon my reluctance, but I knew something about Brown’s reputation as a writer. It’s called Origin: A Novel. I’d heard about it via news of his pronouncement that “God cannot survive science.” A more honest intellect might wonder whether science can survive Dan Brown. Don’t Worry, I’m Only Spoiling His Sermon I can’t explain that without revealing…

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How Would Jesus Blog? Not Like You Probably Thought

How Would Jesus Blog? Not Like You Probably Thought

Announcing the release of my new ebook, How Would Jesus Blog? Answering Online Adversaries Jesus’ Way If you could know how Jesus would blog — especially when it comes arguments with opponents online — would you want to? Would you be happy to find out there’s a better way? There is! We’ve Been Bearing With It a Long Time Mockery. Smugness. Unwillingness to listen. Refusal to acknowledge good reasoning. Self-satisfied, condescending snarkiness. This is how many of us experience the…

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John Loftus and His Hypothetical God

John Loftus and His Hypothetical God

[Update 2/6/17: This is proving to be a learning project for me. Good questions have come up in comments here and on Facebook. So at this stage I’m not seeing my original post here as a complete and satisfactory answer, but as a discussion starter instead. Some important answers may be found in the comments. Even there it’s still in process, but if you have questions or see faults in the original post, be aware that I’m open to discussion….

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So You Want An Unbiased Opinion On Christianity? You’re Piling On More Bias Than You Think!

So You Want An Unbiased Opinion On Christianity? You’re Piling On More Bias Than You Think!

Book Review: The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails. Part Two Bias To the Max Jason Long survey’s persuasion theory in chapter 3 of John Loftus’s The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails. Similar critiques apply to what I wrote about the rest of the book’s part one. But there’s one thing in particular that bears analysis. It’s the idea that you can’t trust a biased opinion. Sounds reasonable enough, right? Long puts it this way: Scholars who begin with no emotional investment in…

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How John Loftus’s The Christian Delusion Fails: Part One

How John Loftus’s The Christian Delusion Fails: Part One

Book Review: The Christian Delusion John Loftus’s Facebook page lit up recently after I answered his question about going to church. Several of his friends challenged me to dig in to the meat of Loftus’s work. I had two of his books on my “guilt shelf” (books I own that I know I really ought to read), so I dove into one of them: The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails. My conclusion: there actually is some meat here, some things worth thinking…

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Move Beyond Duality – Or Else!

Move Beyond Duality – Or Else!

Book Review I can’t remember who or what it was that led me to pick up the book Moving Beyond Duality: Enough For Us All, Volume Three by Dorothy I. Riddle. I’ve been reading it today, at any rate, and what I’m learning from Ms. Riddle is that it’s time for us all to move beyond duality; hence the name. I’m also learning the value of thinking through the logical consequences of one’s position. This is a book of moral…

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Book Review: Facing the Blitz by Jeff Kemp

Book Review: Facing the Blitz by Jeff Kemp

Where have you encountered a blitz? Think about Family of origin Childhood relationships and school Sports and athletics College and career experiences On the job/business Romantic relationships and marriage Children Friendships, faith community, neighbors Accidents and injuries Health That question and the bullet points are quoted from page 73 of Jeff Kemp’s Facing the Blitz: Three Strategies for Turning Trials Into Triumph. Jeff Kemp knows about blitzes.* He’s a former NFL quarterback, as was his dad Jack Kemp before him….

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