Tom Gilson


“Hot Books”

Relevant to a recent post: David Mills wrote in the September 2007 Touchstone (not available online at this ...

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One Root of Our Problems; No, Two Roots

John Brockman, Publisher and Editor of the influential science-oriented website Edge, wrote this week: What I wrote in ...

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Paul’s Ponderings

From Paul’s Ponderings, a reminder for me of why we have discussions like we do here. It’s not ...

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Can You Become a Better Person?

(Update 12/31/07: This blog entry presents a philosophical position on ethics. If you landed here because you desire ...

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Death Threats and a Student Assaulted at Princeton (Maybe)

FIRST THINGS is reporting the story of death threats and an assault on a conservative professor and five ...

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Dog Stained Glass Clocks

Our family was gathered in the kitchen/dining area of our home, doing some general cleanup. The others became ...

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Touchstone Magazine

Magazine Review In about two or three months Touchstone Magazine will be printing my review of The Spiritual ...

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Dr. Phineas Waldolf Steel™: Saner Than He Looks?

[Update: welcome to my visitors from Encyclopedia Dramatica. I know you’re checking out this blog because someone there ...

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Compass Fading

From Kicking at the Darkness: I’m chasing the mystery. That’s a healthy response to The Golden Compass, from ...

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  • Tom Gilson July 9, 2020 at 7:24 am on Jesus Won’t Let Us Use Him for Our PoliticsYou’re not trying to be rude? Really? If you want to rewind, then begin by reading what I wrote, not by asking me to rewrite it. I've already answered that question. Repeatedly. You're honestly not paying attention. I haven't answered with numbers like you want me to, but I have
  • Shane Fletcher July 9, 2020 at 2:26 am on Jesus Won’t Let Us Use Him for Our PoliticsI'm not trying to be rude, or poke you with a stick. I'm honestly asking for clarification. I'll attempt to rewind. You: "If you know of any in recent history, though, you’re welcome to list them. I’ll be wondering whether it’s a long enough list to conclude it’s a widespread,
  • Tom Gilson July 8, 2020 at 8:01 am on Jesus Won’t Let Us Use Him for Our PoliticsDoes that mean my wondering is meaningless? Good grief, no. Wondering is wondering. How much background info does it require to wonder? Why on earth would you even ask such a question? And even if it were a halfway sensible kind of question, why would you ask without offering the

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