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Of Guesses, Gambles and Dreams

Of Guesses, Gambles and Dreams

There is a line of reasoning—one I find quite compelling—in some Christian theologies, and it is summarized by this very simple statement: Love must be chosen. To elaborate a little bit, this reasoning is typically employed in the construction of a theodicy, a defense of God...

So Why Did the Loving God of Jesus Kill So Many People?

So Why Did the Loving God of Jesus Kill So Many People?

I don’t always agree with Gregory Boyd, but I usually do. He’s often controversial, but he’s also and always one of the sharpest tacks in the box. His blog is informal, but addresses some pretty serious topics here and there. Right now, Greg’s wrestling with how...

A Place to Start

A Place to Start

I’m not sure why this is on my mind today, but I’ve a pretty good idea that it’s because I just wrote a quick paper on book three, chapter twelve of Augustine’s De doctrina Christiana, which reminded me that Augustine was one of those folks that...

To Touch, to Hear, to Live, to Play

To Touch, to Hear, to Live, to Play

A year or two ago, I started writing a post about falling in love at first meeting. You know, you meet somebody, and in just a minute or two, you feel a connection in your soul, and you think, “I love this person.” Well, the reveal...

“Ya Got Enough Nice Pictures?”

“Ya Got Enough Nice Pictures?”

Several times, I’ve seen all but the first fifteen minutes or so of the movie Meet Joe Black. It’s one of those weird things; I’ve never seen the beginning, but every time I come in on the movie in progress, I have to sit and watch...

Faith, Belief, Reality etc. Part III

Faith, Belief, Reality etc. Part III

I’ve had a couple of recent posts about faith, belief, reality and the like, and I want to bring them toward a conclusion. I can’t say that this present post is going to follow precisely where the last one left off, but it should be close...

Schizophrenia and Reality

Schizophrenia and Reality

School is getting into full swing, so I doubt I’ll be very good at posting for the next few months, and for that matter my posts have been pretty thrown together lately anyway, but I wanted to start out with the topic of reality and belief...