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House Rules (Part One)

Everyone knows when you play a board or card game at someone else's house, you are subject to different rules. You better find out if you automatically have to take a jump in Checkers. It can come back to bite you if you don't. Do you have to play a if you are able to, or can you snag a…...

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Your Weekend Worldview Reader

  Here's Your Weekend Worldview Reader with links to articles, essays, reviews, & videos I consider to be interesting or important from a biblical worldview. Join me on the first & third Friday every month as I discuss topics from the post with Carmen LaBerge on My Faith Radio around 7:40AM (EST).     ⊕  Cruella, Empathy, and the Power…...

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Philosophy, Humanity’s Best Attempt at Truth

Philosophy is humanity's best attempt at truth. The word philosophy means a love of wisdom. But the sort of wisdom philosophy takes seriously is built from the bottom up. It starts and ends with human reflection and projection. Don't get me wrong. I love philosophy. If you took a peak at my personal library you'd see a good third, if…...

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Cruella, Empathy, and the Power of Backstory

Someone once posed the most absurd example to me in an podcast interview in what seemed to be an attempt to delegitimize empathy. "If a man told us he was sad because he couldn't find his wife to kill her," he told me, "we should not empathize with his sadness." Um. Yeah. No one who isn't a sociopath would do…...

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God Knows Your Address

Most Americans celebrated the fourth of July yesterday, a fact social media could not pass over. Twitter was chirping all day Saturday about whether or not religious leaders in America should even give the slightest of head nods to the national holiday. Is patriotism a sin? First, anything can become an idol. Anything we place over our identity in Christ…...

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Your Weekend Worldview Reader

  Here's Your Weekend Worldview Reader with links to articles, essays, reviews, & videos I consider to be interesting or important from a biblical worldview. Join me on the first & third Friday every month as I discuss topics from the post with Carmen LaBerge on My Faith Radio around 7:40AM (EST).     ⊕  The Not So Odd Couple,…...

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The Not So Odd Couple, the New Atheists and the Far Right

Well, fundamentalism is as fundamentalism does. For anyone who grew up around religious fundamentalism, the secular orthodoxy of the New Atheist movement smelled oddly familiar. The two have a lot in common. The New Atheist movement wasn't even new when it started about twenty years ago. It was a campaign kicked off by Sam Harris after the terrorist attacks of…...

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It’s About Time: Marvel’s Loki and Jonathan Edwards

Time is an enigma. Dr. Suess once asked, "How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?" Albert Einstein said time is what keeps everything from happening at once. The columnist Dave Berry remarked, "Aside…...

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