Monthly Archives: April 2008

That Really Stinks!

I was reading through the blog, Asperger Square 8, and I read some experiences that made me think, “That would really stink!” Bev, who is the author of the blog, says the following in her article, Autistic Superpowers: Invisibility: “I … Continue reading

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Righteous Warrior, by William A. Link

I recently finished William Link’s Righteous Warrior: Jesse Helms and the Rise of Modern Conservatism (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2008). I’ll be taking it back to the library tomorrow, so I want to write about it while I still … Continue reading

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Desperate Housewives: Bree’s Faith Life

In a recent post, I said the following: “I’ve often complained about the entertainment industry’s anti-religious slant. So many times, it depicts religious characters as kooks. I think of Bree on Desperate Housewives. She is probably the only character on … Continue reading

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Watching 7th Heaven with Asperger’s

A lot of times, when I watch shows, I can read people’s facial expressions. That’s probably because they make the expressions so obvious that they’re hard to miss: they exaggerate them. And then there are times when I detect that … Continue reading

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Eli Stone: Turning a Motif On Its Head

I know it’s late, but I want to comment on the season finale of Eli Stone. One of the subplots went like this: Toby from The West Wing (only, here, his name wasn’t “Toby”) came to Eli and wanted his … Continue reading

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Some Loose Ends on Religious Pluralism

I just want to add a few more thoughts on More Than One Way? I didn’t know where to fit them in my other posts, so I’ll put them here. 1. Geivett/Phillips respond to accusations that they are proof-texting. That … Continue reading

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Geivett/Phillips’ Exclusivist View

Today, I’ll point out some interesting things in Part 4 of Zondervan’s More Than One Way? This section presents the exclusivist view, the belief that only those who hear and accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ can be saved. The … Continue reading

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Alister McGrath on Religious Pluralism

I finished More Than One Way? last night, while I was watching my Moses marathon. Today, I will touch on Alister McGrath’s essay. McGrath basically argues that the religions are different, so we can’t affirm that they’re all saying the … Continue reading

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Antonin Scalia: "Get Over It!"

60 Minutes has a good profile of Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia. Scalia says that the court owes no one an apology for what it decided in Bush v. Gore. He also points out that Gore was the one who … Continue reading

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Moses Marathon Awards

Well, I’ve just completed my Moses Marathon. As Cecil B. Demille’s Ten Commandments soundtrack plays in the background, I am about to award the Moses Marathon awards. My choices were hard to make, and they will probably be different next … Continue reading

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