Monthly Archives: May 2010

Staci’s Take on LOST

This is a good post on LOST because it addresses what the light was and why the Dharma Initiative wanted to study it.  I wish it had gone into more detail about why the characters did what they did in … Continue reading

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God Uses (Not Causes) Tragedies; Rich (Bummer!); Long Impression; Rabbinic Cessationism; Blowing Off Steam; Noth on DtrH; Good LOST Articles

1. William P. Young, The Shack, page 185: “Mack, just because I work incredible good out of unspeakable tragedies doesn’t mean I orchestrate the tragedies.  Don’t ever assume that my using something means I caused it or that I need … Continue reading

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The Most Controversial Part of The Shack

Yesterday, I neglected to discuss the most controversial part of The Shack.   I try to blog about something I read in a book each day, and, in my reading of The Shack yesterday, I came across its controversial discussion of … Continue reading

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In Heaven; English; Historical Fiction?; Bathroom Devotions; Textbooks?; Cross with Weinfeld?; Isaiah Responds to Jeremiah

1. William P. Young, The Shack. In The Shack today, Mack heals from his bitterness against God on account of God allowing a psychopath to kill his daughter.  This occurs when Mack sees that his daughter is happy in heaven, playing … Continue reading

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Free Will Defense; Small; Astronomical Metaphor; Computer Rabbis; Living Traditions; God, not Pharaoh; LOST Fatigue

1. William P. Young, The Shack, page 164: Mack asks an angel (or whatever she is) why God didn’t stop the murder of his daughter, Missy.  The angel responds: “[God] doesn’t stop a lot of things that cause him pain.  … Continue reading

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Was Jacob Wrong?

Here are some more thoughts about LOST.  Maybe Jacob was wrong when he believed that the light on the island was necessary to sustain the earth and the people on it.  He was wrong about other things.  At one point, … Continue reading

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Purgatory Is Created; Christian Shepard Is Virgil

Okay, here’s my LOST theory, before I go to bed! The nuclear blast that Juliet caused created a sort of purgatory—a transition to the afterlife.  This purgatory is what we have known as the “flash sideways” for this season.  Whereas … Continue reading

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Eighty Percent of Human Wisdom; Confirmation

1.  Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land, page 222: “…A desire not to butt into other people’s business is at least eighty percent of all human wisdom…and the other twenty percent isn’t very important.” 2.  At Latin mass this … Continue reading

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Marc Driscoll vs. The Shack

Today is Pentecost, so I’m not doing a lot of homework today.  I don’t want to stress out over getting everything done before 7:00, which is when the LOST fesitivities begin.  And it’s such a nice day.  It’s beautiful outside, and … Continue reading

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God’s Devotional; Openness; II Kings 6

1.  William P. Young, The Shack, page 107: “Well spoken, Sarayu,” said Papa, her face beaming with pride.  “I’ll take care of the dishes later.  But first, I would like to have a time of devotion.” Mack had to suppress … Continue reading

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