Daily Archives: April 11, 2012

The Resurrection of Jesus, Apologetics, and Wanting to Believe

In the comments section of Rachel Held Evans’ post, So how was your Easter…really? , hjk states the following: “Rather disappointed in the whole sermon being devoted to proving the resurrection, rather than proclaiming and explaining what the resurrection means … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Bible, Church, Holidays, Religion, Resurrection | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

A Contract with the Earth 11: Portland

For my write-up today on A Contract with the Earth, by Newt Gingrich and Terry Maple, I will highlight a passage that’s on pages 94-95: “Municipalities throughout the nation continue to take small but important steps.  No city has been … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Environment, Political Philosophy, Politics

Applicable Teachings? Eschatological Prophet and Guide

I finished volume 4 of John Meier’s A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus.  I have two items. 1.  In volume 4, Meier talks about Jesus’ attitude towards the Torah and how to apply it.  Meier believes that it is … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Rabbinics, Religion

The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships 11

In The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships, by Temple Grandin and Sean Barron, Jennifer McIlwee Myers says the following about her school days, on page 138: “One set of hidden rules that makes me nuts was the rules for gym … Continue reading

Posted in Asperger's, Autism, Social Skills