Daily Archives: April 17, 2012

On People with Certain Pasts Serving in Ministry

There is controversy online about Hugo Schwyzer and his writing for the Christian Relevant Magazine.  At issue is whether or not Relevant should disclose details to readers about Schwyzer’s past, which includes domestic violence, since Schwyzer writes about women’s issues.  … Continue reading

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The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships 17

For my write-up today on The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships, I’ll highlight something that Temple Grandin says on page 231: “…I learned that I functioned for effectively [socially in the workplace] if I kept my interactions pretty simple: be … Continue reading

Posted in Asperger's, Autism, Social Skills

A Contract with the Earth 17: More on the Muir-Pinchot Debate

In my latest reading of A Contract with the Earth, Newt Gingrich and Terry Maple talk more about the Muir-Pinchot debate, which I discussed in my post, “A Contract with the Earth 14: The Muir-Pinchot Debate”. Gifford Pinchot was President … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Environment, Political Philosophy, Politics

Various Times of the Kingdom

I read Brad Young’s booklet entitled The Jewish Background to the Lord’s Prayer.  What stood out to me was Young’s commentary on “Thy Kingdom come”.  Young does not appear to think that Jesus thought of the Kingdom of God in … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Rabbinics, Religion