Monthly Archives: November 2012

John 21: Jesus Encourages (Not Rebukes) Peter

Last night was the last meeting of my church’s Bible study group, for the time being.  We finished A Fragile Stone, Peter: Jesus’ Friend, with Michael Card. I have two thoughts: 1.  In John 21, Jesus asks Peter three times … Continue reading

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Al Gore’s Earth in the Balance 6

For my write-up today on Al Gore’s Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit, I’ll start with something that Gore says on page 179: “…men and women who care must be politically empowered to demand and help effect … Continue reading

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Did Jonathan Edwards Have Asperger’s?

In my latest reading of George Marsden’s Jonathan Edwards: A Life, I wondered if Jonathan Edwards had Asperger’s Syndrome.  Marsden does not speculate about this issue, but, as a person with Asperger’s who has read some about the condition, I … Continue reading

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Al Gore’s Earth in the Balance 5: Trade-Offs

For my write-up today on Al Gore’s Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit, my main theme will be trade-offs. On pages 137-138, Gore discusses the Third World.  Gore says that there are impoverished Third World countries that … Continue reading

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Edwards: Heaven as a Place of Growth

For my write-up today on George Marsden’s Jonathan Edwards: A Life, I’ll use as my starting point something that Marsden says on page 109: “In one notable entry, [Jonathan Edwards] again placed his longing for Sarah in its larger spiritual … Continue reading

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What It Is Like to Go to War

I watched a good episode of Bill Moyers’ program last Sunday, after I came home from church.  In it, Bill Moyers talks with Vietnam veteran Karl Marlantes, who is the author of the book What It Is Like to Go … Continue reading

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Al Gore’s Earth in the Balance 4: Clouds

A few posts ago, in writing about Al Gore’s Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit, I mentioned Al Gore’s reference to an argument that the greenhouse effect could actually lead to cooling, since it would result in … Continue reading

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