Daily Archives: August 6, 2018

Leuchter-the punctuation mark that isn’t there — theoutwardquest

One of the things I try to keep in mind when reading the Bible in English translation is that it will include much that is not there in the Hebrew or Greek. This includes punctuation. And yet I had long … Continue reading

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Socialism or truth

Originally posted on occasional links & commentary:
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, “Murió la Verdad/Truth Has Died” (1814-15) The liberal establishment continues to mourn the death of truth. Everyone else is moving on. Every day, it seems, one or another…

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Mesopotamian Monday: Shalmaneser in Ararat

Originally posted on The Biblical Review:
Shalmaneser III (c. 858 – 824 BCE) was a Neo-Assyrian king, known for his military incursions into Syria, Anatolia, and (possibly) the Urartian kingdom. The Urartian kingdom is possible because one of the texts contains…

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Slavery by Another Name/America’s Original Sin, book reviews

Originally posted on Enough Light:
This post will review 2 books of related content, but the second review is brief. The first book was suggested and lent to me by an acquaintance. It is: Slavery by Another Name, The Re-enslavement…

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NYTimes: The High School We Can’t Log Off From

Originally posted on Clarissa's Blog:
A great article about Twitter. Everything I wanted to say about it but so much better. Finally, a talented journalist is writing for NYTimes. I guess people enjoyed their adolescence a lot more than…

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Book Review: Thoughts On Building Strong Towns: Volume III

Originally posted on Edge Induced Cohesion:
Thoughts On Building Strong Towns:  Volume III, by Charles L. Marohn, Jr, et al I had deeply mixed feelings in reading this book, as my thoughts in general on the Strong Towns movement are…

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Book Review: Economics Of Good And Evil

Originally posted on Edge Induced Cohesion:
Economics of Good And Evil:  The Quest For Economic Meaning From Gilgamesh To Wall Street, by Tomas Sedlacek I read this book because it was mentioned so often in a book I read on…

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Natural Theology as the Baptizer of Jesus: Thinking From René Descartes to an Interrogation of Natural Theology — The Evangelical Calvinist

René Descartes (31 March 1596 – 11 February 1650) philosopher and mathematician extraordinaire’s natural theology is worth reflecting on. Some have wanted to argue that Descartes’ methodological skepticism, where he doubted to the point where he thought he could doubt … Continue reading

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A woman asked me whether Hell and God’s harshness caused me to doubt Christianity

Originally posted on WINTERY KNIGHT:
A long journey through the night I was having a chat on Friday with a brilliant agnostic young lady who knew as much about Christian apologetics as I did. It was very strange because she…

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Church Write-Up: Bread of Life, the Beast of Human Ambition

Time for this week’s Church Write-Up. A.  At the LCMS church, the theme was Jesus being the bread of life, and the primary text was John 6.  Jesus feeds the multitudes but also talks about a different kind of bread, … Continue reading

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