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Institutions Evolve!

I was watching ABC This Week (see the transcript for today’s program here).  I liked what Matthew Dowd said in response to Republican Congressman Peter King’s statement that “we have to look at the consequences of changing a 2,000 year … Continue reading

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Ceremony, Structure, and Mindfulness

On pages 211-212 of Circle of Life: Traditional Teachings of Native American Elders, James David Audlin talks about the importance of ceremony: “Among traditional peoples worldwide, the philosophy is, as one Grandmother put it to me: ‘Let everything you do … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Carson T. Clark on Christian Apologetics

In a recent post, moderate blogger Carson T. Clark characterizes a lot of Christian apologetics as follows: “Generally speaking I can’t stand the self-assuredness, snooty condescension, intellectual pride, defensive posturing, offensive aggression, judgmental tenor, graceless attitude, petty one-upmanship, scriptural proof-texting, … Continue reading

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A Jewish Perspective on What God Does All Day

A while back, I wrote a post that touched on the issue of what God does all day.  According to Plato, God contemplates the forms, which are ideals in heaven of which earthly things and principles are imperfect representations.  Examples … Continue reading

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Dispelling the Gloom of Evil with Good Deeds

At church this morning, the liturgy described God as one who “dispels the gloom of evil with deeds that are good.”  In my opinion, God sometimes does this himself, though many of us (including myself) wish he’d do so more … Continue reading

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