Month: February 2017

Christian Mindset, Bible, Christianity, Mindset, Philosophy, Spiritual Life

Jordan Peterson and the Psychology of Redemption

Psychology of God Belief In his excellent talk on the psychology of redemption in Christianity, Dr. Jordan Peterson explains how the Christian vision of God creates balance in the people’s minds. It does do by allowing for them to pursue an ideal without treating their own personal interpretations or reductions of that ideal as absolute …

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Writing a reference letter

To write a good reference letter, you need three ingredients: Metal A Word Processor I recommend Libre Office. The Gift of Gab As to the third, here is the generic reference letter that is guaranteed to get anybody into whatever they want to do. They probably won’t need a resume: To Whom It May Concern, …

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Growing In Grace: A Vision For Who We Want To Be

Proverbs 29:18 KJV Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. Having a vision for who we want to be is crucial for all personal growth. As a consequence, such a vision is important for spiritual growth. The Christian vision for human excellence and happiness revealed throught …

Autobiography, Book-Review, Culture, Philosophy

Hedonism, Love, and Goodness

The things that shape who we are and how we think are pluriform and sometimes mysterious. This is especially so in the age of the internet stuff that may disappear forever after you read it. Every once in away, the Internet sends it back to you. Around 2008-2009, I was quite depressed. And while I …

Contemporary Trends, Christian Mindset, Spiritual Life

Christians and contentious social issues.

Here’s my personal algorithm for dealing with social issues and political ideologies as a Christian. My hope is that this keeps people from whining and resorting to yelling and general sissiness in disagreements, even contentious ones. Always deal with people in terms of Jesus’ command to love neighbor and enemy, Christian and non-Christian. With this, …

Christian Mindset, Christianity, Spiritual Life

Mindset: All of Life Could Be Heaven or Hell


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When it comes to learning to be spiritually minded or to have a Biblical mindset, part of the process is learning to look at the present moment (as you hope for the glories of heaven) as though from the future bliss of life with God (looking back and seeing the Providences and graces which led …

Christian Mindset, Bible, Christianity, Spiritual Life

Jesus and Matthew 6:33

Matthew 6:33 Now, see first the kingdom of God and its righteousness and these things will be added to you.[1] Introduction Everybody wants to be happy and every good wandering philosopher tries to tell them how to do it. Matthew 5-7 is Jesus’ summary treatise on human happiness or how to live an honorable life.[2] …

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Scott Adams and the Six Filters For Truth

In Scott Adams‘ How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big he explains a helpful hierarchy of reliable knowledge, or as he calls them “The Six Filters for Truth.”[1] The Six Filters for Truth Personal experience (Human perceptions are iffy.) Experience of people you know (Even more unreliable.) Experts (They work for money, …

Contemporary Trends, Christianity

The psychological difficulties of being a 5 Point Calvinist

This isn’t an argument against Calvinism. Nevertheless, a doctor friend once told me that the reason he couldn’t be a calvinist any more was that it stole his hope. He could, he reasoned, have no certainty that God wasn’t simply giving somebody the apparent gift of faith specifically in order to make them apostasize and …

Bible, Music, Christianity, Culture

What did Jesus write in the sand?

When I was in high school, a buddy and I went to a concert a couple of hours out of town. We skipped school to do it. I don’t remember if we had had permission from our parents or not. Though, we must have, because we got home at like 2 am. Denison Marrs played …