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Bible, Uncategorized

Brief thoughts on Eden

In Genesis 1:1-2, God creates chaos and starts to bring order into the world. In Genesis 2, the author is retelling the creation story. You can tell because Adam and Eve are made on different days, and Adam precedes the plants and animals. That’s not a contradiction any more than Jesus telling a set of …

Music, Uncategorized

Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, and Death

A few weeks ago Chester Bennington, the front-man for the genre bending group, Linkin Park died, apparently having committed suicide. When I was in high school I really loved every song but one on their first two albums Hybrid Theory and Meteora. And in those days of music pirating software like Kazaa and Morpheus, I …

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The Epistle to James and How to Sort Yourself Out

Sort yourself out I’ve been doing Sunday school lessons on the book of James for weeks. It’s been challenging and enriching. I’ve also been listening to Jordan Peterson’s lectures for the last year or so. And in them he uses the phrase “sort yourself out” frequently. One morning, I decided I would read the book …

Christianity, Uncategorized

Pre-Evangelism

One of the ways Christians try to evangelize is to help them see how wretched they really are so that they might see their need for Jesus. Other try to help people see their philosophical need for an absolute truth. And just share Jesus without any preamble. These are often wise. But I’ve come across …

Culture, Politics, Uncategorized

Journalism: A lost art?

I was looking up some of Will Gervais’ recent work on atheism (has in the past published on why even atheists dislike athiests, heh). One of the articles that popped up was a salon article about his recent work about the apparent prevalence of atheism in the United States. In the final paragraph the author …

Bible, Christianity, Uncategorized

Genesis 1-2 and Man as Artist

One of the ideas that emerges from the first two chapters of Genesis is the distinction between creation and cultivation, nature and art, or even chaos and order. For instance, when God makes the world it is a chaotic emptiness (Genesis 1:1-2), but through the next several verses, he organizes it into a series of …

Politics, Uncategorized

The Imaginary Amendment

Last election season as morally and emotionally exhausting for many. I thought it was pretty funny. One of the most intriguing aspects of the whole thing was that in the space of about one year, the notion of purely open borders or even more to the point, the notion that the whole planet had a …

Bible, Uncategorized

Science “Disproves” the Bible Again

In a goofy clickbait article, Ian Johnston claims that (btw, it’s helpful to use webarchive to link articles like this so that they don’t get ad revenue): The argument goes: The Bible reported that the Israelites were supposed to annihilate the Canaanites.  If true, “the Canaanites could not have directly contributed genetically to present-day populations.” Canaanite …

Contemporary Trends, Bible, Christianity, Uncategorized

The only word for this: heh

Here is what happens when you believe that ultimate reality is class conflict between men and women: You have to subvert truth to believe that worldview because it is observably true that cooperation between the sexes makes new humans. You have to subvert goodness to believe that worldview because one must assume that any apparent …