Tag: speculative theology

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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 …

Christian Mindset, Bible, Christianity, Spiritual Life

From the outside in?

The pattern we typically set for people who wish to be more like Christ is this: Start from the inside out. It’s not unreasonable. Jesus says roughly that to the Pharisees: Matthew 23:25-26 ESV “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside they …

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Sanctification, Repentance, and the Habit Loop

Introduction to Concept: In his book The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg explains something advertisers have known for quite some time: human beings can be trained to respond to cues with routines as long as there is a reward. He calls this the habit loop. It looks like this: The idea is that when we …