Tag Archives: Christianity

Mark Driscoll is no accident

If you haven’t heard what is going on at Mars Hill church in Seattle, a long history of abuse is coming to a head in just the last few weeks and months. People are finally standing up for what is … Continue reading

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Does theology have a reason to exist?

The following is semi-formal discussion of theology and philosophy. While I am passionate about the subject matter, it could come across as stuffy and impersonal compared to my usual posts. I will use words like “situatedness.” Deal with it. Theology … Continue reading

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Progressives, Paradigms, and Problem People

“If only everyone thought like me!” said pretty much everyone, ever. Unfortunately, such is not the case. And when it comes to important ideas, we often wish that the problem people — those who stubbornly refuse to change their views … Continue reading

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Then they came for me…

It would be great if I could share a self-congratulatory tale about how I overcame the bonds of prejudice (against gays, women) with great moral courage and fortitude. Unfortunately, my tale reads something closer to the famous poem by¬†Martin Niem√∂ller: … Continue reading

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What We Stand to Lose: Why Social Progressives Need Philosophy

It might sound old and boring, but we need philosophy now more than ever It’s great that gay marriage, feminism, and similar social causes are gaining ground — if not in the law, at least in our culture, and that … Continue reading

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In Which I Boldly Proclaim My Ambition!

I’ve always had a lot of serious issues with motivation. I had a good thing going for a while before several traumatic events knocked me back down — I’ve covered those elsewhere and I don’t feel like rehashing them. The … Continue reading

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The Word of Zorb the All-Knowing

Just a few weeks ago, I ran everyone through a thought experiment involving rhinos and unicorns in order to demonstrate that religious belief has the tendency to do weird things to our reasoning capacity. The most common objection I encountered … Continue reading

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