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Why I Believe Trump Fairly Lost the Election & What Worries Me Most.

Some friends have asked whether I think Trump fairly won or lost the 2020 election. Yes I do think Trump lost fairly and Biden won. If it helps you to keep reading —> I voted for Trump in 2016. Below I’ve listed reasons for why I think Trump lost fairly. I have included links to videos …

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Research Suggests “Smart” People Are Better at Bending Data to Fit Their Biases

Over the last few days I’ve come across a piece of research, more than once, suggesting that a high IQ doesn’t protect you from certain kinds of bias. The first was a defeating-defeater style video by Inspiring Philosophy. The video attempts to undercut claims that a higher IQ leads to atheism. Instead it seems that …

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Will the Real “Critical Realism” Please Stand Up?

I am writing my dissertation on critical realism. More specifically I am putting critical realism in conversation with analytic theology. Critical realism feels something like a 1960’s to early 2000’s topic. Except for a form that emerged in the early decades of the 20th century, most critical realists did their work in the last quarter …

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Ontological Pluralism – How many ways can a thing exist?

One thing that I completely missed in my past theological education prior to attending Fuller Seminary was essence/existence distinctions. … and from here… considering God’s essence as his existence as a way of safeguarding divine simplicity and avoid seeing God as having parts. (If I’ve got that right). When I started hanging around Analytic theologians …

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“Are Human’s Worth Saving?” – Failing to Distinguish Human Value and Merit.

I copied the above image from a Facebook post someone put up in a reformed group. People responded to it with various answers. Most said “No” “Nope” “Not at all…” Here is my response: The original post seems to conflate two different issues: worth vs merit.(a) Is there any good reason to save humans? Value/Worth(b) …

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The Ultimate Guide to Starting Latin.

The purpose of this post is primarily to give me a place to add resources as I find them from time to time. Dictionaries & Lexicons lexilogos.com/english/latin_dictionary.ht This site has several links to dictionaries including Perseus. online-latin-dictionary.com   This is an excellent dictionary. Not only will it find Latin forms, it will give you a link that allows you […]

Theological Method and the Prioritization of Sources in Theological Work

A Model for Theological Method: Balancing the Sources and Norms of Theology (by Jesse Gentile) Clarifying one’s theological methodology instead of doing theology is like sharpening a knife without cutting into anything. ( Cited by Paul Allen)FOOTNOTE: Footnote A dull knife is more dangerous than a sharp knife. (Common warning from chefs)  A motivating concern …

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