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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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The evidence is mounting that working on a PhD leads to mental health problems: here is some of that evidence.

Its seems that every week I come across an article about how unhealthy pursuing a PhD can be. I’m not talking about how “sitting is the new smoking” – that would be a problem for academics as well. Instead, I’m referring to the mounting evidence that PhD work leads to mental health problems for startling …

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Science, Philosophy and Religion?

Last week I wrote a short piece the for the Fuller Analytic Theology blog. These are my thoughts on a recent talk that Dr. Hud Hudson gave during our weekly fuller Analytic Theology presentation. Hudson’s paper was titled “A Metaphysical Bridge.” It dealt with the interface that analytic philosophy can provide for dialogue between science and religion. …

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Why did God ask Abraham to sacrifice Isaac?

The Sacrifice of Isaac (1966), by Marc Chagall There are likely several reasons, but let me share a Facebook post I wrote up today that may give us one reason that the testing of Abraham’s faith was important, if not necessary.  (Facebook post begins below)… Among other things, the testing of Abrahams faith gives others epistemic …

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Mainstream America: secular “legalism” and the loss of civil “grace.”

The point of this post, in a nutshell, is to draw a link between an bit of church terminology from a past generation (i.e. legalism) and the same behavior manifesting itself in wider society (i.e. thought policing? political correctness? pick-a-better-name?) The solution in both cases is the same; grace. Legalism; an old complaint about the …

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