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A Philosophy of Education: Start Simple and Build From There.

So you need a philosophy of education? How do you craft a philosophy of education that is more that word soup, hastily typed out to complete an application? Lets face it, there are a confusing variety of philosophies of educational: essentialism, pragmatism, behaviorism, reconstructionism, existentialism, perennialism, and so on. While each of these has something …

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Three Things I Did to Start Waking Up Before 6am – Often Without an Alarm.

I woke up this morning at 4am. I got up at 4:30am. I’ve gotten out of bed every day this month well before 6am. Furthermore, I’ve woken up without an alarm most of those days. Aaaaaand… it might help you to know that in the past I justified my “inability” to get up early by …

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

Published: January 12, 2021 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 …

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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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“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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