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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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Image of a man sitting in prison cell.

“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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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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