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December 17

The Poop Collector

“…punishment for our peace was on Him, and we are healed by His wounds.”  (Isaiah 53.5, HCSB).

Read Isaiah 53:5-6

When my children were younger, they went to a school that was in a very nice neighborhood.   536 more words

Philosopher Fridays: Anselm's Ontological Argument

Welcome to Philosopher Fridays, where I aim to expose the academic underpinnings of my thoughts on story-telling and writing. In this series I make no attempt to give a comprehensive view of any of the philosophers I tackle, but instead pick out and explain what draws me back to their works again and again.  1,339 more words

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Review: A Buddhist History of the West

David R. Loy, State University of New York Press, Albany 2002.

In A Buddhist History of the West, David Loy extends the idea of scarcity (or Lack, using Buddhist terms) to include spiritual emptiness.  1,074 more words

Buddhism

Geerhardus Vos on Atonement

A lot of criticisms leveled against penal substitution (PSA) are based upon the fact that PSA is far to commercial in nature. It makes it seem as though God is subject to some abstract economic theory over which he is not sovereign. 250 more words

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