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“The opposite of faith is not doubt but certainty.”

And absolute certainty is what leads to fundamentalism

Spiritual Development

Book Review: Caliphate, by Tom Kratman

reviewed by Zeke Teflon

(Caliphate, by Tom Kratman, Baen, 2008, 502 pp., $7.99)

With ISIS running amok in Iraq and Syria, committing mass murder in brutal, horrific fashion, it’s relevant to review probably the most direct sci-fi treatment of what a Muslim fundamentalist takeover would mean:  Tom Kratman’s… 618 more words

Religion

Ancient Shores - Jack McDevitt (1996)

‘Tom Lasker is about to have his life turned upside down. In the midst of his wheat fields two thousand miles from any ocean, he digs up the remains of a forty-two foot sailboat in near perfect condition. 425 more words

1990s

Why Nazarene scholars won't embrace inerrancy

So I received in the mail one of those little books who people with a burning message on their hearts find the resources for which to mail a copy of their book to every pastor in America, or, in this case, every pastor in a particular denomination. 552 more words

Theology, Scripture, Theologians

third parent

You were Spirit-filled women wearing soft perfume and pantyhose, shoes kicked off and crying freely, arms raised, mascara smeared, interceding for husbands and children. You listened and gave advice, and encouraged me to get up and sing into the microphone. 704 more words

Depressed? Yes. Guilty for it? Nope.

I’m one of those people for whom depression will be a constant struggle for at least awhile longer. My depression does NOT, however, need to be compounded by guilt for it anymore. 365 more words

Smoky Quartz

Pagan Puritanism

When the subject of Pagan Puritanism came up in a conversation recently with Robin Herne, I initially thought of it as a bit of a joke. 569 more words

Pagan