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Truth Stranger than it used to be (review)

(3 out of 5 stars)

This book was one of the earliest salvos into the postmodern situation, at least from a semi-“conservative” Christian position.   The authors (hereafter MW) highlight the collapse of the “modern” project, examine the postmodern response, and then offer their own Christian response.   742 more words

Jacob Aitken

Science and Metaphysics (a reaction to "Science Vs. Religion: Beyond The Western Traditions")

Today I read an interesting article on NPR concerning conversation about science and faith.  You can read it here: http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2014/07/13/329759036/science-vs-religion-beyond-the-western-traditions?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20140713

The main idea of the article seems to be that in the U.S., these conversations mainly occur between people with a non-supernatural (or “materialistic”) framework (atheists, agnostics, skeptics etc.) and those from the Abrahamic religions.  1,184 more words

Existential Talks With The Kids

#1 SUPERMAN ISN’T REAL

“Is Superman real, dad?” My son, six, asks.

“No. He’s not real.”

“I feel like he’s real, dad. But I know he’s not.” 282 more words

Big Concepts

LGBTQ-C

NO EIGHTEEN YEAR-OLD SHOULD BE TRUSTED WITH A CREDIT CARD. There, I said it. I know, I know: a good chunk of our economy is based on ripping people off and then collecting on their debt, but please. 1,693 more words

Big Concepts

C. S. Lewis and the Meaning of Life

Whenever I pick up a book by Alister McGrath, I expect it to be interesting, informative, and a delight to read.  His most recent, If I Had Lunch with C. 529 more words

Book Reviews

Making Sense of Trauma

For the longest time I couldn’t understand what was going on in me. Why did my daughter’s little hands touching my throat suddenly make me panic? 960 more words

Glory

Metanarrative in Video Games: My Hope for Halo

Metanarrative is a grand narrative that is tied to all things, a narrative of a narrative. It is similar in essence to a historiography, which is the history of how history is written, within the context of a topic of discussion. 805 more words

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