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We live in a modern age, and modernists are quick to refer their opponents in debates to “the EVIDENCE.” “The evidence suggests,” you will hear people say. Frequently. When discussing whether or not God exists, atheists will say, “But there is no evidence that anything supernatural exists,” and then their opponents will turn around and …
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So I’ve sort of stopped blogging. I haven’t stop.stopped. I just haven’t posted. I would say there are three main reasons for this: 1)  I find the internet pretty negative lately. 2). I realize that I will inevitably end up offending someone who I really do not want to offend them. For example, in my last post …
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New Tribes Missions and Hell

I am a hopeful universalist. I believe God will force no one into hell against their will, and I am hopeful that God’s love will ultimately overcome everyone and all will freely choose to worship him over living outside God’s presence. I have written before about why I personally rejected hell here and here.  But today, I …
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I am a very bold person, who tends to speak up too often, and listen too little. But in my life I am trying to speak less and listen more, so that I can be a peacemaker and not a peace breaker. While I’ve never had the ability to just believe what I was told, …
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Most people think of language as a tool of communication. In language we give arbitary signs to things. In philosophy, we call this the instrumental view of language or the referential function of language. According to referential theories of language, a word stands for an idea or object. The main point is that philosophy largely recognizes …
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Hi, everyone, I did an audio recording, where I argue that saying the Duggars are uber-godly or uber-evil cultivates an attitude that does not help free the Duggars. The recording is not perfect because I don’t have an edit button like I do in typing. For example, I forgot to mention that yes, it’s possible …
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We never did much for Christmas as a kid, and in many ways, I’m glad. I’ve never felt that rushing around in mobs to buy gifts for western people who have it all is a particular worthy use of time and resources. I don’t have a problem with gifts, decorations, or good food, but right now, traffic is …
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When I was a kid, we would mock some of the early Christians for thinking that the human soul just went to sleep until the body is resurrected at Christ’s return. We also judged the early Christians who insisted on being buried because otherwise their bodies might not be able to be resurrected. The reason my …
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I recently thought of this post, I wrote on Christmas Eve from my phone while with a few teenagers in Asia. We spent Christmas day floating around a pond in 80F/26C weather in shorts, and in the evening when the temperature had dropped to 68F/20C, I read a book out on a lawn chair while the kids were …
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Guest Post I was an overweight kid starting around fourth grade.  We spent a lot of time in church.  Church twice on Sunday, once on Wednesday, and anything in between.  I can’t say I didn’t like it.  Church fueled my passion for music and the art of a good service.  I learned a lot.  I …
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