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I have written a lot about the difference between a modern and postmodern framework of knowledge, or what we might call “worldview” to use common speech. I have hinted and briefly mentioned that the premodern is actually drastically different from both the modern and postmodern frameworks, but I have lacked concrete examples to explain this. …
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apostates

Content note: Homophobia, hatred, denial, and emotionally abusive language. I return to review Kevin Swanson’s book Apostate. This time, we turn to chapter 7, entitled “Forming the Humanist Ethic.” This chapter focuses primarily on Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) with some discussion of John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), and Bertrand Russell (1872-1970). I have begun to notice a …
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aposate the book

In today’s review, I will discuss chapter 6 of Kevin Swanson’s book Apostate. In this chapter, Kevin Swanson intensely unravels his special dislike for Rousseau, more so than any of the other “apostates” discussed in the previous chapters.  In part, I understand. Rousseau was not a man of integrity and honor. As Swanson discusses, Rousseau …
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Growing up, my family was not particularly superstitious about demons, ghosts, and spirits. There was a reason for this. We were influenced by the Reformed Tradition. My dad does not believe in a rapture, tribulation, or 1,000 year reign. He believes the 1000 year reign is symbolic of the current age, that Satan and his …
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I read missions blogs. And missions forums. And missions tweets. And missions whatever. This is always the reoccurring theme: “CARE FOR THE HEART OF YOUR THIRD CULTURE CHILD.” Like: the missionaries utter and repeat this, over and over. And they say: “PARENTS, YOU MAY. NOT. GET. IT. You may be living in another country, far …
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aposate the book

Okay. In this review, I will discuss Chapter 5 in Kevin Swanson’s book Apostate. Previous reviews: Preface Chapter 1 and 2 Thomas Aquinas (Chapter 3) Rene Descartes (chapter 4) As a warning, the writing in this chapter is confusing; it fails to clarify terms and positions, and it is hard to pinpoint what he is …
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apostates

Outside homeschool circles, the name Kevin Swanson may not spark much familiarity. Therefore, my reviews of his book Apostate may seem odd. Why review a book that lacks any intellectual rigor and twists facts for a fundamentalist agenda? Why bother? A few days ago I was listening to Generations with Vision, Kevin Swanson’s podcast, where …
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My first trip to Asia was a uber-great experience. I lived with a mountain family living off the grid with chickens roaring in my ear all night, complete with weeds, humidity, creek water as shower and drink, and sleeping on a loft.  The husband/father of the family had a horrific childhood and in all respects …
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doug phillips

Trigger warning: vivid descriptions of sexual assault. Last year we learned that Doug Philips, well-known homeschool father and homeschool business leader, had been involved in what he framed as a consensual extramarital relationship with another woman. Later on we heard the other side of the story, this time from the victim herself. Phillips had groomed …
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apostate

I am reviewing Kevin Swanson’s book Apostate chapter-by-chapter. So far here are the reviews I have written: Preface Chapter 1 and 2 Thomas Aquinas (Chapter 3) Since I have not written any reviews in a while, I thought I would recap why I am writing these reviews. Then I will go on to review chapter …
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