The Unfundamental Conversion
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I think I should do a series on ways that modernity has infilterated the church or just life. But instead I’ll just write about it when I spontaneously cross paths with it. Today I want to talk about values. According to Canadian historian George Grant, Nietzsche understood modernity more than any other thinker. He understood …
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"I Have a Dream"

When I left evangelicalism, I got depressed. It was a living nightmare. After I wrote my post on how the Duggars are not crazy, it hit me head on that I actually left a part of me that was extremely meaningful. Also, the homeschool positive series on Homeschoolers Anonymous made me a bit homesick. That …
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Redemption of the Past

September 9th, 2013 | Posted by Lana Hope in History | Philosophy | Religion - (1 Comments)
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Nietzsche theorized that people turn to religion to take revenge on time. People are born, other people control their lives, pain and sadness come. Life sucks. Everyone is sad inside. Christianity redeems the past. Christianity takes revenge on the evil by bringing hope and theoretical healing. Nietzsche had a problem with this. Mostly he had …
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CHAINED!!!

Perhaps the most basic explanation for sin and suffering – the one that we hear so, so often – is so so flawed. The story goes that suffering came to the world because man sinned. We chose death instead of eternity. We chose destruction instead of life. We, the people, had control of our own …
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Activiste quantique...

ImAges ImprObables / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND I already wrote two posts on tolerance here and here. But I think more needs to said. As a daughter of fundamentalism, my heart is heavy because there is only so much crap I can take. I can only handle so much, “This is right. This is wrong. …
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Drain boy

phill.d / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND It strikes me as odd that when I wrote my initial post on this series, I had not read or listened to Peter Rollins, yet he articulates perfectly the existential battle and uncertainty that I feel (and wrote in that post) as a Christian in a postmodern error. Peter …
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In this series I use progressive Christian in its very broad sense simply because it’s a well-known word, and the one patheos uses. I admit the word is too loaded. I have stated that I consider myself progressive but have become disgruntled with the progressive Christian church. This series will first talk about the philosophy …
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So I went to the library today and found a book by Spong called Resurrection: Myth or Reality? This book looks at the origins and development of Christianity, asking if Jesus ever had a bodily resurrection. And that reminded me of why the “progressive” church today is hard for an evangelical or fundamentalist to grasp. …
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Desperation; Who holds your heart?

While I do not fully agree with Dr. R.C. Sproul, this entry is entirely indebted to his lectures on contemporary theology. I am doing a series on the questions that haunt progressive Christianity. Read this introduction. In classical orthodoxy, or classical Christianity as some may call it, historical events of the Bible happened. More importantly, …
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yard

As I have written, I have rejected Calvinism, sola scriptura, and fundamentalism. Additionally, through my studies in philosophy, I lost much faith in the traditional arguments for the existence of God (what we call natural theology). And somehow that has left me reading the blogs of progressive Christians, hoping, searching for faith in an existential …
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