The Unfundamental Conversion
The sin

In this post, I  argue that original sin, the Christian teaching that humans are born a priori sinful or fallen, in Enlightenment philosophy (15th-19th century) is intensified, rather than forgotten or overcome: sure, many Enlightenment philosophers largely deny original sin, but much of the baggage that we as children of Christian fundamentalism associate with original sin, is present and fostered in Enlightenment …
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I was recently directed a letter that Richard Dawkins wrote to his ten year old in which he posits the question, how do we know what we know. Have you ever wondered how we know the things that we know? How do we know, for instance, that the stars, which look like tiny pinpricks in the …
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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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Andrew Robert Baxter Designs Lonewolf Message 5

Some times people call me a liberal Christian. I know liberal is a loose and almost meaningless term without a context or concrete set of definitions, so I am not saying that people are always misrepresenting me. But to be clear, I am absolutely not theologically liberal. Christian liberalism was a 19th century response to …
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Andrew Robert Baxter Designs The Ground of Alien Technologjmy

While I do not fully agree with Dr. R.C. Sproul, this entry is indebted to his lectures on contemporary theology. Lately I haven’t been writing the series on the 20th century theologians and philosophers who influenced progressive Christianity because I’ve been out travelling (OMG, I hiked down the Grand Canyon!!). Anyway, I already covered Tillich …
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