The Unfundamental Conversion
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When I was an undergrad, we had to read the French philosopher Deleuze. I was extremely offended  by his suggestion that categories are socially constructed. I took it as a direct attack on Aristotle and biology. I wrote a response by arguing that all intelligent discourse requires categorization. For example, when I see people, I …
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People often ask me if I believe in God for a rational reason or if I believe on faith. Usually I answer a rational reason. After all, I am a student of the humanities, and I have had more formal training in rational belief than most naturalists outside the academy. Incidently I stumbled across this …
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Gospel I Love

July 23rd, 2013 | Posted by Lana Hope in Missions - (6 Comments)

As a kid the gospel in my life was an outward proclamation. The gospel was a verbal truth that set people free. You preach in order that people might hear. You confess in order to be set free. Romans 10 was my motto. As I got older, this became more and more hollow in my …
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As a few readers have noticed, throughout my blog I’ve mentioned this deep hope that a good God actually exists so that he can bring hope and healing to this broken world. Some readers have asked whether or not this is a wishful hope, or if this is this is one of anticipation. To be …
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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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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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I read Dan Fincke’s blog on the atheist channel of patheos because I enjoy philosophy and also because I do not wish to make the habit of letting my faith go unchallenged. Even though I am a theist, I enjoy atheism. In so many ways I wish I could be convinced that God did not …
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I Saw A Blind Boy See

April 25th, 2013 | Posted by Lana Hope in Faith | Missions - (7 Comments)

I talk a lot about faith and doubt. For me the two go hand in hand. I think I am like the Israelities. I can see a miracle, and then turn around and again, doubt God. But. I saw a blind person see. His teacher had beat him against the wall until he was blind …
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Why I Still Talk to God

November 26th, 2012 | Posted by Lana Hope in Faith | Missions - (4 Comments)
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I believe in God, and I fully admit that I believe in God based on my limited experiences. In college I became a philosophy nerd. But somewhere around my junior year I realized that philosophy cannot prove God. I later realized that science cannot prove God either. Yet I believe. I know this is not …
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